A Tuesday press briefing at the White House turned into another testy exchange between White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and reporters.
Things started out on a relatively calm note but went from 0 to 60 when members of the press began asking Huckabee Sanders about President Donald Trump’s recent tweets attacking Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Trump, ever the Exaggerator-in-Chief, called Mueller’s investigation a “witch hunt,” Mediaite reports.
Here’s what Trump tweeted:
The Mueller probe should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime. It was based on fraudulent activities and a Fake Dossier paid for by Crooked Hillary and the DNC, and improperly used in FISA COURT for surveillance of my campaign. WITCH HUNT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2018
So journalists asked what was fueling the president’s anger. That’s when Huckabee Sanders turned a bit feisty, saying that Trump is clearly frustrated because the investigation is taking so long and grabbing so much attention.
“Clearly we have not been shy about the fact that there is frustration of this process. We would like it to end quickly and soon and the president has contended since day one and will continue to do so, that there was absolutely no collusion between his campaign and any outside force or country and so I don’t understand why it’s hard for anyone to process.”
But frankly, it’s hard to understand why Huckabee Sanders has trouble processing the fact that there’s plenty of evidence of the alleged collusion.
Huckabee Sanders continued in this vein; however, saying:
“If you had been attacked mercilessly and continuously day in, day out, every single second while you’re trying to work hard to do good things for this country and literally every day you wake up to the onslaught of people saying you’re there because of reasons that are completely false, that is frustrating.”
Yeah, well compared with some of the things former President Barack Obama had to put up with, that isn’t frustrating. When Obama tried to implement gun control laws and healthcare legislation that would have saved lives — that’s frustrating.
Frustrating is wondering if you’ll have to feed your kids Top Ramen for the sixth straight day because you don’t have enough money for anything else. Frustrating is wondering if you should pay your health insurance or your rent because you can’t do both — even though you work a 70-hour week every week. That’s what frustrating is.
But Trump has grown up in the lap of luxury, so he’s never had to worry about any of this.
Nevertheless, Huckabee Sanders defends her beleaguered boss by attacking members of Congress by saying they wouldn’t:
“…Like it if they had been accused of taking their seat in Congress by doing something nefarious when they hadn’t, particularly if it had went on for more than a year into their time in office.
“My guess is, they would be more than anxious to push back and certainly would defend themselves as the president has clearly done in this situation and has since day one.”
But Trump is doing many nefarious things, and that’s why people are asking questions.
Near the end of the press briefing, CNN’s Pamela Brown asked why Trump doesn’t push for Mueller’s firing if he really thinks the whole thing is a “witch hunt.”
“We would like this to wrap up soon,” she said. “We don’t think that’s the most productive step forward. We would like to see this come to a conclusion.”
Perhaps the Trump administration isn’t looking forward to the avalanche of questions that would follow if he did fire Mueller.
Just a thought.
Check out what Huckabee Sanders had to say in the video below:
Featured image via YouTube video.