White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is about to have a very difficult few days after the major bombshells that were dropped in the last 24 hours by Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti and Trump’s own longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. Both men have released some damaging evidence against the president regarding his hush money payments and Russian scandals, and it’s going to be nearly impossible for Sanders to come to Trump’s defense.
But let’s face it — Sanders’ job has never been easy. On a nearly daily basis (unless she’s hiding from the press), Huckabee Sanders has to lie to America and dodge questions from the press. To predict how Sanders will handle the pressure of the new allegations against her boss, let’s revisit a moment where Sanders clearly could not take the heat.
After a Wall Street Journal report that exposed the president for bragging about his relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, Trump made Sanders look like a fool in front of reporters. Despite the fact that there was an audio recording of Trump saying these words, the president denied the WSJ’s claim that he’d said the words, “I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong-Un.”
Despite the evidence, Sanders’ job forces her to defend Trump even when it’s humiliating for her to do so. She rushed onto Twitter to defend the president with this belligerent tweet:
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 13, 2018
Not exactly the most graceful way to handle it. And of course, she regretted it instantly, as the WSJ responded with evidence that the president had, in fact, said those words:
We have reviewed the audio from our interview with President Trump, as well as the transcript provided by an external service, and stand by what we reported. Here is audio of the portion the White House disputes. https://t.co/eWcmiHrXJg pic.twitter.com/bx9fGFWaPw
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) January 14, 2018
How embarrassing. Unfortunately, this moment from the past is now Sanders’ future thanks to the lies of her boss. We don’t know how Sanders is going to respond to reporters now that even more incriminating info about Trump is out — but hopefully, she has been practicing and can do a better job than this.
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