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Sarah Sanders raked over the coals for stating Trump is an ‘advocate for civility’: ‘He’s not — and she knows it’

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was roasted in The Washington Post for her “towering lie” about President Donald Trump’s promotion of violence.

Sanders was asked about the domestic terrorism case involving Coast Guard Lt. Christopher Hasson.

“The defendant is a domestic terrorist bent on committing acts dangerous to human life that are intended to affect government conduct,” federal prosecutors alleged.

Hasson allegedly had an assassination list of Democratic politicians and journalists.

Trump did not comment on the case until he was asked about it by NBC News chief White House correspondent Hallie Jackson.

Sanders was also asked about the role of Trump’s rhetoric in inciting white nationalist violence.

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“I certainly don’t think that the president at any point has done anything but condemn violence — against journalists or anyone else,” Sanders claimed, despite Trump’s long history of public statements to the contrary.

“In fact, every single time something like this happens, the president is typically one of the first people to condemn the violence and the media is the first people to blame the president,” she added, despite the fact Trump had gone days without condemning Hasson.

Erik Wemple, The Post‘s media critic, blasted Sanders for “the blinding dishonesty of Sanders’s attempt to frame the president as an advocate for civility. He is not, and Sanders knows it.”

“If Sanders had been unaware at that her categorical words amounted to a continuation of Spicerism from the briefing room lectern, PolitiFact, The Post and others highlighted the several occasions on which Trump, often at rallies, either smiled on violent acts,” he noted.

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Even Trump’s body language as encouraged violence.

“At a rally before last year’s midterms, Trump praised Rep. Greg Gianforte, the Montana Republican who’d body-slammed a reporter for the Guardian during his 2017 campaign. ‘Never wrestle him. You understand that? Never. Any guy who can do a body-slam. He’s my kind of . . .,’ said Trump last October. ‘He’s my guy. . . . So I was in Rome with a lot of the leaders from other countries . . . And I heard about it. And we endorsed Greg very early, but I had heard that he body-slammed a reporter.’ Amid those words, Trump mimicked the act of body-slamming — a violence-encouraging gesture,” he noted.

The victim of Gianforte’s attack said he felt “shock and dismay” when he heard Trump’s comments.

Wemple noted the White House had not responded to a request for comment on the story.

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“We cited this history to Sanders in an email on Friday afternoon, stating that it all appears to be evidence of a lie. We will update this post with any response,” he said.

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Trump introduced his family at his official campaign kickoff — including ‘my late brother Fred, Jr’

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President Donald Trump introduced a long-deceased sibling moments after officially announcing his re-election bid during a campaign rally in Orlando, Florida.

"And I am profoundly thankful to my family, I have a great family. Melania, Don, Ivanka, Eric, Tiffany, baron, Lara, Jared, Robert, Marianne, Elizabeth and my late brother, Fred, Jr." Trump said.

Fred, Jr. was Trump's older brother and died of a heart attack almost four decades ago, passing in 1981.

"In a telephone interview last week, Mr. Trump said he had learned by watching his brother how bad choices could drag down even those who seemed destined to rise," The New York Times reported in 2016. Seeing his brother suffering led him to avoid ever trying alcohol or cigarettes, he said."

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‘We have been under siege’: Trump falsely claims he has been ‘violently’ attacked by his critics

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President Donald Trump claimed to be the victim of "violence" during his official campaign kickoff in Orlando, Florida.

"Many times I said we would drain the swamp and that’s exactly what we are doing right now. We are draining the swamp," Trump claimed, despite having the most scandal-plagued administration in American history.

"And that is why the swamp is fighting back so viciously and violently," Trump argued.

"For the last two and a half years we have been under siege and with the Mueller report we want and now they want a do-over. They want a do-over," he repeated.

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders lied ‘proudly and with impunity’ because she was raised to be ‘impervious to reason’: WH reporter

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Outgoing White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was blasted by a White House correspondent for her brazen lying from the White House podium.

"Sarah Sanders is a true believer. Conditioned by an upbringing rooted in Christian rhetoric that's impervious to reason, she views the world through a lens in which everything exists in absolutes," Playboy magazine White House correspondent Brian Karem wrote.

Her father, Mike Huckabee, is an Evangelical pastor who served as the Republican governor of Arkansas prior to unsuccessful presidential bids.

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