Sarah Huckabee Sanders Just Contradicted Herself And Twitter Is Having a Blast
On Wednesday morning, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders touted a new Washington Post report on Twitter just hours after saying it was fake news.
While saying that publication was not a credible news source, Sanders cited a new story on the Post to accuse the Clinton campaign of lying about paying for the dossier.
“The real Russia scandal? Clinton campaign paid for the fake Russia dossier, then lied about it & covered it up,” Sanders tweeted on Wednesday.
The turnaround likely reflects the content of the Post’s new story. The Post reported yesterday that a law firm hired by Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign last year paid for the Russian dossier that included salacious claims about Donald Trump.
The dossier has been a focus of numerous investigations into Russia’s involvement in last year’s election, and whether there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.
The afternoon before, however, Sanders told reporters in a press briefing that she “wouldn’t use the Washington Post as my source” in response to a question that mentions the Post’s rejection of a claim that Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) had enabled the Iran nuclear deal to pass.
“You should know better than that,” she added.
The Washington Post has been a favorite target of President Trump, who has called the publication a “lobbyist weapon” and accused it of publishing “Fake News.”
Yep, for the Trump administration, any report that is critical of the president’s actions is “fake news”. But we should believe every negative report about Hillary Clinton, or Obama.
Here’s Sarah Sanders’ tweet and some of the responses:
The real Russia scandal? Clinton campaign paid for the fake Russia dossier, then lied about it & covered it up. https://t.co/kR8z2zsZ7Q
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) October 25, 2017
Large portions of the Steele dossier have been corroborated, and as Trump repeatedly said about Wikileaks, content – not origin – matters.
— Julie Laumann 🌎 (@weltschmertz1) October 25, 2017
— MrsNonToxic (@MrsNonToxic) October 25, 2017
Does everyone in this administration tell lies and push conspiracy theories? Absolutely sickening!
— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) October 25, 2017
I feel like you should stick to banjo playing and covering for your brother the dog killer.
— ((Molly Jong☠️Fast)) (@MollyJongFast) October 25, 2017
— Queef Whisperer 2.0 (@queefagain) October 25, 2017
You’re outraged by lies? Oh come on Sarah.
— Elena Magid (@elena256) October 25, 2017
YOU MAKE NO SENSE SARAH SASSY PANTS
— Mae or Meow (@frizzlefreckle) October 25, 2017
That's not a scandal.
She's not the president.
The scandal is the treasonous white supremacist sexual predator President.
— (((Spooky JL🎃))) (@mr_liedtke) October 25, 2017
"I wouldn't use the Washington Post as my source!" says the Press Sec using the Washington Post as her source. pic.twitter.com/MsM8D7bPRv
— Mike Flacy (@mikeflacy) October 25, 2017