During Wednesday’s White House press briefing, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders ripped Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who gave a speech earlier that day suggesting the president’s criticisms of the press were Stalin-like.
“I found it quite interesting that [Sen. Flake] is coming out to attack this president considering he’s one that was recently defending an actually oppressive regime,” Sanders said. “He went to Cuba a few weeks ago and served as a mouthpiece for the oppressive Cuban government.”
“He’s not criticizing the president because he’s against oppression,” she added. “He’s criticizing the president because he has terrible poll numbers. And he is, I think, looking for some attention. I think it’s unfortunate.”
Sarah Sanders says Flake is criticizing Trump “because he has terrible poll numbers”
— Meg Wagner (@megwagner) January 17, 2018
Sanders is referring to Sen. Flake’s January 6 declaration in Havana, Cuba, that there is “no evidence” that the Cuban regime committed the sonic attacks that harmed U.S. personnel. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., later pushed back on Flake’s comments, noting the attacks are a “documented fact.”
The communist regime in Cuba has denied launching the attacks, putting Flake squarely in defense of the regime’s lies as he criticizes President Trump for oppressing American media.
But Sarah Sanders was having none of this B.S. after just yesterday she held a press conference that was waaaaayyy too transparent with the media on Trump’s health.
Flake is delusional, and it’s great to see Sarah Sanders call him out for it.
Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.
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