A Reliable Sources panel on CNN kept up the drumbeat of criticism of White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders on Sunday, asking why she hasn’t been fired since she was exposed in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report as an admitted liar.
With host Brian Stetler bluntly stating, “Sarah Sanders is a press secretary with zero credibility. Why does she still have a job?” panelists wondered how long President Donald Trump’s spokesperson could hang on.
While one guest pointed out that Sanders is reportedly popular in the White House, CNN contributor April Ryan said that didn’t matter with an impassioned summary of Trumps press secretary’s history of smears and lies.
“Here is the issue. Under oath, she acknowledged she lied — under oath,” Ryan repeated for emphasis. “That’s not the only lie that has been told from that sacred room to the American public and the world.”
“The reason why this is so important is because everything is in the balance at the White House, we are all touched by what happens and said from the White House: war and peace, life and death are written and spoken from that podium or from the oval office,” she added.
“She’s the president’s mouthpiece, her credibility is shot,” Ryan continued. “There’s a list of things and more. I’ll detail another one about the payment to Stormy Daniels – that was a lie. Also against our colleague Jim Acosta, a propaganda video against Jim Acosta.”
“This is the United States, not Russia or China. Credibility is a huge piece of the puzzle and her credibility is shot,” she concluded.
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Trump is ‘losing it’ and ‘devolving down into rabbit holes of conspiracy theories’: Conservative TV host
On Monday, conservative CNN talk show host S. E. Cupp slammed President Donald Trump for his behavior amid the coronavirus pandemic.
"I think no matter who the president is, there's always going to be someone criticizing the response to a disaster," said anchor Brianna Keilar. "But something that has been true since the beginning of this is that the president really had a real opportunity, handed one, to unify people, to lead, to set a tone, and he's really squandering it, isn't he?"
"I think we should say, Brianna, this has long gone past offensive, and distasteful. I think what we're seeing is the president losing it," said Cupp. "I don't think that the president's behavior is that of a healthy, stable, balanced person. That he can't focus all of his energy and efforts and attention on this global pandemic, on securing the physical and economic safety and health of this country, is very alarming. Instead, devolving down these rabbit holes of conspiracy theories, baseless conspiracy theories as you pointed out, attacking women for their looks and their weight, you know, threatening governors, one in Michigan for mail-in voting, another in North Carolina for not guaranteeing a full house at the RNC."
Trump ally: It’s ‘unrealistic’ to say president shouldn’t golf just because people are dying of COVID-19
On CNN Monday, former Trump adviser and Republican lobbyist David Urban defended President Donald Trump's decision to take a golf outing as coronavirus deaths approached 100,000.
"Every death is horrible," Urban said. However, "people die in America every day, and just to expect the president to sit frozen in his office is unrealistic."
The US approaches 100,000 coronavirus deaths, while this weekend President Trump played golf.
Close Trump confidante @DavidJUrban says “every death is horrible," but "people die in America every day, and just to expect the president to sit frozen in his office is unrealistic.” pic.twitter.com/rYnVaUD0Tc
Watching Trump read from teleprompter is like a ‘parallel universe’ compared to his crazy tweets: CNN’s John King
President Donald Trump on Monday delivered a somber Memorial Day address -- and CNN host John King remarked about how strange it was to see him acting presidential.
Even though the president spent the weekend launching angry attacks on his political foes that included a baseless accusation of murder against MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, he stuck entirely to reading from the teleprompter during his Memorial Day speech, which included stirring stories of courage about members of America's armed forces.