How do you make Sean Spicer look good at his job?
No, it isn’t an unanswerable riddle — the answer is send in Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
The Deputy White House Press Secretary (and daughter of Mike Huckabee if you were wondering) stood in for Spicey on Wednesday, interestingly right after she went on TV to tell America to forget about this whole Russia thing.
If you thought her contemptuous attitude and willingness to twist the truth made her a woman after Donald Trump‘s heart (seriously, watch your back, Spicer), just wait until you see how she brought Hillary Clinton into the James Comey firing blame game.
She told the press:
“Most of the people that are declaring war today are the very ones that were begging for Director Comey to be fired. If Hillary Clinton had won the election, which thank God she didn’t, but if she had├óΓé¼┬ª she would have fired Comey immediately.
The very Democrats that are criticizing the president today would be dancing in the streets celebrating.”
Obviously Sanders offered up no support for her claim about less-dark-timeline Hillary; this administration just likes to say whatever it wants.
But her point is that Democrats didn’t think Comey was doing a great job; and once again, we honestly don’t know if she’s acting dense on purpose.
NO ONE IS SAYING COMEY HANDLED CLINTON CORRECTLY! There are no “We <3 Comey” parties!
What citizens are saying, over and over, is simple: COMEY WAS LEADING THE INVESTIGATION INTO TRUMP, TRUMP HAD HIM FIRED!
Now stop trying to change the subject!
Speaking of changing, Sanders also made an interesting note about Trump’s decision to fire Comey, saying:
“The President has lost confidence in Director Comey and, frankly, he’d been considering letting Director Comey go since the day he was elected.”
Um, didn’t you JUST say this morning that Trump fired Comey not because of his own misgivings but because he got a recommendation from the Attorney General and “made a quick and decisive action”?
How is waiting around for four months quick or decisive?
There’s a reason the story isn’t straight here. Because they can’t admit they pulled from the dictator playbook. Though that doesn’t mean Trump or now Sanders won’t slip up and just say it…