After White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tried to distance the White House and President Donald Trump from indicted ex-advisor Roger Stone, The Daily Show drafted a more fitting version of Sanders' remarks and posted it to Twitter.
"Are we all buying this statement from @PressSec," the tweet read. Attached was the revised statement, which read:
"The president does not know Roger Stone, has never met Roger Stone, cannot pronounce 'Roger Stone,' doesn't know how to read, has difficulty maintaining focus for more than 3 seconds at a time, doesn't have any friends, is not guilty of any crimes, and cannot be arrested. Furthermore, the stock market."
Are we all buying this statement from @PressSec https://t.co/Hxiru8eIDv— The Daily Show (@The Daily Show)1548429302.0
@TheDailyShow @PressSec I 100% believe it’s something #QueenShitofLiesville would say 😂— 🥃 OldManSeven 🎮 (@🥃 OldManSeven 🎮)1548429573.0
@TheDailyShow @PressSec https://t.co/Rf6x8xd6yo— Ted Baxter (@Ted Baxter)1548429524.0
@TheDailyShow @PressSec https://t.co/5rzHAbaQoO— Rob Gill (@Rob Gill)1548429382.0
@TheDailyShow @MattNegrin @PressSec https://t.co/9lDAi7mZdz— patty potter (@patty potter)1548429511.0
@TheDailyShow @PressSec The indictment only mentioned the trump campaign 20 times or so...— Michael “Pie” Hager (@Michael “Pie” Hager)1548429972.0
@TheDailyShow @NOW1SOLAR @PressSec This would be the most honest statement of her professional career.— Sisyphus46 (@Sisyphus46)1548431773.0
The Daily Show's version is more believable.
@TheDailyShow @PressSec It can't be from her because at least half of that statement is true.— Tarz 🐺 (@Tarz 🐺)1548429880.0
@TheDailyShow @PressSec Everything after “cannot pronounce ‘Roger Stone’” is legit, yeah.— Archbass (@Archbass)1548429483.0
@TheDailyShow @PressSec She’s talking about @realDonaldTrump Subliminal message 👊🏼— M⃟s⃟💋 (@M⃟s⃟💋)1548429935.0
Some, however, had some additions.
Because why not?
@TheDailyShow @PressSec "I think I met Roger Stone once or twice. Nice kid. Used to bring us covfefe and hamberders… https://t.co/ktMH4pdH5A— Justice Faurall (@Justice Faurall)1548429770.0
@TheDailyShow @PressSec I mean, technically he cannot read. But he can write "ROJAR STOAN". Hence, clearly innocent.— Ashish (@Ashish)1548429426.0
@TheDailyShow @PressSec You forgot to add but the emails. 🤷🏻♂️— MattWillGolf🆘🇺🇸 (@MattWillGolf🆘🇺🇸)1548431842.0
@TheDailyShow @PressSec I'm waiting for, "I haven't spoke to Don't Jr since I divorced his mom. I have a new family now."— James Lawless (@James Lawless)1548431383.0
@TheDailyShow @PressSec She forgot to mention Border Security...— NIDAL (@NIDAL)1548430358.0
Tell us how you really feel.
@TheDailyShow @PressSec She's technically correct. President Trump had nothing to do with the WikiLeaks theft and r… https://t.co/eZhlaiVldH— Dcoronata (@Dcoronata)1548430808.0
@TheDailyShow @PressSec @PressSec will be remembered by history as the toilet paper stuck on @realDonaldTrump's sho… https://t.co/fmwetSB2DU— Goose (@Goose)1548430573.0
@TheDailyShow @PressSec The smokiest of eyes.— Astrid (@Astrid)1548432175.0
@TheDailyShow @PressSec And we are going to leave this to a much much higher power than Robert Mueller. *calls Putin*— Not Reuters news (@Not Reuters news)1548430323.0
@TheDailyShow @PressSec "Don't make me hunt you down and give you the 1-eye, Trevor" -SHS https://t.co/29IpOTZH0m— Hi. I'm Trumps "Human Scum" . 🇨🇦 in 🇺🇸 (@Hi. I'm Trumps "Human Scum" . 🇨🇦 in 🇺🇸)1548430101.0
Below is Sanders' grossly misleading statement about Stone's arrest:
“This has nothing to do with the president and certainly nothing to do with the White House,” Sanders said on CNN. “This is something that has to do solely with that individual.”