Many Americans pushing back against former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her ardent defense of President Donald Trump amid multiple news reports he has disparaged America’s military service members, veterans, and war dead, calling them “losers” and “suckers.”
“Donald Trump has the greatest respect for the men and women of our armed forces,” Huckabee Sanders, who is planning a run for governor in Arkansas, says in a recorded video. “I’ve traveled all over the world with the President and watched him interact with men and women of our military. I’ve seen him fight to make sure they have the resources they need.”
“That story couldn’t be further from the truth,” she says, referring to the bombshell in The Atlantic, which was confirmed by multiple news outlets, including NBC News, The Washington Post, CNN, the Associated Press, and even Fox News.
In response to Huckabee Sanders defending Trump, many reminded her of her horrific performance as White House press secretary, when she lied regularly for Trump. Others noted in her new memoir she calls a colleague a “foulmouthed Jew.” And others point to her documented lie to Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Take a look:
Your job in the admin, which you fervently embraced, was to lie, obfuscate, dodge, and deflect for a man who is openly and obviously not fit for office. But, sure, come out swinging, again, I guess. It’s all you got. https://t.co/nTfZjS2FMx
— Ash (@AscheHousewares) September 7, 2020
Compulsive liar says people are lying. https://t.co/6qq3WHOpRZ
— Thor Benson (@thor_benson) September 7, 2020
The funny thing is that the lie that Sarah Sanders was exposed as having told by the Mueller report was a close cousin of stolen valor; she falsely claimed that countless FBI employees contacted her to say they were happy Comey was fired. https://t.co/9JhGlEtibc
— Cody Fenwick (@codytfenwick) September 7, 2020
If for some asinine reason you’re quoting Sanders on this, please also note that she claimed Trump witnessed Hurricane Harvey damage “first hand” even though he only met with others who had witnessed it first hand. She changed the definition of second hand to mean first hand. https://t.co/tZPUh8vtWn
— Matt Negrin, HOST OF HARDBALL AT 7PM ON MSNBC (@MattNegrin) September 7, 2020
Calling a professional liar like Sarah Huckabee Sanders as a character witness is tantamount to pleading guilty. https://t.co/1ycPBmk1VS
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) September 7, 2020
Stop trying to deflect from your anti-Semitic comments in your memoir. https://t.co/zOTHjTj6Qx
— Victoria Brownworth (@VABVOX) September 7, 2020
Says the serial malicious liar who took money for lying to the American people… https://t.co/PXYKmqo7pg
— Linda Keating (@Educate4ward) September 7, 2020
We remember when you set up Jim @Acosta with that fake tape that supposedly showed him hurting that Intern over the microphone – You and the others were laughing about it in the back.
You were there when that person said, “don’t worry about McCain, he will be dead soon” https://t.co/dwcaHAw7mk
— Thomas Paine (@resistandgrow) September 7, 2020
ok, we’ve entered the comical stage of the suckers and liars story. Next we’ll have @seanspicer do an interpretive dance denying the story. This much push back means it’s true. And btw, @SarahHuckabee you are an insult to public servants. https://t.co/rjbbzN0thJ
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) September 7, 2020
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) September 7, 2020
The good thing about having no credibility is that you also have none to lose. She can lie with impunity. Her “career” is built on being the daughter of a Governor and the sycophant to the worst President in history. https://t.co/PHkfyxF5OR
— (((Howard Forman))) (@thehowie) September 7, 2020
— Sophia A. Nelson (@IAmSophiaNelson) September 7, 2020
HA HA HA UR FUCKING KIDDING RIGHT SARAH!!! https://t.co/GT0whlNpyi
— Hitup (@comeonnoles) September 7, 2020
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‘Not Even Close to True’: CNN Blasts Just-Elected GOP Caucus Chair Elise Stefanik’s ‘Wildly Inaccurate’ First Speech
U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), a Trump acolyte, was just elected to replace booted House Republican Caucus Chair Liz Cheney. In her first speech minutes after securing her new leadership position Stefanik delivered a “wildly inaccurate” claim, CNN reported.
“We see the worst jobs report in over 20 years,” Stefanik said.
“I just want to note something also that was just wildly inaccurate,” CNN’s Poppy Harlow said on-air after the speech. Stefanik was “talking about the economy, blasting this economy, saying we just got ‘the worst jobs report in 20 years.’ That is not true, not even close to true, we’ll keep monitoring this we’ll be right back.”
One year ago America, under Stefanik’s top supporter, President Donald Trump, America did see “the worst jobs report in U.S. history.”
