Anderson Cooper on Monday recognized what he believed was the precise point that White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders left “the world of the factual or, even to be generous, the arguable behind.”
The host of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360°” explained why, during her press briefing earlier in the day (her first in 42 days), Sanders was “quite simply not telling the truth” when she claimed “we” Republicans “called it out by name” when Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) made comments defending white nationalism.
It followed a question about whether President Donald Trump really does believe that Democrats “hate Jewish people.” Trump reportedly made the comment to Republican National Committee donors at his Mar-a-Lago golf resort on Friday.
Cooper pointed out that Trump has “never said a word” about King’s white nationalist statements, though Sanders has in the past condemned King’s comments as “abhorrent.” Trump’s record, he noted, includes failure to condemn neo-Nazis for Charlottesville, Virginia, violence.
“The president can be remarkably selective in his criticism,” Anderson said. “However, he paints with a far broader brush when it comes to the Democrats.”
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