Sarah Sanders is being strongly criticized for defending the students who harassed a Native American veteran over the weekend. The White House White House press secretary told Fox News, “I’ve never seen people so happy to destroy a kid’s life.”
Sanders, who says President Trump will meet with the students from the Kentucky conservative private Catholic school in the White House after the shutdown, spoke with Sean Hannity on Fox News Tuesday night, as Talking Points Memo reports.
“I think what happened with BuzzFeed is a great lesson for the media,” Sanders said, referring to the news outlet’s story that President Trump told Michael Chen to lie to Congress. Although Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office refuted aspects of the article, Buzzfeed is standing by its reporting.
“Quit trying to be first and start trying to be right,” she continued, directing her anger at the media. President Donald Trump has told on average about six lies per day since taking office two years ago.
“We have seen time and time again where they run out here with outrageous, ridiculous stories. One person reports it to begin with and they all jump on it. We saw it again with the Covington students. I’ve never seen people so happy to destroy a kid’s life.”
Sanders doubles down on support of Covington student: "I’ve never seen people so happy to destroy a kid’s life" pic.twitter.com/lngd9yL0mr
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) January 23, 2019
Sanders, in the video above, begins by claiming President Trump “would love for people to report things accurately.” (Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt has said Trump means, “report the story the way I want it reported.”)
Some on social media were quick to jump on Sanders for her hypocrisy. Among them, David Hogg, one of the Parkland student survivors who were mercilessly attacked and bashed on Fox News and in the conservative media as “crisis actors,” and worse:
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) January 23, 2019
Many others noted the Trump administration since 2017 has enacted a policy to intentionally separate thousands of migrant children from their families at the border, in a failed effort to deter others from attempting to cross the border in violation of the law, which is a misdemeanor.
Take a look at some of the responses:
YOU. SEPARATED. IMMIGRANT. KIDS. FROM. THEIR. FAMILIES.
Not as a disorganized act of internet outrage.
As a matter of official, deliberate government policy. https://t.co/FSCwaVfJEs
— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) January 23, 2019
They ripped 2000+ kids from their parents. https://t.co/zms5UiRt5J
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) January 23, 2019
She means a white kid.
Brown kids? Well, they belong in cages. https://t.co/4VEFgTgVLU
— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) January 23, 2019
Her boss took out a full-page ad in the New York Daily News to call for the death penalty for a group of innocent teenagers https://t.co/sRXtV0bobQ
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) January 23, 2019
“Never seen people so happy to destroy a kid’s life” said Sarah Sanders, on Fox News, home of Laura Ingraham, who attacked a school shooting survivor resulting in him receiving death threats just days after he saw his classmates murderered. pic.twitter.com/364LzOdhMj
— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) January 23, 2019
— LaCroce (@LaCroceNYC) January 23, 2019
Virginia was the bellwether of 2017’s big blue wave — but could it happen again?
In November 2017, powered by a surge of grassroots activism one year after Donald Trump’s election, Democrats wiped out a Republican supermajority in the Virginia House of Delegates, and came within one disputed ballot and a random drawing of sharing power in a 50-50 chamber — an early harbinger of the 2018 blue wave. Now they’re back to finish the job, aiming to recapture control of both legislative chambers for the first time in 26 years and set the tone for the 2020 election.
Swing Left, a key player in flipping the House of Representatives last year, has targeted 15 races in the House of Delegates and five in the State Senate. Their main focus is people power, but they’ve also raised more than $550,000 in grassroots donations as of Sept. 11. Just two seats are needed to flip each chamber, and a court-ordered redistricting has made flipping the House much more doable.
‘Did Obama know?’ Rudy Giuliani flings wild new accusations against Biden in overnight tweet rant
President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani hurled accusations of Ukraine corruption at Joe Biden and his son in a series of middle-of-the-night tweets.
The president admitted Sunday to speaking to Ukraine's president about an investigation of Hunter Biden's business dealings with a natural gas company in the country, after a series of reports revealed his efforts to pressure that government to come up with dirt on the former vice president.
Early Monday morning, Giuliani accused Kiev of laundering $3 million to Hunter Biden and suggested the Obama administration was aware but did nothing, although the former New York City mayor offered no supporting evidence of those allegations.
Chronically underpaid EMTs are being assaulted at record rates
If Upton Sinclair were to write the modern equivalent to “The Jungle,” he might make the setting the metaphorical meat grinder of today’s emergency medical services industry.
Across the nation, emergency medical service professionals, the front-line workforce upon which so much of a patient outcome rests, are grossly underpaid for brutal work schedules that put them at risk of both serious physical injury and burnout.
The cherry on the top of this abuse sundae is that they are 14 times more likely to be violently assaulted on the job than a firefighter.