Sarah Sanders Slams Jeff Flake: His Poll Numbers Are ‘Terrible’ and He’s Looking for Attention
White House reacts to Sen. Flake’s floor speech which slammed Pres. Trump for his attacks on the press, says Flake “is criticizing the president because he has terrible poll numbers.” pic.twitter.com/ZL1S1BcKY3
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Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded to a question about Senator Jeff Flake’s harsh rebuke of President Donald Trump, in which he took to the Senate floor to slam the president for demonizing the media.
In typical Huckabee Sanders fashion, you could cut the condescension with a knife.
She started by noting that Flake has defended Cuba in the past, thereby making his arguments against the president moot, or something, likely referencing Flake’s dismissal that American diplomats had fallen victim to so-called “sonic attacks” while in Havana.
“I found it quite interesting that he is coming out to attack this president considering that he is the one that was recently defending an actually oppressive regime and served as a mouthpiece for the oppressive Cuban government,” she said.
Next, Sanders said Flake’s speech was simply a call for “attention,” amid flagging poll numbers, though she did not mention he is not seeking re-election, lessening the need for stellar favorables.
“He’s not criticizing the president because he’s against oppression. He’s criticizing the president because he has terrible poll numbers and he is, I think, looking for some attention,” she said. “Our position at the White House is that we welcome access to the media every day. I’m standing right here taking questions. The president does so regularly. To act as if we are anything but open to that back and forth exchange is utterly ridiculous.”
On that note, Sanders did confirm that “The Most Dishonest and Corrupt Media Awards of the Year” will be held later on today.
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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