President Donald Trump whined about how White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is treated by the press in order to defend her cowardly refusal to hold press conferences.
Huckabee Sanders has been largely absent in recent months, leaving her duties to speak with and answers questions from the White House press pool to her subordinates, meaning she is getting paid to do nothing as Trump forces thousands of federal workers to work for free. After a lot of criticism for continually not showing up to do her job, Trump attacked the press on Twitter.
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The reason Sarah Sanders does not go to the “podium” much anymore is that the press covers her so rudely & inaccurately, in particular certain members of the press. I told her not to bother, the word gets out anyway! Most will never cover us fairly & hence, the term, Fake News!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 22, 2019
The fact is that Huckabee Sanders lies just about as much as Trump does, and she has the gall to get upset whenever the press calls her out for it rather than just accepting what she says as truth.
But it’s the job of the free press to fact-check what she says and call out her lies. That’s literally what the role of the press is in our democracy. It’s not to act as Trump’s propaganda machine.
Twitter users took Trump to the woodshed for defending Huckabee Sanders’ cowardice.
Sarah Sanders lies every time she opens her mouth at the podium. It’s so many lies it’s impossible to fact check everything she says and people just don’t know what to believe from her anymore. Having a Press Secretary that doesn’t tell truth is the same as state propaganda.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) January 22, 2019
Maybe if she didn’t tell lie after lie, the media would respect what she says.
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) January 22, 2019
The job of the Press isn’t to be nice to her…
If she stopped lying she wouldn’t have this problem!
— Ryan Hill (@RyanHillMI) January 22, 2019
pretty weird how the press doesn’t like it when a White House press secretary tells obvious and easily-debunked lies straight into their faces, what’s up with that? why aren’t they just printing her ludicrous bunkum wholesale? how unfair, right?
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) January 22, 2019
So the White House Press Secretary who doesn’t need to do her job is getting her $180,000 salary while you’re making hundreds of thousands of federal workers do their jobs without pay…
— Pé Resists (@4everNeverTrump) January 22, 2019
Sir, your press secretary still collects her salary even if you tell her not to “bother” to do her job. Meanwhile, you so rudely refuse to pay 800,000 American workers, most of whom are being forced to do their jobs every day without any pay. #WheresMitch https://t.co/fnVzXZQ6jE
— Jennifer Taub (@jentaub) January 22, 2019
The reason Sarah, the Liar, doesn’t go to the podium is because she is constantly caught in her lies. She is an embarrassment. Just as you are. She is also pathetically misinformaned, ignorant, and a partisan hack
— American Veteran (@amvetsupport) January 22, 2019
There’s a really obscure remedy for this – it’s called “telling the truth”.
— Anonymous Fed (@EvilBobJ) January 22, 2019
You demanded Obama’s birth certificate and said he wasn’t American and now you’re complaining about treatment? Riiiiight.
— Tommy Campbell (@MrTommyCampbell) January 22, 2019
It’s time for Huckabee Sanders to either get back to work or resign. America not only needs a press secretary who tells the truth, they need one who will at least do their job by answering questions and taking the beating from the press they rightfully deserve if they do nothing but lie.
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