There’s no amount of money on Earth anyone could pay me to be the White House Press Secretary for the Trump administration. I couldn’t imagine living my life knowing that my job was to stand in front of professional reporters and make ridiculous excuses for the comments and behavior of this “president.”
It takes a special kind of soulless person without even an ounce of self respect to stand behind that podium and make excuses for the horrible behavior, comments, and outrageous hypocrisies of Trump.
And Sarah Huckabee Sanders is just that type of person.
Like on Monday when, as most people would expect her to, she defended Trump’s use of a racial slur against Native Americans while at an event honoring Native Americans.
During an exchange with the White House press corps, Sanders made a fool out of herself by — as a white woman — claiming that she doesn’t think Trump using the term “Pocahontas” is derogatory toward Native Americans.
“Why is it appropriate for the president to use the racial slur in any context?” MSNBC’s Kristen Welker asked.
“I don’t think it is appropriate for him to use a racial slur or anyone else,” Sanders replied.
Welker then pointed out how many people have viewed his use of the word as a racial slur against Native Americans.
“Like I said, I don’t think it is,” Sanders shot back. “And I don’t think — that was certainly not the president’s intent.”
“Does he see political value in calling people out racially? Why use that term?” Why use that term?,” Welker pressed.
That’s when Sanders tried to claim that it’s Warren who’s been the offensive one by claiming that she’s part Native American.
Yes, Warren is the “offensive one” because she’s claimed she’s part Native American based on stories from her family. Is she part Native American? Based on fact checkers, it’s nearly impossible to say and incredibly difficult to prove. Still, for anyone to call Warren “offensive’ by citing family stories to claim she has Native American heritage is just absurd.
Maybe she is, maybe she isn’t. Nevertheless, that doesn’t excuse Trump throwing around a blatantly racist term to insult her just because he’s an unhinged buffoon who seems to find it acceptable for a “president” to act like a 6th grade bully picking on people he doesn’t like.
It doesn’t matter if Sanders doesn’t find the term offensive or racist — it is.
But this is what Trump and his supporters always do. Whenever he’s done something they can’t defend or make any sort of rational excuses for, they try to flip things around and make the story about someone else.
The Trump administration motto: Deflect and distract from how absolutely terrible he is.
Watch her comments below via CNN: