Sarah Huckabee Sanders trashed for gushing about military during State of the Union response
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During Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders (R-AR) GOP response to the State of the Union address Tuesday, she remembered a harrowing trip to the heart of the Afghanistan warzone then-President Trump, and an experience she had with a serviceman there.

Sanders, who was at that time Trump's press spokesperson, said the soldier told her, “'Sarah, you have a tough job.'

"I told him, “What I do is nothing. You take bombs and bullets. That’s a tough job.” And in a moment that I know I’ll cherish for the rest of my life, the soldier reached up and he pulled the brave rifles patch he wore on his shoulder and he placed it into my hand, ultimate respect. And he said, 'Sarah, we are in this together.'

When MSNBC returned to their panel of commentators after the Sanders speech, host Rachel Maddow made it clear that Sanders was not actually "in the military."

But it was Nicolle Wallace that pointed out that touting former Donald Trump as some kind of savior to servicemen and women is against everything that has been reported about the ex-commander-in-chief.

"Just on a factual basis, which isn't where she's hanging, Donald Trump's known — and was reported extensively — in some of the most harrowing book reporting, to have believed that the men and women who served in the military, and died, were 'suckers and losers.' He was especially disgusted by men and women who had been injured, in the service of our country. Something that is so sadistic that I don't even like remembering it. So, to paint him as some historic, heroic commander-in-chief is appalling."

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders was never in the military