While answering questions for reporters outside the White House on Thursday, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed that CNN was quick to point out that Donald Trump was responsible for the pipe bombs due to his hateful rhetoric.
Sanders was first asked by reporters if Trump plans to stop attacking his politicals opponents, his critics, and the media that he doesn’t like.
The press secretary went on to try to paint a picture of Trump looking like a saint by claiming that he has “condemned violence in all forms… since day one.”
That’s clearly not the case, as Trump encouraged violence just last week when praised a congressman who was convicted of assaulting a reporter.
Sanders was also asked about Trump’s use of the word “evil.” She decided to change up the story to claim that CNN is the one who calls the president evil.
“It’s a word people have used on your network a number of times not only to describe the president but many people who work in this administration,” she said.
Sanders went even further to try and claim that CNN didn’t report the bombings and instead attacked Trump. But her false claims were shortly shut down by anchors Poppy Harlow and Jim Sciutto, who were shaking their heads angrily.
“What the press secretary of the White House said there is not true,” retorted Sciutto. “We reported the news, in fact. And Poppy and I can attest to that because we were on the air live reporting the news as it happened.”
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