In Wake of Comey Hearing, Trump Spokeswoman Insists ‘Pants on Fire’ Prone POTUS ‘Is Not a Liar’
Sarah Huckabee Sanders Claims Donald Trump ‘Is Not A Liar’
Brace yourselves: Memes are coming. On Thursday, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders made a particularly “LOL”-worthy statement that will surely keep the Internet busy for the next few days after claiming Donald Trump “Is not a liar,” in response to comments made by James Comey.
During Thursday’s Senate hearing in which Comey testified regarding Russia’s involvement in the 2016 Presidential election and Donald Trump’s possible collusion, the former FBI Director stated that he “Was honestly concerned that he might lie about the nature of our conversation.” Comey also stated that the Trump administration’s efforts to “Defame me and more importantly the FBI, by saying the organization was poorly led” were “Lies, plain and simple.”
In an off-camera press briefing following Comey’s statements, Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended Donald Trump with a claim that will surely perk up the Internet like an energy drink being injected straight into someone’s bloodstream:
“I can definitively say the president is not a liar. I think it is frankly insulting that question would be asked.”
To be clear, Sarah Huckabee Sanders was specifically talking about James Comey’s testimony and statements regarding Trump lying about him. But Donald Trump has a proven and well-established track record of pathologically lying to his supporters and the nation as a whole — here’s a list of 97 of his whoppers — and her statement isn’t going to do any real favors for her boss.
As of today, less than five full months into Trump’s presidency, Donald Trump has a staggering 65 “Pants On Fire” statements, as labeled by Politifact, as well as 134 false statements and 82 statements classified as “mostly false.” By contrast, President Barack Obama racked up a total of 9 “Pants on Fire,” 71 “false,” and 70 “mostly false” statements over the entire course of his eight-year presidency. There’s no question which President has been more dishonest, is there?
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