I’m sure I’ll be asked about the foaming-at-the-mouth media demands that my daughter Sarah Huckabee Sanders resign as White House Press Secretary for allegedly “lying” to reporters. It stems from a section of the Mueller report. Here’s the story pure and simple:
She said at a press conference that “countless FBI agents had lost faith in (FBI Director James) Comey…” When Mueller asked her where she got the number “countless,” she said several had told her that, but the phrase “countless” wasn’t an exact number, thus she called it a “slip of the tongue.” The other part of what the media is trying to gin up into a controversy, the phrase “made up from thin air,” was not her comment. It was the characterization of the investigator writing the report. That is NOT her quote, although the media are treating it as such.
FBI agents (former and current) did express their disgust with Comey, but the investigators took Sarah’s use of the word “countless” and tried to snare her, saying she couldn’t say “countless.” Real reporters might have settled this by asking some former and current FBI agents their opinion of Comey. I'm sure they'd get an earful.
So to sum up: alleged “professional journalists” who have just spent the past two years dividing Americans and undermining trust in the White House and our election system by blaring at us around the clock that President Trump colluded with Russia and was going to be arrested at any minute – and who are even now promoting the nonsense that he’s guilty of obstructing justice, when all he ever did was complain and think about replacing people he thought were abusing their power (but he didn’t do it and instead cooperated fully) – are now claiming that my daughter doesn’t deserve to hold her job because she allegedly misled them by using one word that wasn’t literally true, depending on your interpretation.
If that’s the standard we hold press secretaries to, then what are the standards for “professional journalists?” Because I think an awful lot of them need to switch to the food service industry.