Donald Trump’s administration REALLY isn’t good at saving face with the American people. With an attitude just as abrasive as the president himself, Trump’s White House recently trashed James Comey, laying all the praise on Trump for firing the well-respected former FBI Director.
This happened during today’s press briefing, when White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders trashed Comey’s new anti-Trump book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership.” Huckabee Sanders stated that Comey’s new book and the book tour was a “poorly-executed PR stunt” that the tell-all “belongs in the bargain bin.” She said, “[the] American people see right through the blatant lies of a self-admitted leaker.” And she went on, calling Comey’s firing “one of the president’s greatest achievements”:
“Comey will be forever known as a disgraced partisan hack that broke his sacred trust with the President of the United States, the dedicated agents of the FBI, and the American people he vowed to faithfully serve. One of the President’s greatest achievements will go down as firing Director Comey.”
This monologue is absolutely disgraceful, and once again puts the Trump administration at odds with the rest of the country. Comey’s firing was one that was protested widely by both parties and only managed to make Trump even more unpopular. To state that firing Comey is one of Trump’s “greatest” accomplishments is nothing but awkward.
What’s also awkward is a tweet that Huckabee Sanders posted in 2016, which was pointed toward Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton at the time, but couldn’t be more appropriate for what the White House has just said. Huckabee Sanders had tweeted:
“When you’re attacking FBI agents because you’re under criminal investigation, you’re losing.”
(Sigh) there really is a tweet for everything. Straight from Huckabee Sanders herself, Trump and his entire team are failing big time.
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