Joe Lockhart Compares Sarah Sanders to Baghdad Bob: World Does Not Believe US Government Anymore
The standard presidential decorum of former Presidents avoid criticizing the current resident of the White House appears to not apply to White House Press Secretaries.
During Wednesday morning appearance on CNN New Day, the former Clinton Press Secretary Joe Lockhart shared harsh criticism for current Press Secretary Sarah Sanders saying that she’s “not doing her job.” Lockhart reminded viewers that he held the same job, even during an impeachment before continuing his critique of Sanders.
“You have to adhere to the truth and she has stopped doing that,” Lockhart said, before adding “this is kind of the equivalent of Sean Spicer saying that that was the biggest inaugural crowd ever and you looked at the picture and there was hardly anyone there.”
“The U.S. government and the spokespeople for it have traditionally been the thing that the rest of the world counts on,” he said, adding “we don’t send out Baghdad Bob or Tokyo Rose, we send out people that the rest of the people can count on, and right now we’ve abdicated that.”
“The rest of the world does not tune in and believe what the U.S. government says anymore.”
Watch the clip above, courtesy of CNN.
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