Last night CBS News reported that White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is planning to resign. She immediately and angrily denied it on Twitter, but based on her consistent track record of lying, there was no reason to believe her denial. Today she took the podium in the White House briefing room and proceeded to melt down when she was asked a question she didn’t like about Donald Trump’s policy of separating undocumented immigrants from their children.
Earlier today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke publicly and asserted that the Trump administration was somehow doing God’s work by splitting up immigrant families. CNN reporter Jim Acosta asked Sarah Huckabee Sanders about Sessions’s remarks. She quickly became hostile, insisting that “It is very biblical to enforce the law.” Acosta continued to push her on the matter, prompting her to snap.
After Huckabee Sanders made her comment about Sessions and immigrants and the Bible, she then insisted that she wasn’t going to comment on it. She then launched into an angry tirade, saying “I know it’s hard for you to understand even short sentences,” and then she continued lambasting Acosta and ranting at him as he tried to get her to clarify her remarks.
Another reporter, Brian Karem, then proceeded to ask Sarah Huckabee Sanders how she, as a parent herself, could have such a lack of empathy for what Donald Trump is doing to immigrant children. She then got into a confrontation with him, demanding that he “settle down.” So much for her attempts at convincing us she doesn’t have one foot out the door.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report