Sanders released a video in which she dismissed a report in The Atlantic last week (which has since been corroborated by multiple other media outlets, including Fox News) that alleged Trump had during a 2018 visit to France described Americans killed in World War I as “suckers” and “losers.” Trump denies making the comments.
In the 44-second clip shared Sunday, Sanders claimed Trump — who has repeatedly denigrated U.S. war heroes and veterans ― “has the greatest respect for the men and women of our armed forces.”
“That story couldn’t be further from the truth,” Sanders said of The Atlantic report. “This is a president that loves our country and will do anything to fight to protect it.” In the caption for her video, below, Sanders described the claims about Trump as “disgusting.”
Critics hit back by reminding Sanders of the lies she told on behalf of Trump, most notably when as White House deputy press secretary she claimed to journalists in May 2017 that “countless members of the FBI” did not support former FBI Director James Comey, who had been fired the previous day.
Sanders later confessed to investigators from former special counsel Robert Mueller’s office that the claim was “not founded on anything.”
Sarah Sanders admitted to the FBI that she lied to the public when she was White House deputy press secretary.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 7, 2020
If you want us to believe you now, why did you lie to is so often before? Sorry. Credibility doesn’t work that way.
— John Sipher (@john_sipher) September 7, 2020
You’re a liar, Sarah. No one believes a word you say.
— Cheri Jacobus (@CheriJacobus) September 7, 2020
You lie. A lot. No one cares what you say.
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) September 7, 2020
The good thing about having no credibility is that you also have none to lose. She can lie with impunity. Her “career” is built on being the daughter of a Governor and the sycophant to the worst President in history. https://t.co/PHkfyxF5OR
— (((Howard Forman))) (@thehowie) September 7, 2020
Sarah, the only thing you will be known for is lying. You have disgraced your reputation and will forever be considered an embarrassment.
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) September 7, 2020