CNN chief media correspondent Brian Stelter charged on Easter Sunday the White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has “zero credibility,” before asking, “Why does she still have a job?”
Stelter’s words perfectly echoing what CNN analyst April Ryan said last week when she declared Sanders “out-and-out lied, and the people, the American people can’t trust her,” before she too questioned Sanders’ credibility.
This coming as she called for the “lopping” off of Sanders’ head.
“When there was a lack of credibility there, you have to start and start lopping the heads off,” Ryan said. “It’s fire me Thursday or fire me Good Friday. She needs to go.”
And while her network colleagues have rallied around Ryan for the violent rhetoric, trying to keep the focus on Sanders, the president’s spokesperson did not mince her words when responding Monday morning on “Fox & Friends.”
“I have had reporters say a lot of things about me,” Sanders said. “They said I should be choked. They said I should deserve a lifetime of harassment, but certainly never had somebody say that I should be decapitated. This takes this to a new low even for the liberal media.”
She slighted Ryan in making what many outside the anti-Trump media might agree is an accurate assessment.
“I think it just once again proves why this journalist is not taken seriously,” she said.
As Sanders does so well, she summed up what she believes is really at play here.
“I think our team needs to remain focused on how we keep pushing those things that actually help Americans and not engage in these petty fights with journalists, simply that again shouldn’t be taken seriously,” she continued.
“I don’t think are taken seriously, and are just looking for a couple more minutes on TV. And frankly, I feel sorry for them because they have lost the collusion battle. And now they’re looking for anything they can hang on to keep this story alive, and frankly I think it’s time to move on, I think the country is ready to, they have been for the last two and a half years.”
At issue was a comment Sanders made last year saying that a large number of FBI officials where “grateful” that President Trump fired disgraced FBI director James Comey.
The redacted version of special counsel Rober Mueller’s report released on Thursday showed that in interviews with them, Sanders said: “her statement in a separate press interview that rank-and-file FBI agents had lost confidence in Comey was a comment she made ‘in the heat of the moment’ that was not founded on anything.”
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