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The most devastating takeaway from former FBI Director James Comey's testimony in a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing that was filled with more devastating takeaways than a Taco Bell drive-thru after last call was Comey's insistence on calling President Donald Trump a liar, which he definitely is.
The White House's first response was to send Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders out to make a statement involving a linguistic paradox that would make Harry Mudd's androids curl up in a ball and weep silently. In a gaggle aboard Air Force One, Sanders told reporters, “I can definitively say the president is not a liar,” and added, "It's frankly insulting that that question would be asked.”
There is, of course, an entire industry devoted to cataloging Trump's lies, but award-winning journalist and News One Now host Roland Martin delivered a scorching rebuttal to Sanders that, while barely scratching the surface, gets the point across beautifully:
Yeah, but that was Sarah Huckabee Sanders actually lying. After the hearing, Trump surrogates were in overdrive in their efforts to dismiss Comey's testimony. So, what does she do? She comes out and says that “Oh, my goodness, the president is not a liar.”
Sarah, really? Really, would you like to hear some lies?
He started the whole issue with, in terms of drove it, the birther issue, okay, saying that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States. That's a lie. He said his father left him one million dollars to start his real estate empire. Trump actually got 40 million dollars. Another lie. He says his casinos in Atlantic City never went bankrupt. Another lie. Trump said thousands of Muslims celebrated in the streets of New Jersey after the 9/11 terrorist attack. Another lie.
He accused Senator Ted Cruz's father of working with Lee Harvey Oswald to assassinate President John F. Kennedy. Another lie. Trump said he won more electoral college votes than any other president since President Ronald Reagan. Another flat-out lie. Donald Trump said the murder rate in the United States is the highest in 45 years. Another damn lie. Donald Trump said he would have won the popular vote if it weren't for three to five million people voting illegally. No evidence whatsoever of that. Another lie.
Donald Trump lied about the number of people at his inauguration. He falsely accused President Barack Obama of wiretapping him and, not only that, Donald Trump also, y'all, after watching Fox and Friends, said President Barack Obama released more than a hundred detainees from Guantanamo Bay. That was such a lie because more than a hundred were released by President George W. Bush.
We have a president who lies, lies, lies, lies, lies! So, James Comey, when he called the president a liar? He wasn't lying.
Martin also called out the second-dumbest shit said by a Trump supporter yesterday, by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI). He told reporters that Trump's weird setup with Comey in the Oval Office was simply Trump not knowing “protocols,” like making sure you hold your left pinkie up while you're obstructing justice.
At least Sanders has the excuse that she works for Trump, so her job is literally to lie for him, but Ryan?
Go get him, Roland:
Sarah Huckabee Sanders will always have a place helping her creepy, racist dad get his books on shelves next to the Survival Seeds at Crate & Bunker, but Paul Ryan is pushing all of his career and reputation chips in on a seven-deuce-offsuit of political gambles. When it inevitably blows back on him like a horse-queef, he's going to have nowhere to go but back to spanking it in the sauna to “Atlas Shrugged” after his P90X workout.