WATCH: Bret Baier Fact Checks Sarah Sanders After She Distorts Numbers on Fox News
Joe Biden had an undeniably great day on Super Tuesday. Not only did the Vice President win the states he was expected too, he also snuck out unexpected wins in states like Minnesota and Texas.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders appeared on Fox News last night and attempted to throw some cold water on Biden’s surge. When she attempted to distort voting numbers, though, she was immediately fact-checked by host Bret Baier.
Donald Trump’s former Press Secretary attempted to spin Tuesday’s results as positive for the President. “Biden looks like he’s going to have a good night,” she said. “Bernie is still picking up a number of delegates. But the big person to watch is probably Joe Biden. And I think that’s a great thing for President Trump.”
She continued, “One of the other things I think you can look at is how the turnout is low in a lot of places that Democrats need to do well in order to beat Trump. If you look at a lot of the rural counties in places like North Carolina and Virginia, Democrat turnout is significantly lower in 2020 than it was in the primaries in 2008 and 2012.”
Baier jumped in, saying, “The Virginia turnout actually might be as high as 2008.”
And irritated Sanders replied, “I was talking specifically about rural counties! Yeah, rural counties that Democrats need to do well in, both in Virginia and North Carolina.”
The former Press Secretary also failed to mention the 2016 primary turnouts. The turnout out in Virginia was nearly double that of 2016. North Carolina was up by 17%.
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of Fox News: