ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on Friday cornered White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders for blatantly lying about former FBI Director James Comey.
During an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Stephanopoulos took Sanders to task for claiming that her lie about “countless” FBI agents thanking her for firing Comey was a mere “slip of the tongue.” In reality, he noted, Sanders repeated the claim about FBI agents being happy about Comey’s dismissal twice in the days after the initial statement.
“That’s not a slip of the tongue, Sarah, that’s a deliberate false statement,” he said.
“Actually, if you look at what I said, I said the slip of the tongue was in using the word ‘countless,'” Sanders explained. “There were a number of FBI [agents], former and current, that agreed with the president’s decision.”
Stephanopoulos was having none of it, however, and he pointed to special counsel Robert Mueller’s report that Sanders admitted to the special counsel that her comments about Comey “were not founded on anything.”
“It was in the heat of the moment, meaning that it wasn’t a scripted talking point,” she said. “I’m sorry that I wasn’t a robot like the Democrat Party.”
Watch the video below.
Pressed repeatedly on her comments on FBI agents, Sarah Sanders tells @GStephanopoulos, “It was the heat of the moment, meaning that it wasn’t a scripted talking point. I’m sorry that I wasn’t a robot like the Democratic Party” was about Mueller probe. https://t.co/mOQZNKl1wy pic.twitter.com/y3xcNwVYHg
— ABC News (@ABC) April 19, 2019
LAX customs officer calls journalist ‘fake news’ and demands to know if he works for CNN or MSNBC: report
On Thursday, Empire Magazine's James Dyer stated in a Twitter thread that he was stopped by a customs official while arriving at Los Angeles International Airport, aggressively interrogated about his journalistic career, and accused of being "fake news":
Wow. Just... wow. Just went through LAX immigration. Presented my journalist visa and was stopped by the CBP agent and accused of being part of the ‘fake news media’.
— James Dyer (@jamescdyer) August 22, 2019
‘He does not belong in this office’: Ron Reagan says Trump ‘has been crazy because he is crazy’
The son of Republican President Ronald Reagan blasted President Donald Trump on MSNBC on Tuesday.
Ron Reagan, Jr. was interviewed on "Hardball" by Chris Matthews.
The host recounted Trump's attacks on Denmark after they said Greenland was not for sale.
"He wants to fight with everybody, including the quiet, American-loving Danes. What’s up?" Matthews asked.
"Well, it’s craziness, but I take a little umbrage at this idea that we have to ascribe it to something like the economy or his anxiousness about re-election. He’s acting the way he’s acting because he is who he is and what he is," Reagan replied.
Trump may look unstable now — but the economy is going to make him much worse: CNN’s April Ryan
On Thursday's edition of CNN's "OutFront," analyst and American Urban Radio Network Washington bureau chief April Ryan walked through how President Donald Trump backed himself into a corner by trying to build his brand on a great economy — and is coming to pieces as a result.
"April, what are you hearing? Is the economy causing the president's erratic behavior?" asked anchor Kate Bolduan.
"Yes, yes, and yes," said Ryan. "This president has been touting a great economy, and this is the cornerstone since I guess since the very beginning of his administration for people to feel that he should win re-election, that he is firmly planted for the American public and he's working for them," said Ryan. "But indicators, non-traditional indicators, are saying something different. He is having a hard time trying to marry the great economy with what it looks like for the American public, particularly the grassroots."