I’ve said many times that Trump is the most shameless liar I’ve ever encountered, but his press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, may be a close second. Here she is lying about what Trump said only 24 hours earlier, something we have on video:
“We need quick justice and we need strong justice — much quicker and much stronger than we have right now — because what we have right now is a joke, and it’s a laughingstock,” Trump said at the meeting.
The president’s remark followed a terror attack in New York City on Tuesday that killed eight people. The suspect, Sayfullo Saipov, was shot on the scene and quickly taken into custody. Authorities later found items that indicate the attack was inspired by ISIS.A few hours after Trump’s Cabinet meeting, CNN’s Jim Acosta asked White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, “Why did the president call the U.S. justice system a joke and a laughingstock?”
“That’s not what he said,” Sanders replied. “He said that process has people calling us a joke and a laughingstock.”
No, he didn’t. And you’re lying. Which is not a surprise, of course. You’re always lying. It’s what you are paid to do. Far more disturbing than the fact that she can look into the camera with a completely straight face and lie about something we have on video to prove she’s lying is that this is just considered normal now. His supporters not only won’t care, it won’t even register a blip on their ethical radar. Lying is now perfectly fine as long as it serves one’s favored political agenda.