Listen to Stefanik’s speech:
“My focus is on unity—because that’s what the American people, and that’s what our voters, deserve,” Rep. Elise Stefanik says shortly after being elected House GOP conference chair, replacing Liz Cheney. https://t.co/1bGf8Z7eHJ pic.twitter.com/UOeKPmMiQ7
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) May 14, 2021
New Ruling Involving Bill Barr Proves That He Also Lied Under Oath to Congress
If former Attorney General Bill Barr lied in court, then it stands to reason that his testimony to Congress was also a lie, noted Center for American Progress communications VP Jesse Lee, citing a New York Times report.
Barr was outed by federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson for lying to her, to the court, and to the American people about the process for investigating and considering whether or not President Donald Trump would be prosecuted for obstruction of justice.
“At issue is how Mr. Barr handled the end of the Mueller investigationand the release of its findings to the public,” the New York Times reported Tuesday. “In March 2019, the office of the special counsel overseeing the inquiry, Robert S. Mueller III, delivered its report to the Justice Department. In a highly unusual decision, Mr. Mueller declined to make a determination about whether Mr. Trump had illegally obstructed justice.”
The Times also explained that it opened the door for Barr to take over the investigation and after being handed Mueller’s report, he issued his own summary to Congress, saying Trump wouldn’t be charged. “Mr. Mueller’s team believed that Mr. Barr’s characterization of the document was misleading and privately urged him to release more of their findings, but Mr. Barr refused.”
When testifying before the U.S. Senate, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) asked Barr, “If the special counsel (Robert Mueller) found facts sufficient to constitute obstruction of justice, would he have stated that finding?”
Barr answered, “If he had found that, I think he would state it, yes.”
Mueller’s report made it clear.
Far Right Sen. Blackburn Offers Odd Excuse After She’s Caught Spreading Lies About Biden’s Widely-Popular Plans
During his Wednesday night speech before members of Congress, President Joe Biden outlined some proposals of his American Families Plan. Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, appearing on Fox Business earlier in the day, wrongly claimed that part of Biden’s proposal included making community college and pre-K mandatory. But her office walked back that claim after being fact-checked by CNN’s Daniel Dale.
Blackburn told Fox Business host Stuart Varney, “Three-year-old pre-K — they’re going to mandate this. Two years of college whether you like it or not. These are the things that take away choices from the American people. They give them a great big fat tax bill that they’re going to pay.”
Don’t be fooled by the name of the ‘American Families Plan.’ This plan is anti-family and forces you to rely on the federal government to organize your life. pic.twitter.com/w0CdpP6qai
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) April 28, 2021
Varney didn’t challenge Blackburn’s community college and pre-K claims, but he did say that “in an evenly divided Senate,” Biden “is not going to get all of the proposals.”
“In a 50-50 split Senate,” Varney told Blackburn, “you can’t do that” — to which an overwrought, fearmongering Blackburn responded, “Well, God help us all. I hope that we’re able to block every single bit of this. 2022 cannot get here fast enough so that we see Republicans regain control of the House and the Senate. These guys are trying to do a fast drive to socialism.”
CNN’s Daniel Dale, famous for all the fastidious and comprehensive fact-checking he gave former President Donald Trump during his four years in the White House, corrected Blackburn and debunked her claim that Biden wanted to make community college and pre-K mandatory.
Dale tweeted, “On pre-K, Biden is proposing to spend $200B to make pre-K available to all 3- and 4-year-olds. But no requirement to attend. On college, Biden is proposing to spend $109 billion to offer free two-year community college to all Americans. But no requirement to attend.”
On pre-K, Biden is proposing to spend $200B to make pre-K available to all 3- and 4-year-olds. But no requirement to attend.
On college, Biden is proposing to spend $109 billion to offer free two-year community college to all Americans. But no requirement to attend.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) April 29, 2021
Spencer Hurwitz, a Blackburn spokesman, responded to Dale’s fact-check by claiming that Blackburn “misspoke” during her conversation with Varney. He offered the bizarre excuse that she was on “live TV.”
Here are some responses to the debunking:
“Misspeak” is the current GQPs “ooops, got caught peddling a very obvious outright lie, like the hamburger lie”
— Krys Marie (@surf_witch) April 29, 2021
Of course. Go on TV and lie to millions and then send an email that no one will ever see claiming to have misspoken. #noconsequences
— Michael Gleich (@mleetch352) April 29, 2021
but like the “red meat ban” oopsie, once it’s out there it’s out. and millions will now believe it as fact. that’s clever and diabolical and utterly deliberate
— Brant Lambermont (@brantlambermont) April 29, 2021
How about going back on air to correct your wrong @MarshaBlackburn? Try telling the truth…🤥
— Cowgirltn 🐝🚞 (@Spth005a) April 29, 2021
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