Dear Media: Stop Saying Sarah Huckabee Sanders ‘Lost Credibility’ — She’s Never Had Any

Following Thursday’s rather disastrous press conference where White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was forced to answer questions concerning Donald Trump’s lies about the Stormy Daniels payout, I’ve seen numerous people question whether or not she’s “lost credibility.”

I’m sorry, but you can’t lose what you never had.

Are there truly people besides Trump supporters (who clearly believe anything that this “president” and his administration say) who actually viewed Sanders as “credible”?

Sarah Huckabee Sanders serves as nothing more than Trump’s own personal “Baghdad Bob.” She’s combative with reporters who ask her simple questions, rarely gives clear answers on much of anything, and often says such absurd things it’s hard to believe that she’s actually the official White House press secretary. 

Of all the things that infuriate me about Trump, his administration, and the way it’s covered, my biggest pet peeve is the unwillingness by so many members of the media to call these people what they are: Liars.

They don’t bend the truth, “twist a few facts,” or simply omit data that doesn’t support their agenda.

No, no, no.

These people lie.

Heck, they don’t simply lie — often Trump just makes things up out of thin air.

To make matters worse, these frauds will lie about something, then lie about their lies. They’ll act like a lie they previously told no longer matters because they’ve told a new one.

For example, the Stormy Daniels scandal.

Initially, Trump denied all of it, including that he ever had an affair with the former adult film star. Then his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, admitted that he facilitated a payment to her, with Trump insisting he knew nothing about the payment. Eventually this all led to Rudy Giuliani’s dumpster fire of an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity where he admitted that Daniels was paid, but that Trump knew nothing about it until recently, despite paying Cohen back.

Yet despite it now being indisputable that Trump paid Daniels for her silence prior to the 2016 election, they’re still denying he ever had an affair with her.

Then why the hell did he pay her $130,000? 

Last I checked, people don’t just fork over $130,000 for someone to be silent about nothing.

And what was Sanders’ response to reporters calling her out for lying about all of this before Giuliani’s interview?

To deny that she had lied, saying that she was simply passing along the “information” she knew at the time. An answer that’s rather bizarre for someone whose job it is to represent an administration.

If she’s not “in the loop” enough to provide accurate, truthful answers to the press — then what good is she and why should anyone believe anything she says?

Well, they shouldn’t, which is my point and the source of my current frustration.

I don’t get why many are acting as if now we shouldn’t view Sanders as credible because she butchered her answers to questions concerning Trump’s dishonesty about the Stormy Daniels payout.

As if prior to all of this she had been honest and credible.

Just like Donald Trump and the rest of his administration, she’s a liar. She always has been and she always will be. If it took the Stormy Daniels controversy for you to finally realize Sarah Huckabee Sanders isn’t someone who should be taken seriously, then you obviously haven’t been paying attention to the asinine lies she’s been telling since the moment Sean Spicer hid in the bushes and she stepped behind that podium.

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Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.