Sarah Huckabee Sanders took to the podium of the White House press room for the daily briefing on Tuesday, and a stand-up set at the Giggle Spot broke out.
First, there was the question from a reporter:
“Will the president be reading Hillary Clinton's book, and what does he think about the excerpts that have gotten out so far?”
At this point, everyone in the room, including Huckabee Sanders, laughed and laughed because everyone knows that the president can't be bothered to read briefings that are not just half a page of bullet points and some colorful graphics, let alone something so complex as a dang book.
Once she had recovered from her breathless giggling fit, Huckabee Sanders pivoted as she always does: She read an attack on Hillary Clinton from the briefing book she had carried to the podium:
“I think it's sad that after Hillary Clinton ran one of the most negative campaigns in history ...”
HA HA HA HA, now it's my turn to laugh. Trump spent the campaign accusing Clinton's husband of sexual assault and threatening to have her thrown in prison for unspecified crimes, among many, many other debasements. Complaining that his opponent ran “one of the most negative campaigns in history” is such enormous projection, the Curiosity rover could see it.
Sarah, the kettle would like a word with you, the pot, out in its limo.
Huckabee Sanders continued:
“The last chapter of her public life is gonna be now defined by propping up book sales with false and reckless attacks. And I think that's a sad way for her to continue this work.”
Which of the Clinton attacks on Trump are “false and reckless” went unnamed, of course. Was it her rehashing of Trump's accusation that President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower? Because we know Obama did no such thing. Was it her assertion in a recent interview that Trump's inauguration speech spoke to white nationalists? Because there is plenty of evidence that they love the guy.
For pure comedy, Huckabee Sanders can't top her dad. But she sure is trying.
Watch the video below.
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