The white-victim mentality of Donald Trump’s White House leapt to new heights on Wednesday afternoon once Sarah Huckabee Sanders took to her press podium.
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The notorious liar strolled in, still sans a smokey eye every since Michelle Wolf’s brilliant roast of the current administration, looking tired before she even began to speak. The woman deserves no sympathy considering she sold her soul to the Republican Party for a very ill-defined payout.
Eventually, she got asked the question she knew was coming, as evidenced by an answer so prepared she read most of it from the notes in front of her.
“Has the president spoken to Roseanne Barr… and why did he choose to address the ABC apology instead of the underlying issue of concerns about a racist comment that she tweeted out?” a reporter inquired.
Sanders echoed Trump’s morning tweet storm, making the cancelation of Roseanne all about him.
“The president is simply calling out the media bias,” Sanders began after noting she is not aware of any correspondence between the shamed comedienne and President Tiny Hands.
First, Sanders went into the usual diatribe of Trump’s incredibly meager accomplishments, especially when compared to his predecessor and the last real president, Barack Obama. She touted the unemployment rate, “investment zones” to serve underserved communities, and Trump’s opioid initiative.
For what it’s worth, the “investment zone” is actually called an “opportunity zone,” and is a piece of bipartisan legislation drafted by Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representatives Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and Ron Kind (D-WI). The initiative was inserted into Trump’s tax scam, but was not designed, nor championed by Trump.
Additionally, the website for the initiative itself indicates no zones have been designated of yet, though some nominations have been made. To call this an “action” Trump has taken to better the country is a stretch.
As for Trump’s opioid initiative? Not only has he not discussed the epidemic since March of this year, but most of this “initiative” is a thinly veiled attempt to conflate the opioid epidemic with his ongoing attempts to close the borders from anyone who isn’t white.
She then goes on to discuss the legislation Trump signed this morning, allowing terminally ill patients to try medication not yet approved by the FDA. She pointed out that the bill was ignored by two major news outlets who decided to cover “something else.”
Which is completely different than the time Fox News host tucker Carlson spent his entire show talking about bear sex instead of covering the actual news of the day – the FBI’s raid on Michael Cohen in April of this year.
But it was her final, Trump-indulgent paragraph that really shocked the newsroom:
“Where was Bob Iger’s apology to White House staff for Jemele Hill calling the president and anyone associated with him a “white supremacist”? To Christians around the world for Joy Behar calling Christianity a “mental illness”?
Where was the apology for Kathy Griffin going on a profane rant against the president on The View after a photo showed her holding President Trump’s decapitated head? And where was the apology from Bob Iger for ESPN hiring Keith Olbermann after his numerous expletive-laced tweets attacking the president as a Nazi and even expanding Olbermann’s role after that attack against the president’s family?”
Bob Iger didn’t respond to these comments, but on his behalf:
- Jemele Hill accurately described the president’s white supremacists tendencies after he gave his “both sides” argument regarding the Charlottesville Nazi riots which lead to the death of Heather Heyer
- Joy Behar herself issued a heartfelt apology on national TV for her comments on Christianity
- Kathy Griffin’s decapitated head photo nearly ended her career, and she was fired from every hosting gig she had lined up for the remainder of 2017
- Keith Olbermann… actually, Bob Iger should probably answer to that one (but not for the reasons Sanders listed)
As president, Trump should not be asking on Twitter, or at a press conference by proxy, why he was treated so “unfairly”. Donald Trump spent the entirety of Barack Obama’s presidency questioning his place of birth and his American citizenship, a lie for which he has never apologized. He has also never apologized to Rosie O’Donnell for wave after wave of attacks against her looks.
And, of course, there’s the 20+ women with ongoing sexual assault or harassment claims against him – including the high-profile case against Stephanie “Stormy Daniels” Clifford.
Trump can dish it out, but he can’t take it.
If something isn’t done about this man soon, his thin-skin will get this whole country into a mess of trouble.
Check out the video here:
.@PressSec says she's not aware of any conversation between Trump and Roseanne since her show was canned, then immediately pivots to lecturing the media for being too mean to Trump. Clearly administration officials' fee fees are hurt! (The question was about Roseanne.) pic.twitter.com/EkWTOzgNjs
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 30, 2018