White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders roasted Sen. Jeff Flake’s rant before the US Senate on Wednesday, calling the anti-Trump lawmaker’s speech a desperate attempt to gain national “attention.”
Sanders was speaking with reporters during the daily White House press briefing when she was asked to comment on Senator Jeff Flake’s bizarre address on the Senate floor, where he claimed the President was giving comfort to “dictators” around the world.
“Not only has the past year seen an American president borrow despotic language to refer to the free press, but it seems he has in turn inspired dictators and authoritarians with his own language. This is reprehensible,” Flake told his colleagues.
Press Sec. Sanders responds to Sen. Flake criticism of Pres. Trump: "We welcome access to the media every day," and saying White House is anything but open to the press is "utterly ridiculous." pic.twitter.com/UxeBllE68y
— ABC News (@ABC) January 17, 2018
“I found it quite interesting that he is coming out to attack this President considering he’s the one that was recently defending an actually oppressive regime. He went to Cuba a few weeks ago and served as a mouthpiece for the oppressive Cuban government,” said Sanders.
“He’s not criticizing the President because he’s against oppression. He’s criticizing the President because he has terrible poll numbers. He is looking for some attention. I think it’s unfortunate,” she added.
SARAH SMACKDOWN: Huckabee Sanders SHREDS 'Apocalyptic' Nancy Pelosi
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called-out House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Wednesday night; ripping the former Speaker of the House over her predictions of “Armageddon” regarding the GOP-sponsored tax cuts.
Sanders called-out Pelosi on social media, saying “despite Nancy Pelosi’s warning” to the American people, the “Trump economy is booming.” The Press Secretary went on to quote a sentence from a recent article outlining the President’s accomplishments one year into his first term. “It turns out the businessman knows more about how the economy really works than the chattering class,” she added.
“Despite Nancy Pelosi’s warning of ‘Armageddon’ the Trump economy is booming. ‘It turns out the businessman knows more about how the economy really works than the chattering class,’” she tweeted.
Despite Nancy Pelosi's warning of "Armageddon" the Trump economy is booming. "It turns out the businessman knows more about how the economy really works than the chattering class." –@StephenMoore https://t.co/JBoE3WZnrh
— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) January 4, 2018
Pelosi’s “end of the world” prediction game just days before the House and Senate passed the largest tax cuts in a generation; unleashing American businesses and individuals from an outdated and overly complicated tax structure.
“It is the end of the world,” Pelosi warned. “The debate on health care is life and death. This is Armageddon.”
SARAH SMACKDOWN: Huckabee Sanders SHUTS DOWN CNN's Jim Acosta
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had little patience for CNN’s senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta on Thursday, shutting down the left-leaning journalist after he asked her if she believed GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore “is a creep.”
Sanders was fielding questions from reporters during Thursday’s daily press briefing when Acosta pressed the Secretary over the White House’s opinion of embattled Republican Senate hopeful Roy Moore.
“On Roy Moore… Would the President campaign with Roy Moore?” asked Acosta
“Not that I’m aware of,” said Sanders.
“Can I ask you a follow up? Do you think he’s a creep?” he asked.
“Do I? Look, I don’t know Roy Moore. I haven’t met him in person so I won’t be able to respond to that,” she fired-back. “As I’ve said about seven or eight times now, the President believes this is a decision for the people of Alabama to make.”
Watch the back-and-forth exchange above.