Sarah Huckabee Sanders has the worst job, but day after day she’s willing to sell her soul and shame the country to do it, all for a chance in the political spotlight. Considering who her father is, it’s not hard to understand how skewed her values are.
On Monday, Sarah Huckabee Sanders was forced to do that job once again on a day when the president had uttered absurd and laughable things, which at least has to be better than representing the president when he says and does racist, misogynistic, xenophobic, and homophobic things.
— ABC News (@ABC) February 26, 2018
Trump made comments during a meeting with state governors about the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that left 17 people dead indicating that he would have been the hero had he been present.
Trump just said he would’ve fought off the Florida shooter and protected the students: “I really believe I’d run in there even if I didn’t have a weapon."
— Ryan Knight ?? (@ProudResister) February 26, 2018
CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta could not resist asking for clarification of Trump’s claims while Sanders looked uncomfortable and floundered for an answer.
‘When the president said earlier today that he would have run into the school, was he suggesting that he could have saved the day?’
‘I think he was just stating that as a leader, he would have stepped in and hopefully been able to help as a number of the individuals that were in the school, the coach and other adults and even a lot of the students stepped up and helped protect other students. I think the point he was making is that he would have wanted to have played a role in that as well.’
Yes, she said Trump wishes he had been somewhere near the school shooting so he could “play a role” as a hero…because somehow, that was a helpful comment and not a projection that gave Trump the opportunity to brag about what he would do. If he didn’t have bone spurs.
Trump, encountering a school shooter: “I would have run in there, even if I didn’t have a gun!”
Trump, encountering an unarmed eagle, surrounded by trained animal handlers: pic.twitter.com/ldlB4zRQXs
— Dave Simon (@hairyhilarity) February 26, 2018
Acosta pressed her once again, asking:
‘Is he trained in firing a weapon? Is he trained in using a handgun or a firearm of some sort?’
Sanders said again that she didn’t “think” that’s what Trump meant, just that he would have taken “courageous action” had he been there. Except he wasn’t, so the statement was pointless and not helpful, which pretty much describes Trump’s presidency and every member of his administration.
For the full press conference, see below. The exchange between Sanders and Acosta begins at 15:43.
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