White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday claimed that she’s more honest and trustworthy than reporters.
During Tuesday’s daily press briefing, reporters spent a second day grilling Sanders over inconsistencies in her past statements that President Trump did not dictate his son’s statement about the Trump Tower meeting.
Last August, Sanders confirmed that President Trump had no previous involvement in drafting his son’s response to a meeting in a 2016 Trump Tower between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer they’d been told could offer dirt on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. However, in a letter to the special counsel, the president’s legal team now concedes that the president did dictate the response.
“I think you all know I’m an honest person who works extremely hard to provide you with accurate information at all times,” Sanders told reporters.
“Frankly I think my credibility is probably higher than the media’s and I think in large part that’s because you guys spend more of your time focused on attacking the president than reporting the news,” she said.
“I think if you spent a little bit more time reporting the news instead of trying to tear me down, you might actually see we’re working hard to trying to provide you good information and that same good information to the American people,” she added.
"I think you all know I'm an honest person, who works extremely hard to provide you with accurate information," Press Sec. Sanders says when pressed on conflicting comments between her and Pres. Trump's lawyers over whether the president dictated Trump Tower statement. pic.twitter.com/5yQbxWnToh
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