Chris Wallace starts interview shaming Trump for his Omar video; Sarah Sanders mops the floor with him

Fox News anchor Chris Wallace tried to deflect the outrage being directed at Ilhan Omar to President Trump on Sunday. It was a lame and pointless attempt.

Wallace is growing weak and excessively sensitive in his years. As he interviewed White House Press Secretary Sarah Sander this morning he confessed that he did not feel “comfortable” playing more than a few seconds of the “horrible” 9/11 snippets that President Trump had tweeted a couple of days ago.

He said, “That was the only five seconds (actually four seconds, Chris) we felt comfortable showing you.

“It goes on in a much worse way of her seeming … no question about it … to minimize 9/11 … and the horrible images from 9/11,” anti-Trump Wallace whimpered.

Now to be clear, the footage in the President’s 43-second tweet was iconic, historic, and still maddening for those of us with beating American hearts. But gory or nauseating imagery was not there.

Wallace has been a newsman for 55 years, so it’s difficult to square that background with his squirminess in trying to characterize the tweet’s media as too horrible to play on a news show.

“Why is the President comfortable with putting out horrible images like that?” he asked Sanders.

“Secondly, does he worry at all about inciting violence against Muslims in general or Ilhan Omar in specific?”

Sanders held her ground and fired back. But first, here is the President’s tweet in question for you to judge for yourself if Wallace has a pot to pee in …

“Certainly nothing could be further from the truth,” Sanders replied.

“The President’s not trying to incite violence against anybody. He’s actually speaking out against it.

“The question is,” Sanders continued, “why isn’t the congresswoman, why is she brushing this off dismissively?

“She continues to make anti-Semitic comments over and over again. Democrats refuse to call her out for it. If she continues to do it, the President will continue to call her out … call her out by name. He’s not going to be ashamed, nor should he be.

“The only shame I see in this is that Democrats and others aren’t standing up and taking the same hard-line that the President is.”

Sanders went on to point out: “That was one of the most horrific moments in American history, and for her to talk about it in such a dismissive way is frankly disgusting and abhorrent. I’m glad the President is calling her out and holding her accountable for it.”

Video from Fox News

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