Sarah Sanders Glitches Out Trying To Defend Trump’s Tweets Blaming Russia Probe For School Massacre
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had a meltdown as she clashed with ABC News chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl on Tuesday over President Trump’s claims that the Russia probe is to be blamed for lat week’s school shooting that left 17 people dead in Parkland, Florida.
“The president hasn’t said that Russia didn’t meddle. What he’s saying is it didn’t have an impact, and it certainly wasn’t with help from the Trump campaign. It’s very clear that Russia meddled in the election,” Sanders said during a press briefing.
Karl pressed Sanders, asking if President Donald Trump really thought — as he tweeted over the weekend — that the FBI failed to stop a school shooting in Florida because it was preoccupied with investigation the Trump campaign’s potential collusion with Russia during the 2016 election.
Sanders insisted that was not what Trump thought.
“Did he mistweet?” Karl shot back.
“I think he’s making the point that we would like our FBI agencies to not be focused on something that is clearly a hoax,” Sanders said.
Sanders later claimed Trump “has been tougher on Russia than Obama was in eight years combined.”
You can watch the entire news brief below: