White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders must have a really high tolerance for bullsh*t, because the lies that Donald Trump keeps making her tell are getting more ridiculous with every new press briefing.
Earlier today, Huckabee Sanders made herself look like an absolute fool on Trump’s behalf when she tried to diss former President Barack Obama. In trying to hype Trump up, Huckabee Sanders lied through her teeth and said that Trump had been more bipartisan in his short time in the White House than Obama had been in the entire two terms he serves as President of the United States. We wish this was a joke, but Huckabee Sanders actually meant it to be serious. She said:
This president has done more for bipartisanship in the last eight days than Obama did in eight years.”
It must have taken reporters every bit of strength they had to avoid rolling on the floor in laughter, or exploding with outrage. Of course, this is 100% false. Obama had tried to work with Republicans, but faced an insane amount of obstruction. Not to mention, nearly all of Obama’s domestic policy achievements were bipartisan deals.
Real Clear Politics has outlined over ten bipartisan deals that Obama achieved in his time as POTUS, including The Recovery Act, Repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, Dodd Frank, Surveillance reform, Food Safety Bill, mandatory prison sentence reform, 2010 tax cuts, and the 2012 tax cut deal to raise taxes on the wealthy. There were dozens more bipartisan accomplishments during Obama’s time, but clearly Trump is failing to acknowledge them.
Trump just happened to make one single deal with Democrats – this by no means makes him more bipartisan than Obama. Huckabee Sanders has humiliated herself again by telling more insane lies about Trump, ensuring that her reputation will be forever smeared. You can watch her humiliate herself below:
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