Despite the fact that a White House staffer mocked Arizona Senator John McCain (R), saying his opinion was worthless because he was dying, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday on Fox News the real issue is leaks from the West Wing, not whether or not anyone has apologized to McCain or his family.
“I can tell you there are a couple of bad actors. I think it is disgusting and some of the most shameful behavior that you could ever engage in. It’s an honor and a privilege to work for the president and to be part of his administration. And anybody who betrays that, I think, is a total and complete coward and they should be fired.”
What Sanders neglected to say is that it’s usually an honor and privilege to work for the president, but in the case of Donald Trump, who lies, cheats, steals, breaks the law, and gets his jollies by sexually assaulting women, all the honor has been removed from the equation.
Sanders then went on to add:
“This is one of the greatest opportunities of a lifetime to get to work and serve for President Trump and it’s something that is sacred. Sometimes some of these leaks are made up and reporters search for validation for them… I don’t know why people do it because I don’t engage in it because I find it to be some of the most disgusting behavior that you could ever participate in and one of the most disloyal things that you could do as an entrusted member of the president’s team.”
If the leaks are made up, why even address them, Sarah? Just ignore them and move on. The fact that both she and President Trump are always whining about “fake news” tells you that there’s a whole lot of truth to the reports.
When co-host Abby Huntsman noted that she’s good friends with McCain’s daughter, Meghan, who is still waiting for a formal apology, Sanders curtly replied:
“I think it’s been addressed. We’re dealing with this matter internally.”
Translation: We’re not doing a damn thing about it.
To her credit, Huntsman pushed back:
“But why the strategy not to come out publicly and say, ‘You know what? I shouldn’t have made the joke, it was wrong, let’s all move on’? Why not just do that?”
And again, Sanders tried to shift the debate:
“She’s offered a personal apology. I don’t think we should continue to validate leaks that come out by making that the focus of what we’re doing.”
Yeah, no need to anyone to apologize because that might make the entire administration look like a bunch of heartless jerks who think anyone that disagrees with them deserves to die. That’s the very definition of arrogance and cowardice.
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