I’d feel sorry for people like Sean Spicer or Sarah Huckabee Sanders, but they volunteered to be Trump’s version of “Baghdad Bob,” so that’s entirely on them.
Still, why anyone would want the job as Trump’s White House press secretary is beyond me. To have to spend most of your days answering for the comments and behavior of this “president” has to be an absolute nightmare. It’s incredibly difficult to come up with excuses for behavior that’s inexcusable, which is why we’ve heard so many outrageous and ridiculous comments from both Spicer and now Sanders since Trump was sworn into office.
For instance, the outright bizarre answer Sanders gave when White House reporter Cecilla Vega asked, “If you think it’s fair to investigate Al Franken and the allegation made by his accuser is it also fair to investigate this president and the allegations of sexual misconduct made against him by more than a dozen women?”
“Look, I think that this was covered pretty extensively during the campaign,” Sanders replied. “We addressed it then and the American people, I think, spoke very loud and clear when they elected this president.”
“How is this different?” Vega pressed.
“I think in one case specifically Senator Franken has admitted wrongdoing and the president hasn’t. I think that’s a very clear distinction,” Sanders answered.
So, according to her “logic,” investigations should only occur if someone admits to some sort of wrongdoing?
That — doesn’t make any sense.
Just because someone doesn’t want to admit the truth about something doesn’t mean accusations shouldn’t be investigated. Far more often than not a person accused of something extremely negative, especially a crime such as sexual assault, will deny those allegations are true.
Furthermore, considering Franken admitted what the woman said was true, apologized for it, and she accepted the apology — what’s there to investigate? She publicly said what happened, he admitted his faults for behaving that way, and she accepted his apology. So what are they going to investigate, exactly? You typically don’t investigate situations where both the accuser and accused admit that a story is true. At least not unless you think both might be lying to cover something else up — which wouldn’t apply to this situation.
Donald Trump being a revolting scumbag who lies faster than he can be fact checked doesn’t mean that there shouldn’t be congressional investigations into the 16 women who’ve alleged that he sexually harassed and/or assaulted them.
Sadly, while idiotic comments such as these should be shocking, based on the behavior of Donald Trump and this administration — they’re not. It’s just another day in the constant raging dumpster fire known as the 45th “president” and his administration.
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