The President’s tweet seems pretty definitive, at least definitive enough for his press secretary to give it the kind of definitive statement like these she’s repeated for past presidential tweets.”
Cooper then played a number of clips where Sanders took a response by Trump as the final word on a matter and proof positive. So why not this time?
Why then add the statement, ‘Look, I haven’t been in every single room’? Does Sanders know or at least think a tape exists?
Or is Sanders finally engaging in some self-preservation?
The White House Press Secretary routinely receives heavy criticism for false statements made behind the podium in the White House briefing room. And maybe unfairly as she did not create the lie, she only repeats it.
But pundits and the public alike point out each time she repeats the claims of her boss or another member of the Trump administration only to have those claims backtracked or contradicted by the President, Rudy Giuliani or the truth made public.
Sanders famously once said, in a response to why she repeated an easily debunked lie, that she only gave the best information she had at the time. Has even she grown wearing of such excuses or the consequences of making repeated false statements publicly like being asked to leave a restaurant?
Is this Sanders turning over a new leaf in general—only guaranteeing claims she personally knows are true—or is this only because of the subject of the discussion—racism and the use of the n-word by a powerful White man.
Racism often holds the position in the United States as the elephant in the room. Everyone sees it, but no one wants to discuss it or even acknowledge it.
Only Sarah Huckabee Sanders knows for certain why she chose to give herself wiggle room on Trump’s use of the n-word. As for the fallout for her less than ringing endorsement of her boss, that remains to be seen as well.