CNN’s Anderson Cooper ripped into White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday after Sanders said she hopes to be remembered as being “transparent and honest.”
At the 2018 Women Rule Summit earlier this week, Sanders shared her legacy hopes, saying:
“I hope that it will be that I showed up every day and I did the very best job that I could to put forward the president’s message, to do the best job that I could to answer questions, to be transparent and honest throughout that process and do everything I could to make America a little better that day than it was the day before.”
Watch the video of Sanders’s answer below:
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Posted by POLITICO on Tuesday, 11 December 2018
Cooper played clips of Sanders denying President Donald Trump’s knowledge of hush money payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal in 2016, which New York prosecutors say were campaign finance violations. Trump originally lied about having knowledge of the payments but now insists they were legal.
Trump’s former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen was sentenced on Wednesday to three years in prison for his role in the scheme. Court filings indicate that Trump had instructed Cohen to break the law.
Sanders, who has been vilified for habitual dishonesty, used her position to cover for Trump.
“She said she wants to be remembered as ‘transparent and honest,’” Cooper quipped about Sanders. “Let that one sink in for just a moment ― transparent and honest. Alright. Let’s move on.”
Watch the clip below beginning at 2:50:
Twitter echoed Anderson Cooper’s sentiment.
— Alice (@go1ask1alice) December 13, 2018
I don’t think that word means what she thinks it means…..
— Emily Layng (@elayngylang) December 13, 2018
Yeah, and I'd like to be known as having legs up to my armpits . . .
Guess we'll both be disappointed hmmm!
— Barbara Marshall (@Barbara_Ly_B) December 13, 2018
Wow. That’s. Wow. It’s like she wants even her memory to be a lie. Which is like poetic, or something.
— Abi (@justabi) December 13, 2018
Transparent? Maybe. Honest? No way.