You’ve got to hand it to Sarah Huckabee Sanders, she’s got a hell of a poker face. After all, when your boss, Donald Trump, has won the Overall Achievement in Undermining Global Press Freedom from the Committee to Protect Journalists, you might field some difficult questions.
There’s no such award, of course, but if there were, you can bet that Trump would be proud to have captured the top spot. Either that, or he would tweet that it was fake news.
Sanders was confronted this weekend by former White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry, who served under Bill Clinton. Their meeting took place as part of an event hosted by The White House Correspondents’ Association and the White House Transition Project.
McCurry accused the Trump regime of instigating a war on journalism and not respecting the traditional “Fourth Estate” balance of power.
McCurry pointed out, “You cannot do this job in an environment in which you are belligerent and saying we’re at war with these people every day.” Sanders upped the ante by countering that there was a “natural level of tension between the White House and the press that’s always existed.”
McCurry fired back instantly saying, “But the difference is, we still understood and respected that they were the fourth estate….we did not declare war on them.” Sanders looked absolutely shocked and couldn’t even maintain eye contact. Sanders sputtered for an answer and meekly replied, “Um, we did not declare war on the press.”
“Yes, you did,” McCurry said, cutting Sanders off. “Yes, you did, and that’s a big, big difference, and you need to roll that back.” Sanders stared at the floor, looking like a scolded schoolchild.
And hopefully, Sanders being reprimanded by someone who used to hold her position will help her see the light. As we’ve seen with Sean Spicer, it is possible to have a life after being a professional liar. Get out while you still can, Sarah. After this smackdown, you’ve got to realize the insanity of continuing to work for Trump.
Watch their interview here:
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