Huckabee Sanders Insists President’s Comment Didn’t Mean What It Clearly Meant
The White House held a “daily” press briefing Wednesday, and it was explosive.
Multiple times Wednesday afternoon White House reporters pushed Sarah Huckabee Sanders on President Trump’s remarks earlier in the day, when he said “no” after being asked if he thinks Russia is still interfering in the U.S. elections.
The correct answer is “yes,” according to Trump’s own Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats.
The President clearly was saying “no” to the question, but hours later the White House press secretary insisted Trump was saying “no” to any new questions. As one NBC reporter, Hallie Jackson put it, never has the president said “no” when saying he would not take any more questions.
Here’s a clip of Jackson hitting the Press Secretary hard on this issue:
Reporter: “This is the second time in 3 days that the president or the White House has come out and reversed what the president has said –”@PressSec: "Actually, I'm interpreting what the president was saying. I'm not reversing it." https://t.co/JJgYHR8kWv pic.twitter.com/FOGMGGAMjB
— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 18, 2018
“This is the second time in three days that the president or the White House has come out and reversed what the president has said,” Jackson charged, as the room began to erupt.
“The president said ‘thank you very much’ and was saying ‘no’ to answering questions,” Press Sec. Sanders says of President Trump’s response when asked if Russia is still targeting the U.S. pic.twitter.com/Cxx0LpGpWE
— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 18, 2018
Huckabee Sanders then claimed that President Trump and his administration are “working very hard to make sure that Russia is unable to meddle in our elections.”
— CNN (@CNN) July 18, 2018
There is no evidence of that.
Countering the president, who clearly said “no,” he does not believe Russia is still interfering in the U.S. elections, Huckabee Sanders said the administration believes “that the threats still exist, which is why we are taking steps to prevent it. Again, we wouldn’t go through that lengthy process if you weren’t.”
Reporter: Does this White House believe that currently this threat from Russia is ongoing?@PressSec: “We believe currently that their threats still exist, which is why we are taking steps to prevent it. Again, we wouldn’t go through that lengthy process if you weren’t.” pic.twitter.com/Tbwho1oXhx
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) July 18, 2018
Again, that is false.
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‘See What Happens’: White House Refuses to Guarantee Trump Will Accept Election Results – Then Offers Reason He Won’t
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany refused to guarantee President Donald Trump will accept the election results, instead saying he would “see what happens,” and then “make a determination” what to do.
“The president has always said he’ll see what happens, and make a determination in the aftermath,” McEnany told a reporter Wednesday afternoon.
Claiming he “wants a free election, a fair election,” McEnany said Trump wants “confidence in the results of the election.” Trump has been doing exactly the opposite: working to ensure the election is not free or fair, ad that the results will be questioned – especially if he loses.
But then McEnany tried to sow doubt on trusting the election results.
“You have states like Nevada doing mass mail out-voting, to their voting rolls, and when they tried this in the primary it was a massive failure, ballots were piled up in trash cans, ballots were pinned to apartment dart boards. And with that being the system the president wants to take a hard look at this and make sure that these are fair election results and not subject to fraud.”
NCRM could find no reports of ballots being “pinned to apartment dart boards.” Fox News had one story about Nevada’s Republican former Attorney General claiming ballots were found in trash cans.
Two weeks ago the Trump campaign sued Nevada over its decision to try to expand mail-in voting.
REPORTER: Is the president saying if he doesn’t win this election, that he will not accept the results unless he wins?
MCENANY: The president has always said he’ll see what happens and make a determination in the aftermath. pic.twitter.com/gkqa6OXFeH
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) August 19, 2020
‘Spawned,’ ‘Seeded,’ and ‘Spread’: Trump Official Spins Out-of-Control Anti-China Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory
Trump White House Trade advisor Peter Navarro used the long Independence Day weekend to spin a fantastical conspiracy theory that directly blames China for creating the deadly coronavirus, then sending “hundreds of thousands” of its people to the U.S. to infect and ultimately kill Americans.
“It is the Chinese Communist Party that is making us stay locked in our homes and lose our jobs,” Navarro, the author of the 2011 book, Death by China, told MSNBC’s Ali Velshi Friday afternoon.
“They spawned the virus. They hid the virus. They sent hundreds of thousands of Chinese nationals over here to seed and spread the virus before we knew,” he continued, refusing to respond to Velshi’s questions.
“So, ah, the dateline is November. They spawned the virus, probably came out of the biological lab. For two months, they hid the virus from the world and the possibility of a pandemic, behind the shield of the World ‘Health’ Organization. While they did that, they vacuumed up the world’s protective equipment, including two billion masks, and,” said Navarro, plowing through Velshi who repeatedly asked if China did this deliberately.
“Here’s the point. While they were preventing any domestic travels from Wuhan to Beijing or Shanghai, locking down their transportation network, they freely sent hundreds of thousands of Chinese nationals on aircraft to go around the world.”
“They deliberately allowed Chinese nationals to come to the United States, Italy, and everywhere in between, who were infected, while they were locking down their own transportation network.”
“Let’s be careful and clear with the words,” Navarro said, very carefully and deliberately gaslighting viewers. “What they did, during this period of time when they knew there was a pandemic, they didn’t allow their people to travel inside of China, they allowed people inside of china who were likely infected to go around the world.”
Navarro: They spawned the virus, they hid the virus, they send hundreds of thousands of Chinese nationals over here to seed and spread the virus pic.twitter.com/nda7cWghoj
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) July 3, 2020
White House Issues Letter From Trump’s Doctor on His Taking Hydroxychloroquine That Doesn’t Actually Say He’s Taking It
Once again the Trump White House is releasing very creatively-crafted information surrounding the President’s health. On Monday, after President Donald Trump claimed he is taking the anti-malaria drug he touted for weeks as a cure for coronavirus, hydroxychloroquine, the White House has released a letter that appears to try to suggest the President wasn’t lying, and that he is taking the dangerous drug.
But the letter, from Physician to the President Sean P. Conley, does not actually say Trump is taking the drug.
“As has been previously reported, two weeks ago one of the President’s support staff tested positive for COVID-19. The President is in very good health and remains symptom free. He receives regular COVID-19 testing, all negative to date,” the letter begins.
“After numerous discussions he and I had regarding the evidence for and against the use of hydroxychloroquine, we concluded the benefit from treatment outweighed the relative risks.”
“In consultation with our inter-agency partners and subject matter experts around the country, I continue to monitor the myriad studies investigating potential COVID-19 therapies, and I anticipate employing the same shared medical decision making based on the evidence at hand in the future.”
Nowhere does it actually say President Trump is taking hydroxychloroquine:
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