Huckabee Sanders Gets Torched For Defending Trump’s Fallen Soldier Smear Of Obama
Following a disastrous press conference in the White House Rose Garden Monday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tried to push back against the almost universal condemnation of President Trump’s smear of previous presidents not speaking with the families of fallen soldiers, saying the president was “Just stating a fact.” It didn’t go well.
After being asked why he had not yet addressed the four U.S. soldiers killed in Niger on Oct. 4, Trump defended his delay by claiming that former President Obama and other past presidents didn’t call the families of fallen soldiers.
“If you look at President Obama and other presidents, most of them didn’t make calls” to the families of soldiers who died in combat,” Trump claimed.
His remarks prompted a former Obama official to call Trump a “liar” and “a deranged animal.”
According to Huckabee Sanders, “The president wasn’t criticizing his predecessors, but stating a fact.”
As expected, Twitter had some words in response, and it was brutal.
Read Sander’s parsing of Trump’s comments and the public reaction below.
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) October 16, 2017
Sanders is as big a liar as the monsters,both her boss and her daddy. Con men, grifters producing animal torturning,murdering sons.
— I'mSTILLWithHer (@stefsstuff) October 16, 2017
He was doing THIS instead of contacting the soldier's loved ones: pic.twitter.com/7Jlpuw2hVc
— JMPanz (@JeannePancurak) October 16, 2017
How in the world does anyone involved, in any manner, with the Trump Administration sleep at night..
— Mr. Kitzel (@MisterKitzel) October 16, 2017
Don't be silly. Demons don't sleep.
— dcpetterson (@dcpetterson) October 16, 2017
They are really non-human organisms for which sleep is not a requirement.
— Judith King (@jckfree1219) October 16, 2017
I really wish she would've taken that Head Waitress job at the I-40 Waffle House instead of this one…
— Tsarina of Snark (@Tsarina_Snark) October 16, 2017
They just double down on every single lie. Shameless liars. #ImpeachTrump
— Judy (@BluGreyhound) October 16, 2017
She had to figure a new lie to cover up 45's lie! It's been 2 weeks! How disrespectful! Stop trying to explain lies it makes you look sad!
— Tim Calandrino (@TimCalandrino1) October 16, 2017