Watch: Sarah Sanders Tries To Clean Up Mess From Woodward Book, Fails Miserably
Appearing on Fox And Friends on Wednesday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made an attempt to contain the firestorm created by a new book from Pulitzer-winning Watergate reporter Bob Woodward that reveals disturbing details of Trump’s chaotic administration.
According to Woodward’s book, “Fear,” Trump thinks his attorney general is “retarded” and the president’s aides steal papers off the Resolute desk before he can read them and become angry or confused.
During her interview, the friendly Fox & Friends co-hosts avoided asking her whether Southern accents make people sound retarded and allowed her to repeat the Trump team’s line about the book being “fiction.”
Host Brian Kilmeade asked Sanders if the White House handled Woodward’s requests to meet with Trump, which a taped conversation released by Woodward were properly turned down.
“Looking at the excerpt that we’ve already seen, and hearing that conversation, did the communications staff make a mistake not making sure that the president sat down with Bob Woodward to at least get his point of view on this? Give him a chance to refute some of these horrific things?” Kilmeade asked.
“There’s no question the president is his own best advocate,” Sanders said. “He has an incredible story to tell.”
Kilmeade pressed Sanders.
“But just sitting down with Bob Woodward, Sarah? Do you think that was a mistake, not going out of your way to sit down with him, judging by what he put out there and the president doesn’t get his own side of the story out?” Kilmeade asked.
“Certainly the president is his own best storyteller and his own best advocate for his policies,” Kilmeade said.
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