Sarah Huckabee Sanders (AP/Evan Vucci)

Sarah Sanders just defended Donald Trump’s retweets, showing facts don’t matter

Sarah Sanders says we shouldn’t focus on how truthful the president is being


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Charlie May
November 29, 2017 6:04pm (UTC)

President Donald Trump's sharing of three anti-Muslim videos has received widespread condemnation, but to no surprise the White House insists that there was nothing out of line about the president's Twitter habits.

"I'm not talking about the nature of the video. I think you're focusing on the wrong thing," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters on Wednesday morning when asked if it matters that the president tweeted fake videos.

She added, "The threat is real, and that's what the president is talking about."

Question on President Trump's retweets this morning: Does it matter if it's a fake video?

At least one of the Islamophobic videos Trump retweeted on Wednesday morning from Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of a U.K. far-right ultranationalist political organization, was proven to be provocative and misleading.

But despite the White House's unwillingness to admit a whiff of wrongdoing, even British Prime Minister Theresa May expressed Trump's retweets were reckless.

"It is wrong for the president to have done this," a spokesperson for May said, according to NBC.

As a president who always rants about the spreading of fake news, Trump never seems to hold himself to the standard he constantly applies to others. And the White House has defended his fabrication of the truth while simultaneously whining that they themselves have been a victim of unfair coverage.

 


Charlie May

Charlie May is a news writer at Salon. You can find him on Twitter at @charliejmay

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