After Being Pressed, Sarah Sanders Breaks And Admits To Lying: ‘I Do That Every Single Day’
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was pressed by reporters on Thursday who pressed her to answer if she has been lying this whole time when she claimed that Donald Trump knew nothing about the payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels, which later turned out not to be true.
ABC’s Jonathan Karl first started questioning Sanders at a press briefing. He asked her that how could Americans trust anything she says after her statements turned out to be false.
“When the president so often says things that turn out not to be true, when the president and the White House show what appears to be a blatant disregard for the truth, how are the American people to trust or believe what is said here or what is said by the president?” Karl asked.
Sanders claimed that she was only stating what she knew at the time.
“We give the very best information that we have at the time,” Sanders claimed. “I do that every single day and will continue to do that every day I’m in this position.”
“These are statements that are just not true,” Karl insisted.
But Sanders stuck to her original answer.
“We give the best information possible at the time and we’re going to continue to do that,” she said.
Karl then suggested that Sanders couldn’t have been kept in the dark this whole time.
“He started paying Michael Cohen back in February of last year,” Karl said.
“Is that a question?” Sanders snapped.
“I’m saying, how could he not have known? He was paying him back?” Karl said.
Sanders then failed to answer Karl’s question
“I’m not going to get into those details,” Sanders said, cutting Karl off.
But that’s when CNN’s Jim Acosta started pressuring Sanders even more.
“How can you be aware only 10 days to two weeks ago but at the same time be in the process of paying monthly retainers to cover this reimbursement to Michael Cohen?” Acosta wondered.
“I can’t get into the details,” Sanders said again.
Acosta continued to press her. “You said on March 7th that the president ‘has denied all these allegations’, were you lying to us at the time or were you in the dark.”
“The president has denied and continues to deny the underlying claim,” Sanders said. “And again, I’ve given the best information I had at the time.”
Sanders continued to refuse to answer Acosta’s question, so he pressed again.
“You were in the dark? You didn’t know at the time?” Acosta asked. “Why can’t you just answer yes or no, whether you were in the dark. I think it’s a fairly simple question.”
Sanders then brushed off Acosta’s question saying, “I think it’s a fairly simple answer.”
Take a look at the press briefing below: