Sanders Slammed for Defending Covington Students by Saying ‘Never Seen People So Happy to Destroy a Kid’s Life’
Sarah Sanders is being strongly criticized for defending the students who harassed a Native American veteran over the weekend. The White House White House press secretary told Fox News, “I’ve never seen people so happy to destroy a kid’s life.”
Sanders, who says President Trump will meet with the students from the Kentucky conservative private Catholic school in the White House after the shutdown, spoke with Sean Hannity on Fox News Tuesday night, as Talking Points Memo reports.
“I think what happened with BuzzFeed is a great lesson for the media,” Sanders said, referring to the news outlet’s story that President Trump told Michael Chen to lie to Congress. Although Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office refuted aspects of the article, Buzzfeed is standing by its reporting.
“Quit trying to be first and start trying to be right,” she continued, directing her anger at the media. President Donald Trump has told on average about six lies per day since taking office two years ago.
“We have seen time and time again where they run out here with outrageous, ridiculous stories. One person reports it to begin with and they all jump on it. We saw it again with the Covington students. I’ve never seen people so happy to destroy a kid’s life.”
Sanders doubles down on support of Covington student: “I’ve never seen people so happy to destroy a kid’s life” pic.twitter.com/lngd9yL0mr
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) January 23, 2019
Sanders, in the video above, begins by claiming President Trump “would love for people to report things accurately.” (Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt has said Trump means, “report the story the way I want it reported.”)
Some on social media were quick to jump on Sanders for her hypocrisy. Among them, David Hogg, one of the Parkland student survivors who were mercilessly attacked and bashed on Fox News and in the conservative media as “crisis actors,” and worse:
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) January 23, 2019
Many others noted the Trump administration since 2017 has enacted a policy to intentionally separate thousands of migrant children from their families at the border, in a failed effort to deter others from attempting to cross the border in violation of the law, which is a misdemeanor.
Take a look at some of the responses:
YOU. SEPARATED. IMMIGRANT. KIDS. FROM. THEIR. FAMILIES.
Not as a disorganized act of internet outrage.
As a matter of official, deliberate government policy. https://t.co/FSCwaVfJEs
— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) January 23, 2019
They ripped 2000+ kids from their parents. https://t.co/zms5UiRt5J
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) January 23, 2019
She means a white kid.
Brown kids? Well, they belong in cages. https://t.co/4VEFgTgVLU
— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) January 23, 2019
Her boss took out a full-page ad in the New York Daily News to call for the death penalty for a group of innocent teenagers https://t.co/sRXtV0bobQ
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) January 23, 2019
“Never seen people so happy to destroy a kid’s life” said Sarah Sanders, on Fox News, home of Laura Ingraham, who attacked a school shooting survivor resulting in him receiving death threats just days after he saw his classmates murderered. pic.twitter.com/364LzOdhMj
— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) January 23, 2019
— Tim Cain (@timbigdaddycain) January 23, 2019
@seanhannity and @PressSec have already forgotten their incessant attacks on #ParklandStudents. #Hypocrites #lying #FakeNewsSanders https://t.co/xmd9Zj6wXd
— Same Old Mick (@DaMxFx) January 23, 2019
Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, all the @AMarch4OurLives kids….@PressSec lies every time she speaks. She is as racist & disgusting as the @POTUS she shills for. https://t.co/NtVpsuuXiG
— LaCroce (@LaCroceNYC) January 23, 2019
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‘He Was in the Room’: Morning Joe Blasts Steve Scalise as GOP Conspiracy Theory Gets Blown Up by Stunning Pelosi Video
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough hooted with derision as a Republican conspiracy theory about Nancy Pelosi and Jan. 6 collapsed with a stunning video showing her decisive actions that day.
The House Select Committee showed video recorded by the House Speaker’s daughter showing Pelosi taking command as Donald Trump’s supporters violently stormed the U.S. Capitol while calling for her execution.
According to Scarborough, this laid to rest GOP claims that she was responsible for security failures that allowed the breach.
“Wait a second, I’m so confused,” Scarborough said. “You know, I’m just a dumb country lawyer, but they asked the question after [Rep.] Steve Scalise had known the answer. So he said, that’s a great question, why won’t they answer whether Nancy Pelosi called the National [Guard]. This is so terrible and they won’t answer. He was in the room, he was in the room where it happened, the room where it happened. I mean, come on.”
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“Just bad faith, outrageous that Steve Scalise is going, are we going to get out of this alive or not, and Scalise is in there, and then Scalise holds a press conference and this committee is — we can’t be on this committee because, you know, they won’t even ask the question did Nancy ever call the National Guard,” Scarborough added. “Scalise was there when she was saying, hey, pretend like this was the Pentagon, pretend like this is the White House. Do something now.”
The “Morning Joe” host said he was stunned that Scalise thought he could get away with lying about Pelosi’s actions during the Capitol riot.
“I’m serious about this, I couldn’t imagine in a million years holding a press conference as a member of Congress, I was there, being that cynical, lying through my teeth on an issue — on any issue, but especially an issue of this importance — and even if for some reason I had fallen off a scooter the day before and I was dizzy, there would have literally been 12 people on my staff grabbing me saying, ‘You can’t do that, go back into your office, you need to tell them you’re not going to do this,'” he said. “I don’t understand. All the barriers that were up when you and I were there, all the rules that were in place, just rules of common decency, not going out and lying through your teeth, my God, on issues this important.”
Watch the video below or at this link.
Herschel Walker’s Remarks Against Same-Sex Marriage Resurface: ‘Each State Can Just Stop All of That’
Herschel Walker, the Trump-endorsed GOP nominee to unseat Democratic U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock of Georgia, has drawn tremendous criticism from both Democrats and Republicans alike, as the former NFL star hides from debates after hiding three of his four children.
Walker is being scrutinized as Fox News tries to prop him up, after The Daily Beast recently revealed he has three other children that he has all but never publicly acknowledged.
Christian Walker, who does not identify as gay but says he is attracted to men, is the only Walker child most Americans know about.
On Wednesday “Fox & Friends” asked Walker about his other children, and he delivered a demonstrably false answer.
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At the Longstreet Cafe in Gainesville, Georgia, apparently packed with an almost entirely white audience (the city is 68% white), Fox News personality Brian Kilmeade asked Walker about the “revelations about three children.”
“What do you want people to know about that?” Kilmeade said, offering Walker an open door to discuss hiding the existence for three off his four children despite blasting Black fathers for not taking care of their offspring while declaring himself a good dad.
“You have not been public about that,” Kilmeade added.
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“Well I never would be public about that,” Walker replied, “Because you know one of my kids who wanted to be in the media has gotten a lot of threats – he’s gotten a lot of threats. He finished his last year with a security guard.”
“So why would I want to talk about any of my other kids and put them at jeopardy which is what they want to do?” Walker said in this video clip.
Herschel Walker claims he didn’t publicly disclose two of his kids because his other son Christian was getting threats. “Why would I want to talk about any of my other kids and put them at jeopardies.” pic.twitter.com/lGX3fJyNHr
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) July 27, 2022
But Walker’s children predate his run for office and predate his son Christian’s popularity as a social media influencer.
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In fact, the oldest child we know about is now an adult Walker fathered when he was in college, The Daily Beast reported. His other two children include his previously-undisclosed 10-year-old son, who Walker reportedly does not visit but sends Christmas and birthday presents to, and was ordered by a court to pay child support for after the boy’s mother took Walker to court.
The Trump-endorsed Georgia GOP nominee also has a 13-year old son who Walker did acknowledge when he filled out a form for then-President Donald Trump’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition.
It’s unclear why Walker would think he needed to hide these three children when they were born because of “threats” that apparently did not exist at the time.
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Meanwhile, despite having one son who is attracted to men, Walker earlier this year made certain America knows he opposes same-sex marriage. A clip of those remarks resurfaced this week, after a Twitter account called the Republican Accountability Project re-posted them (below).
The American Independent reported in May that Walker was asked at a rally, “Can we stop the gay weddings?”
The question came just one month before conservative Justice Clarence Thomas urged the court to correct what he claimed were the “errors” of rulings that found same-sex marriage, same-sex intimate relations, and contraception are constitutional rights to be protected.
“Gay weddings is something that you have to work with the Congress. I think that each state gotta determine that,” Walker replied.
“Not yet,” he added, suggesting same-sex marriage should be “stopped.”
“But that’s against stuff I believe in,” he said of the marriages of nearly one million same-sex couples. “So that each state can just stop all of that.”
Here’s Herschel Walker’s answer to the question, “can we stop the gay weddings?”
A surprising statement from someone with a gay son. pic.twitter.com/FkkDft72kB
— The Republican Accountability Project (@AccountableGOP) July 27, 2022
The American Independent also reported that Walker has cited “his religious beliefs to insist” transgender and nonbinary people don’t exist, and “Walker has been a vocal opponent of letting transgender kids participate in interscholastic sports competitions in teams based on their gender identity.”
Watch the Walker videos above or at this link.
Herschel Walker Has a Second Secret Child – Despite Denouncing ‘Fatherless’ Black Homes
The Georgia Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, former pro football star Herschel Walker has four children, not just the one son, Christian, he has very publicly acknowledged. Walker has repeatedly painted himself, even bragged about being a good dad while he has denounced “fatherless” Black homes in America, and even blasted then-candidate Joe Biden in 2020 for not having his children with him on the campaign trail.
Walker has a secret son, who is ten years old, as The Daily Beast revealed earlier this week. But The Daily Beast’s Roger Sollenberg notes Thursday “Herschel Walker has ANOTHER secret son. That’s two secret sons.”
Walker “confirmed late Wednesday night that he has yet another son with a different woman that the public doesn’t know about—as well as a daughter that he had in college,” The Daily Beast reports.
“I want to apologize to the African-American community, because the fatherless home is a major, major problem,” Walker said in a September 2020 interview, adding in a December 2019 interview with Diamond and Silk that men need to go into neighborhoods and become “fathers of those fatherless” children.
In addition to his previously-undisclosed 10-year-old son, who Walker reportedly does not visit but sends Christmas and birthday presents to, and was ordered by a court to pay child support for after the boy’s mother took Walker to court, the Trump-endorsed Georgia GOP nominee has a 13-year old son who Walker did acknowledge when he filled out a form for then-President Donald Trump’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition.
Walker also has two adult children. One, 22-year old Christian, who is a social media influencer who last week denounced men who aren’t home raising their children:
Six days ago pic.twitter.com/IWO51ZwLFm
— Roger Sollenberger found true love, suckers (@SollenbergerRC) June 15, 2022
Walker’s other adult child is a woman who Walker fathered when he was in college. It does not appear he previously acknowledged her, except for listing her on that same presidential council form.
“I have four children. Three sons and a daughter. They’re not ‘undisclosed’—they’re my kids,” Walker said in a statement to The Daily Beast. “I support them all and love them all. I’ve never denied my children, I confirmed this when I was appointed to the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition, I just chose not to use them as props to win a political campaign. What parent would want their child involved in garbage, gutter politics like this?”
“I can take the heat, that’s politics,” Walker said, “but leave my kids alone.”
And yet, just before the 2020 election, Walker attacked Joe Biden, for “yelling about honesty, integrity and transparency,” and asked why Biden’s “kids or family” were “not on the campaign trail.”
A BIG question……@JoeBiden is always yelling about honesty, integrity and transparency! My question…where are @JoeBiden’s kids or family, why they are not on the campaign trail? @FoxNews @CNN @espn @MSNBC @MariaBartiromo @realDonaldTrump @DonaldJTrumpJr
— Herschel Walker (@HerschelWalker) November 1, 2020
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