While I’m willing to admit that Sarah Huckabee Sanders is a slightly better White House press secretary than Sean Spicer, that’s really not saying a whole lot. Though I guess it’s a little unfair to be too harsh on either Sanders or Spicer considering being Trump’s press secretary is an unenviable job that I’m not sure why anyone would want it.
The thought of having to get out of bed everyday and defend Trump’s instability, lies, and incompetence seems like an absolute nightmare.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t feel sorry for Sanders, Spicer, or anyone who works for Donald Trump. These people knew what they were getting themselves into when they volunteered to work for and defend this vile human being.
Such as Friday when ABC News’ Jonathan Karl brought up economic advisor Gary Cohn’s comments where he said Trump has to do more to condemn white nationalism, the KKK, Nazis, racism, and bigotry.
Sanders responded by saying Trump’s been “very outspoken in his condemnation of racism and bigotry,” adding that they will be “looking for ways we can do more.”
Karl then began to ask Sanders about whom, specifically, Trump was referring to when he said there were “very fine people” among the white supremacists, the KKK, and Nazis who marched on Charlottesville two weeks ago.
“Sorry, we are really short on time,” Sanders said.
“Who were the very fine people protesting with neo-Nazis in Charlottesville?” Karl asked again. “Who were the very fine people?”
Sanders ignored Karl’s question, quickly moving on to another reporter.
I’m sorry, but that’s a valid question that she should have answered. This wasn’t a random group of people who showed up, some of whom just happened to be members of the KKK or some Nazi organization — this was an event staged by these hate groups. I’m not sure I’ve ever met any “fine people” who’d hear that white nationalists, the KKK, and Nazis were planning a march — then proceed to join them in support.
Even though it’s been a couple of weeks since all that happened, and I’m sure Trump would desperately love for people to stop talking about it, there are still a lot of question he needs to answer concerning some of the things he said about that day. One of those questions being who, exactly, was he referring to when he said there were “fine people” among the white supremacists, the KKK, and Nazis in Charlottesville.
Those were his words, so he needs to defend them.
The fact that Sanders flat-out refused to answer Karl’s question speaks volumes for how indefensible Trump’s comments truly are.
Unfortunately, I don’t think we’ll ever get an answer to Jonathan Karl’s question. Even though I feel, as I’m sure most of the people reading this do as well, that it’s a question Donald Trump most definitely needs to answer.
Watch the exchange below via CNN:
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