The fallout from an Atlantic article detailing allegations from former Trump staffers that the President called military veterans "losers" and "suckers" continues to swirl.
And the latest chapter in the saga involves former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who dramatically came to the President's defense, posting a video in which she calls The Atlantic's story a lie.
But the internet was quick to remind Huckabee Sanders that we don't have much reason to believe her, since she testified under oath to the FBI in 2018 that she lied for the President while serving as press secretary.
Huckabee Sanders posted her video on Sunday.
The malicious lies about @realDonaldTrump from anonymous sources in the Atlantic are disgusting.
This story is an insult to journalism.
I would know, because I was there-> pic.twitter.com/pt7rDfwr8x
— Sarah Huckabee Sanders (@SarahHuckabee) September 6, 2020
In her impassioned defense of the President, Huckabee Sanders claimed that the allegations against him, which she called "malicious lies," were in direct opposition to his character.
"Donald Trump has the greatest amount of respect for the men and women of our armed forces. That story couldn't be further from the truth."
"This is a president that loves our country and will do anything to fight to protect it."
The Atlantic piece alleges Trump referred to fallen World War I soldiers as "losers" and "suckers" while refusing to visit the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in France in 2018.
But Huckabee Sanders's characterization contrasts directly with public comments Trump has repeatedly made about several military service members, most notably Senator John McCain. In a 2015 campaign event, Trump mocked McCain for being captured and held as a prisoner of war for more than five years in Vietnam.
The stark contrast between Trump's public statements about military members and Huckabee Sanders's characterization of him is perhaps unsurprising given Sanders' own admission to the FBI in 2018 that she lied for the President.
During the Mueller probe, Sanders testified under oath that she lied to the press about former FBI Director James Comey's firing, chalking it up to a widespread dislike of Comey within the Bureau. Sanders testified that that assertion was "not founded on anything."
And on Twitter, people lined up to jog Sanders's memory that her credibility is in question.
Sarah Sanders admitted to the FBI that she lied to the public when she was White House deputy press secretary.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 7, 2020
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) September 7, 2020
You admitted to Mueller that you lied for Donald Trump, so you have no credibility. https://t.co/CoFEYqy8RA https://t.co/m19Amj4K5s
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) September 7, 2020
And many felt like if anything, Sanders's vote of confidence proved Trump's guilt.
Calling a professional liar like Sarah Huckabee Sanders as a character witness is tantamount to pleading guilty. https://t.co/1ycPBmk1VS
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) September 7, 2020
If you want us to believe you now, why did you lie to is so often before? Sorry. Credibility doesn't work that way.
— John Sipher (@john_sipher) September 7, 2020
Says the serial malicious liar who took money for lying to the American people... https://t.co/PXYKmqo7pg
— Linda Keating (@Educate4ward) September 7, 2020
Girl, all you did was lie for Trump. Your credibility is negative 1000. Sit this one out. https://t.co/XSD7QjFAFl
— Britni Danielle (@BritniDWrites) September 7, 2020
And many found Sanders's video just plain absurd.
ok, we've entered the comical stage of the suckers and liars story. Next we'll have @seanspicer do an interpretive dance denying the story. This much push back means it's true. And btw, @SarahHuckabee you are an insult to public servants. https://t.co/rjbbzN0thJ
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) September 7, 2020
Compulsive liar says people are lying. https://t.co/6qq3WHOpRZ
— Thor Benson (@thor_benson) September 7, 2020
Oh, well if the woman who admitted in an FBI interview that she lies to the press says it's not true, I guess that's that. https://t.co/aKGplsxphV
— Dan Sweeney (@Daniel_Sweeney) September 7, 2020
The allegations of Trump's contempt for military service have been verified by several media outlets, including the extremely Trump-friendly Fox News.