Sanders Asked if Trump Makes Conspiracy Theories Easier to Believe, Her Response Shuts the Room Down
Thursday afternoon former President George W. Bush jumped back into the political fray with a speech in New York City than many claimed was critical of President Trump. In it, Bush said:
“We know, deep down, that repression is not the wave of the future. We know that the desire for freedom is not confined to, or owned by, any culture; it is the inborn hope of our humanity. We know that free governments are the only way to ensure that the strong are just and the weak are valued. And we know that when we lose sight of our ideals, it is not democracy that has failed. It is the failure of those charged with preserving and protecting democracy.”
Today during the daily White House Press Briefing a reporter asked about a specific passage from the speech. This was his question:
“On the George W. Bush speech, he said at one point ‘bigotry seems emboldened, our policies seem more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication.’ Does President Trump agree with this assessment? And, if so, what does he see as his role in addressing that?”
Sarah Sanders was quick to respond.
“I think if anybody is pushing a lot of fabricated things right now, I think most of that would be coming from the news media, and we would certainly agree with that sentiment.”
WATCH (Fast Forward to 7:58)