Acting as the White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders frequently assails the media from her podium. Sanders has referred to multiple media stories as fake news and accused reporters of “dividing the country.”
These outbursts became ironic when the Mueller Report revealed that Sanders has told lies from the podium which she corrected while under oath. This morning, she appeared on Good Morning America to defend herself and was grilled by host George Stephanopoulos.
Sanders has said that her false statements were just a slip of the tongue. The GMA host countered, “That’s not a slip of the tongue. That’s a deliberate, false statement.”
The press secretary again attempted to defend herself by saying that she should have never used the word “countless.” Stephanopoulos replied:
“The special counsel writes that those comments were not founded on anything. That’s what you talked to the special counsel about when you were facing criminal penalties if you didn’t tell the truth, but now you’re trying to walk away from it. Why can’t you acknowledge that what you said then was not true?”
Stephanopoulos then brought up another potential lie she told from the podium. In June of 2018, Sanders told reporters that Trump Sr. did not dictate Donald Trump Jr’s Trump Tower statement. Trump’s legal team later admitted that was not true. When the press asked if she’d like to retract her statement, she replied, “This is from a letter from the outside counsel, and I’d direct you to them to answer that question.”
Watch the segment here:
— Good Morning America (@GMA) April 19, 2019
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