The White House is clapping back at the mainstream media for continuing to amplify the rhetoric from Democrats refusing to accept the findings in Robert Mueller’s report.
White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley declared that the administration is not about to have a biased and deceptive news media “lecture” on truth-telling, speaking to Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt Monday.
Speaking from the White House lawn as the annual Easter Egg Roll festivities were set to kick off on Monday, Gidley spoke on “Fox & Friends” about the conclusion of the special counsel’s nearly two-year long investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 U.S. election, calling it a “total exoneration” of the president but a major financial “waste” for Americans.
“The media basically accused the president of treason for two and a half years with no proof and no evidence,” Gidley said, remarking on the “witnesses and warrants and wiretaps” that concluded with Mueller finding no evidence of collusion.
“There’s no doubt that there’s some level of excitement and a cloud being lifted but there’s also some righteous indignation and anger, going why did this all start in the first place?” he added.
Earhardt pointed out that Democrats have not stopped their attacks, however, and are still calling for more investigations. as she referred to the war of words between White House press secretary Sarah Sanders and CNN political analyst April Ryan.
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Gidley noted that Sanders could defend herself in a later segment but said the finger-wagging by the leftist press would not be tolerated.
“We as a White House staff are not going to take a lecture in truth-telling from a mainstream media that has been lying about this president for two years. It’s just not going to happen,” Gidley responded. “They have no credibility on this topic.”
Earhardt pressed Gidley on his reaction to California Rep. Maxine Waters, who has escalated her ongoing demand that Trump be impeached, even though no crime was committed while denouncing any of the president’s supporters as not being patriots.
Gidley noted how Waters’ rhetoric has, in fact, been the type to incite violence against White House staffers while apparently attacking Americans who “support free and fair elections” and “the rule of law.”
“A United States president did not work with a foreign power to undermine our election and they’re upset about it,” Gidley slammed Democrats: They should be celebrating the fact that the president was being truthful, that he was being honest with the American people and knew that there was nothing there.”
Gidley called out Rep. Adam Schiff who claimed he had “stone-cold evidence” of collusion but has now followed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s lead in backing away from calls to impeach Trump. He argued that no one is pressing Schiff to retract his claims or to present the evidence he asserted he had.
“Everyone still takes him seriously. I don’t even know how that’s possible,” he said.
Gidley strongly disagreed with Democrats’ clams that Trump is “putting the party before the country.”
“Absolutely not. This president loves the country, he didn’t have to run for president,” he replied, pointing to Trump’s accomplishments in just two years in office as he has “systematically” made changes for the better.
“Even with 93 percent negative news coverage against him and a two-year investigation saying he colluded with Russia. he was still able to do it,” he said. “Imagine what he’s going to be able to do now.”
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