Sarah Huckabee Sanders, as you might surmise from her name, is the daughter of former Arkansas governor and three-time Republican primary loser, Mike Huckabee. She is now Donald Trump’s Deputy White House Press Secretary because, presumably, Trump couldn’t find anyone else to fill the role. Yesterday and this morning — with Kellyanne Conway largely sidelined because she has lost trust with the media — Huckabee Sanders became the latest Trump advisor to be fed to the wolves, and boy, it did not go well, Huckabee Sanders was put in the unenviable task of having to defend Donald Trump’s lunatic ramblings about Obama wire tapping his phone.
Announcer (V.O.): The role of Kellyanne Conway will now be played by Sarah Huckabee-Sanders. pic.twitter.com/vCWdfjtRfH— Martin Moakler (@martinmoakler) March 6, 2017
Yesterday morning, they threw her straight into the fire, forcing her to be interviewed by Martha Raddatz, who “schooled” her by basically asking Huckabee Sanders to stop saying “if this happened,” when the President said it did happen.
In that same interview — while Huckabee Sanders continued to claim that Obama’s actions constituted a major threat to democracy (even though Obama did nothing, and the “fact” upon which Huckabee Sanders makes the claim is a tweet by Trump based on no evidence) — Huckabee Sanders was eventually backed into a corner. “I’ll let the President speak for himself,” she said.
“But you’re his spokesperson!?” Martha Raddatz shot back.
This morning an exasperated George Stephanopoulos had to repeatedly interrupt Huckabee Sanders to remind her that none of what she is saying is true and that there is no evidence to back any of it up. At a certain point, Huckabee Sanders talked herself into so many circles that I have no idea what Huckabee Sanders is even arguing anymore. Eventually, Stephanopoulos just asks, “Did Trump maybe, you know, ask someone within the FBI, the DOJ, or the intelligence agencies if this was true?” Because that’s something that, you know, the President of the United States can just do. Huckabee Sanders is like, ” ¯\_(ツ)_/¯”
Savannah Guthrie attempted to throw Huckabee Sanders a bone, and Huckabee Sanders still couldn’t give a straight answer.
Kellyanne Conway, watching Sarah Huckabee Sanders trying to defend Trump's illegal wiretap accusation this morning. pic.twitter.com/QBl9S81HIu— Ken Fitzgerald (@loudlong) March 5, 2017
Then Guthrie is like “Why are you asking for an investigation into something the President says he know happened? If Trump knew it happened, just offer up the evidence and, I guess, lock up Obama.”
Kellyanne Conway, basically: