They say there’s no such thing as a stupid question. Apparently “they” obviously didn’t tell that to White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders because she’s not above brow beating the reporters who try to bait her with questions that insult the President.
Sanders was confronted with comments made by a Republican Senator that was less than flattering to the Commander in Chief. The reporter who brought the subject up in the press conference was quickly shut down by Sander’s curt response.
From Peter Hassan at The Blaze:
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders ripped Republican Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker’s questioning of Trump’s “stability” and “competence” on Thursday, calling Corker’s claim “ridiculous and outrageous.”
Corker, who has been one of the more supportive voices of Trump in the Senate, raised questions about Trump’s competence last week in the wake of the president’s comments on the violence in Charlottesville.
“He recently has not demonstrated that he understands the character of our nation — what has made it great and what it is today. He’s got to demonstrate the characteristics of a president who understands that. Without those things happening, our nation is going to go through great peril,” Corker said of Trump.
“The president has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability, nor some of the competence, that he needs to demonstrate in order for him to be successful — and our nation and our world needs for him to be successful, whether you are Republican or Democrat,” Corker added.
Asked about Corker’s claim at the White House press briefing, Sanders kept her answer brief.
“I think that’s a ridiculous and outrageous claim and doesn’t dignify a response from this podium,” Sanders said.
It’s not clear what response the reporter expected to receive from Sanders, but whatever it was he didn’t get it.
There seems to be a painfully bipartisan crusade to plant doubt in the minds of the American people about the competence of President Trump. The problem with that plan is that the President is doing exactly what he promised to do. There may have been some sort of assumption that he was going to do what other politicians do and water down his follow through, but that’s just not President Trump’s style. When he promised a wall, he didn’t mean a chain link fence, and when he promised to decrease the debt, he didn’t mean he would take a glance at the budget, he meant that he’d overhaul it.
Republicans and Democrats alike are showing a disturbing trend of trying to discredit the President just because they don’t like what he’s doing. That’s not the way this is supposed to go. We, the people elected the President because we believed in his promises, and if the Republicans don’t like it now, that’s tough luck. They’re not allowed to circumvent our decisions now because it doesn’t benefit them.
Washington has tried relentlessly to beat the President down, but he refuses, and their efforts have been met with the opposite result; since he can’t make them happy with a little diplomacy, he’s just going to proceed without consulting those who won’t meet him in the middle.
Maybe that’s what the Senator was referring to, maybe it was something else, but either way, his remarks weren’t taken kindly to by the White House, and he’ll no doubt be feeling that the next time he needs a favor. As will the reporter who brought it up in a press conference.
(Source: The Blaze)