WATCH: Sarah H. Sanders Issues The Most Absurd Defense Of Trump’s Fake Anti-Muslim Video Tweet
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders doesn’t seem to care about the truth. Sanders defended President Donald Trump’s decision to retweet a series of “fake” anti-Muslim videos from a British far-right group on Wednesday morning, telling reporters that “it doesn’t matter that the videos are fake because the ‘Muslim threat is real.”
Trump came under fire Wednesday after giving a boost to a far-right British fringe group by retweeting a trio of “fake” anti-Muslim videos.
The inflammatory posts purporting to show violence being committed by Muslims were retweeted from the account of Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of the Nazi group Britain First.
Fransen was convicted last year of harassing a Muslim woman wearing a headscarf based on her religion.
Trump’s decision to share the series of videos, two of which were titled “Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof” and “Muslim Destroys a Statue of Virgin Mary,” came amid a string of tweets about the economy, “Fake News” and the firing of Matt Lauer.
None of the Islamophobic videos were immediately verifiable and Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported that the third video, titled “Muslim migrant beats up Dutch boy on crutches,” was in fact “fake news.”
It covered the clip from the website Dumpert in May, and said that the original video, which led to the arrest of a 16-year-old from the Dutch city of Monnickendam, said nothing about an alleged ethnic attack.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended the President’s social media use, saying that it doesn’t matter if the videos are fake, its the sentiment that counts.
“Whether it’s a real video, the threat is real. His goal is to promote strong border security and strong national security,” she told reporters.
Watch the interview below: