Exposed as a liar by the Mueller report, Sarah Sanders visited Fox News on Monday and continued to lie, this time about CNN reporter April Ryan, who Sanders falsely accused of making death threats. Ryan, clearly speaking metaphorically, said last week that the White House needed to “start lopping the heads off” after the Mueller report showed the depth of incompetence, chaos, and corruption under President Donald Trump’s administration.
“I have had reporters say a lot of things about me. They’ve said I should be choked. I should deserve a lifetime of harassment, but certainly never had anybody say I should be decapitated,” said Sanders, providing no evidence for her claims. In fact Sanders’ father, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, has said Ryan should be “gutted like a deer.”
“It takes us to a new low, even for liberal media,” complained Sanders, as she continued to lie about Ryan. “It once again proves why this journalist isn’t taken seriously.” In fact, Ryan has won numerous awards for her reporting including 2017 “Journalist of the Year” by the National Association of Black Journalists. Earlier this year, Ryan was honored with the 2019 Freedom of the Press Award by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. Her book about the Trump White House, The Presidency in Black and White is a best-seller.
“I think our team needs to remain focused on how we keep pushing those things that actually help Americans and not engage in these petty fights with journalists that again shouldn’t be taken seriously,” Sanders went on, publicly escalating her petty fight with Ryan.
Reporters like Ryan aren’t “taken seriously” and were simply “looking for couple more minutes on TV,” Sanders said after her already shaky reputation for forthrightness was destroyed, and she stood in front of the cameras and continued to spew word salad as families rolled Easter Eggs behind her on the White House lawn.
Trump’s ‘no collusion’ lie is finally falling apart — but will Americans actually notice?
Although the Mueller Report has been in the public domain for nearly two months, there’s still a ton of confusion and disinformation around it. The confusion is specifically due to two things: Very few voters have actually read it, and Donald Trump is delighted to exploit that fact. It doesn’t help that Robert Mueller has been more than a little cryptic about his findings — refusing to answer questions or to appear for congressional testimony to clear the air.
Consequently, the president and his Red Hat loyalists continue to repeat the “NO COLLUSION!' lie with very little push-back. The all-caps falsehood gains momentum every time Trump repeats it. Likewise, Bill Barr’s March 24 letter and his subsequent public remarks erroneously confirmed Trump’s lie before anyone, including Congress, was allowed to actually read the report.
Trump calls himself a rock star as he tries to drum up interest in his Orlando rally: ‘Going to be wild!’
President Donald Trump compared himself to a rock star ahead of his campaign kickoff rally in Orlando, where hundreds of supporters camped out a day ahead of the Florida event.
Supporters waited in line more than 40 hours before Tuesday night's rally at the Amway Center, and the president claimed that showed he was as popular as musicians who pack arenas for rock concerts.
"The Fake News doesn’t report it," Trump tweeted, "but Republican enthusiasm is at an all time high. Look what is going on in Orlando, Florida, right now! People have never seen anything like it (unless you play a guitar). Going to be wild - See you later!"
MSNBC’s Morning Joe and Mika hilariously taunt Trump over lousy ratings for his ABC interview: He didn’t even beat ‘Family Feud’
President Donald Trump sees his poll numbers as the same thing as television ratings, according to panelists on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
Host Joe Scarborough and others shared anecdotes showing the president's obsession with poll numbers and TV ratings, and his compulsion to push back when those popularity metrics are challenged.
"You have to to think back to that period you just described, 2015-2016, when reporters would go up to the 26th floor of Trump Tower," said Washington Post reporter Robert Costa. "President Trump would have all these framed ratings from 'The Apprentice' in picture frames on the wall. He would use the phrase ratings, and he would interchange it with the discussion of polling. He would say, 'My ratings are doing really well.'"