On Friday, confronted by ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos for repeatedly lying that “countless” FBI agents praised President Donald Trump’s decision to fire James Comey, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders snapped.
“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 [sic] Party.”
Her bizarre comment, which appeared to try to shift the discussion onto Democrats to dodge responsibility for her repeated false statements about the FBI, were quickly scorched on Twitter:
So “not a robot” is the new “lying liar who lies.”
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) April 19, 2019
She has tarnished the office of press secretary. Zero credibility. She must resign
— Jonathan 😎🏳️🌈 (@SouthernDem74) April 19, 2019
I’m not a robot so expect me to lie then expect me to lie as to why I lied.@PressSec
— no_maj 🇪🇺+🇬🇧=💖 (@helen_poppet) April 19, 2019
‘I bullshit and make stuff up all the time. Deal with it George!’#MAGA
— JamesFromTheInternet (@JamesFTInternet) April 19, 2019
She proves once again what a repugnant liar she is. Just apologize like a normal person, or like the Christian she professes to be! Instead it’s condescension & ALWAYS nastiness toward Dems even when SHE’S the one being called out on one (of her many) lies. Just despicable.
— DiDi (@austenphile11) April 19, 2019
Stop giving airtime to this depraved shell of a person. She is lying to America, and you are helping her do it.
— TJR (@jordantl) April 19, 2019
She should resign. This is not acceptable from a Press Sec. This is an abuse, this is an insult to the American people. This shameless woman is a liar, a fraud, a fake, and should not be in any position of public trust.
— Robbie Wallis (@Robbie_Wallis1) April 19, 2019
She’s caught and look at the lies coming out of her mouth. This just proves that if you want the truth out of Sarah Sanders she has to be under oath otherwise she’ll continue to lie to your face. She’s learned nothing from this entire fiasco.
— JoeCuban (@JBSmartMoney) April 19, 2019