Sanders Responds Bitterly When Reporter Accuses WH of Misinformation: ‘Trying to Tear Me Down’
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders took brutal questions on Tuesday during the briefing amid fresh questions about her dishonesty at the podium — and responded defensively, bashing the media for its credibility.
Early on the Washington Post‘s Josh Dawsey asked her to explain her inaccurate statements about the Trump Tower meeting between Don Jr. and Russians. She dodged the question with a typical Sanderism, and assured the press corps: “I’m an honest person, who works extremely hard to provide you with accurate information.”
Next up was Andrew Feinberg, White House reporter at Breakfast Media, who hit Sanders with a brutal question calling out both President Donald Trump and the White House’s dishonesty.
Feinberg first listed several false claims Trump has made on his Twitter account, prompting Sanders to remind him: “it’s a question, sorry Andrew, if you could get there.”
He continued: “Why if things you keep saying from the podium turn out to not be true, and things the president keeps saying in a number of venues say turn out to not be true, why we should we be able to trust that the information we’re getting from this administration is accurate?”
“And more importantly, why should Americans be able to trust that what they hear from this White House is always the truth?” he added.
“Once again, I don’t know how many times I have to address this, but I work every single day to give you accurate and up-to-date information,” Sanders replied. “And I’m going to continue to do that.”
“Frankly, I think my credibility is probably higher than the media’s,” she continued.
“In large part, that’s because you guys spend more of your time focused on attacking the president instead of reporting the news,” Sanders said. “If you spent a little more time reporting the news instead of trying to tear me down, you might actually see we’re working hard trying to provide you good information and trying to provide the same good information to the American people.”
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