White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is so desperate to defend President Donald Trump that she actually offered a pathetic evidence of why he is more credible than former FBI Director James Comey.
On Sunday morning, Trump unleashed a tirade against Comey, calling him a “liar” and calling for him to be put in jail in response to Comey’s new book “A Higher Loyalty” and remarks he has made about Trump in the media.
When asked to name examples of Comey lying, Huckabee Sanders could not answer George Stephanopoulos’ question, instead repeating Trump’s attacks and questioning Comey’s credibility.
The ABC host asked Huckabee Sanders if she and Trump really want to get into a fight over who is more credible considering how many times Trump has been caught lying over the last year.
“Are you sure you want to be engaged in a credibility contest with James Comey?” he asked. “I think the [Washington Post] cited more than 2,000 instances where the president and the White House have made false statements. Our new poll shows that Americans, by a pretty wide margin, think James Comey has more credibility than Donald Trump.”
Indeed, The Washington Post has compiled quite a list of Trump’s false and misleading statements since he took office in January 2017.
Predictably, Huckabee Sanders ignored the list and cited a single Rasmussen poll as proof that Americans believe Trump is more credible than Comey.
“I have to disagree,” she said. “There’s a daily poll that has the president at 50%. Better than President Obama at this point. At the end of the day, this president will be judged on probably two big things. The economy and national security.”
And right now, the economy is in serious trouble due to Trump’s trade war with China and his disastrous tax law that threatens to collapse the world economy.
As for national security, Trump threatened Russia with a missile strike in Syria and then declared “Mission Accomplished” despite not winning anything. Assad is still in power and Russia and China are not happy about Trump’s military action.
And let’s not forget that Trump is still ignoring the fact that Russia attacked the 2016 Election and is still attacking our democratic process and institutions.
Here’s the video via YouTube.
Except the poll Huckabee Sanders cited is one that measures approval rating, and it’s an outlier poll that leans Republican. According to Real Clear Politics, Trump’s average among eight polls shows him hovering at just over a 42 percent job approval rating while a majority of 54 percent disapprove.
Furthermore, by a 16 point margin in a recent ABC News/Washington Post poll, the majority of Americans believe Comey to be more credible than Trump. 48 percent believe Comey while only 32 percent believe Trump. A majority also disapprove of Trump’s firing of Comey last year.
It’s pretty clear that Comey wins this contest, but you can bet that Trump and Huckabee Sanders will continue attacking his credibility despite having none of their own, especially as Comey’s book gets closer to being released next week
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