White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders castigated liberals in a mic-dropping response to a press briefing question about President Trump being corrupt.
Sanders flipped the pro-Democrat narrative in the press questions attempting to implicate Trump in buying political favors, declaring that he “couldn’t be bought” but Hillary Clinton certainly could.
Trump unloaded on New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in a tweet Tuesday after she commented that he should resign due to accusations of sexual harassment. Calling her a “lightweight” and a “flunky” Trump recalled Gillibrand “begging” him for campaign contributions in the past.
Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office “begging” for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump. Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2017
A Republican male attacking a Democrat female sparked all the predictable sexist outrage from the left and set the stage for questions at the White House press briefing.
You cannot silence me or the millions of women who have gotten off the sidelines to speak out about the unfitness and shame you have brought to the Oval Office. https://t.co/UbQZqubXZv
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) December 12, 2017
As Trump had, in fact, donated to Gillibrand’s campaigns in the past, Sanders was asked what he got for his money.
“Access” was her reply, noting that it’s normal for politicians to “carry your water” if you donate as Trump, while a businessman, would have known.
But Sanders scorched the left-wing attempt to attack the president.
“That’s the reason that we have a broken system. That’s the reason that often special interests control our government more than the people do,” she said.
“That’s one of the reasons that this president ran to be president. It’s one of the top reasons that he won and that he’s sitting in the Oval Office today and Hillary Clinton is not — because he couldn’t be bought, and everybody knew that she could. Because they have seen it time and time again,” Sanders added.
Asked if Trump “bought access in a corrupt way,” Sanders didn’t miss a beat.
“He says he knows how the system works. I think it would be disingenuous for anybody not to understand that,” she said. “But at least this president is being honest about the process and his willingness to actually fix it and drain the swamp.”
The press secretary also had a quick response to American Urban Radio Networks’ April Ryan, no fan of Trump’s, who thought the president owed Gillibrand an apology for what she viewed as sexist language in his tweet.
“Reporter” April Ryan asked if Gillibrand was owed an apology for any misunderstanding of the tweet since only the Democrats looked at it as sexual in nature.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders: “I think only if your mind is in the gutter would you have read it that way, so no.” ? pic.twitter.com/E3vdfdpsb7
— Ryan Saavedra ?? (@RealSaavedra) December 12, 2017
“Only if your mind is in the gutter would you have read it that way,” Sanders replied.