White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders roasted Sen. Jeff Flake’s rant before the US Senate on Wednesday, calling the anti-Trump lawmaker’s speech a desperate attempt to gain national “attention.”
Sanders was speaking with reporters during the daily White House press briefing when she was asked to comment on Senator Jeff Flake’s bizarre address on the Senate floor, where he claimed the President was giving comfort to “dictators” around the world.
“Not only has the past year seen an American president borrow despotic language to refer to the free press, but it seems he has in turn inspired dictators and authoritarians with his own language. This is reprehensible,” Flake told his colleagues.
Press Sec. Sanders responds to Sen. Flake criticism of Pres. Trump: "We welcome access to the media every day," and saying White House is anything but open to the press is "utterly ridiculous." pic.twitter.com/UxeBllE68y
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“I found it quite interesting that he is coming out to attack this President considering he’s the one that was recently defending an actually oppressive regime. He went to Cuba a few weeks ago and served as a mouthpiece for the oppressive Cuban government,” said Sanders.
“He’s not criticizing the President because he’s against oppression. He’s criticizing the President because he has terrible poll numbers. He is looking for some attention. I think it’s unfortunate,” she added.