The mainstream media has been abuzz this week with the upcoming release of a new book by author Michael Wolff, titled “Fire and Fury.”President Trump has only had one brief conversation with Wolff and is currently in the process of ending this ridiculous “tell-all” book that is likely full of lies made-up to get people to buy the book out of hatred for Trump.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders talked to “Fox & Friends” this morning to dispel any myths that this book is based on any sort of truth.
“They spoke once by phone but it was not about the book. They had a very short conversation but he never interviewed the President about the book. He repeatedly begged to speak to the president and was denied access.”
That statement alone should be enough to convince the public that anything said in this book is complete fabrication.
Sanders also wanted to call attention to the fact that the liberal narrative of the week seems to be declaring President Trump to be mentally unfit and questioning his health altogether. Here’s what she had to say about that.
“I think it’s absolutely insane to think all of these individuals, reporters and others, who all of a sudden now have a medical degree and think that they can diagnose someone who they have never even had a conversation with. It’s absolutely outrageous.”
We the poeple need to be vigilant about the false narratives pushed by liberals in an attempt to discredit President Trump. This man has incredible enemies in the deep state trying everything in their power to bring him down.
he President of the United States is a bully who makes a mockery of his office, democratic institutions, and the English language. So is his press secretary. On Monday, during the last briefing before the Thanksgiving holiday, Sarah Huckabee Sanders treated the White House press pool the way a sadistic teen-ager would treat a group of third graders. The journalists, for the most part, went along with it.
Sanders began her part of the briefing by saying that she was thankful for all the reporters in the room. “That goes without saying,” she added, in a tone that made it clear that the White House press secretary really does not like the White House press corps. There was slight, uncomfortable laughter in the room. Then Sanders listed the people and things for which she was actually grateful: her family, her faith, the military, the police, the firemen, and the first responders.
Unpleasant as her opening comment might have sounded, it’s all right for the press secretary to have an adversarial relationship with reporters; it is certainly better than a cozy relationship. But coziness seemed to be what Sanders was trying to elicit next. “If you want to ask a question, I think it’s only fair, since I’ve shared what I’m thankful for, that you start off with what you’re thankful for,” she said.It is the job of reporters to ask questions, and it is Sanders’s job to answer them. That was why they were all gathered there: to do their jobs of asking and answering. Of course, this is merely a matter of convention; there is no law or rule to prevent Sanders from rejecting questions or from setting conditions for their asking. One might assume that the reporters in the room have the power, given that they serve as the informal representatives of the voting public. But this is not how this Administration interprets the relationship, and Sanders was reminding the press corps that she has the power to respond to their questions or not.
“Anybody want to be first on what they are thankful for?” Sanders asked. Her tone was menacing, the tone of a bully asking for a volunteer to be humiliated in front of the room. She called on April Ryan, of American Urban Radio Networks. Ryan was one of the few African-American reporters in the room, and her questions have clearly annoyed Sanders in the past. Ryan had tried, unsuccessfully, to ask a question during an earlier part of the briefing, when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke about North Korea.
“April, you’ve been sooo eager,” Sanders said. There was laughter. There is always laughter when bullies mock their marks.
“I’m thankful for life,” Ryan said, going along with the rule proposed by Sanders. “I’m thankful for my children. I’m thankful for twenty years in this job. I’m thankful to be able to talk to you and question you every single day.” Ryan ended on a big, insincere smile.
“I feel the gratefulness here,” Sanders responded, with her own angry smile. There was a smattering of laughter.
As a person responding to a bully, Ryan had held her own: she had complied with the terms dictated, but she had not let herself be humiliated. But as a reporter in the White House briefing room, she had just been co-opted into a transparently hypocritical ritual. She was no longer an observer of the Trump Administration’s habit of lying; she had become complicit. She had also participated in the ritual of denigrating her profession. Ryan’s question was about North Korea and the apparent lack of reliable information on that country’s nuclear arsenal. But she had helped Sanders make that seem unimportant, compared with the petty power struggle in the room. When Ryan tried to ask a follow-up question about Trump’s continued Twitter war with North Korea, Sanders said, “April, I’m starting to regret calling on you first.” Then she moved on to the next question.The next reporter, Francesca Chambers, of the Daily Mail, responded enthusiastically. “I will follow your lead,” she said, and expressed thanks for service members and the police, noting that her brother is a service member and her father a policeman. She asked an easily deflected question about the Alabama senatorial race.
Jon Decker, of Fox News, was thankful for his health, his family, his faith, and the fact that he lives “in the best country on the face of the Earth.”
“See, isn’t this nice?” Sanders asked.
“And I’m thankful, of course, that you address us every day here,” Decker continued. He asked if the President would be happy to see Roy Moore win in Alabama. Sanders avoided answering this question.