WH Deputy Press Sec Rejects Flake’s Anti-Trump Speech: ‘Disappointing,’ ‘Bordering on Outrageous’
White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah hit back at Jeff Flake (R-AZ) on Wednesday after the senator delivered a speech tearing into President Trump.
Flake delivered a substantial condemnation of Trump on the senate floor, and he particularly drew attention over the part where he linked Trump to Joseph Stalin and noted that attacks on the free press reflect the practices of authoritarian regimes. The speech came up when Shah spoke with Harris Faulkner on Fox News, and obviously, he was not too pleased about it:
“We find Senator Flake’s comments disappointing. They are frankly bordering on outrageous. In a country that is totalitarian, somebody who is opposing the president couldn’t write a book, couldn’t go on a media tour, and certainly couldn’t sit on the Senate floor and attack the President of the United States. We live in a free country. We disagree with those who criticize us, but they are free to speak their minds. And, you know, Senator Flake was free to speak his mind only a few weeks ago when he went down to Cuba and actually offered words of support for that oppressive regime. So, frankly, we reject Senator Flake’s criticism.”
Watch above, via Fox News.
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