President Trump offered a tremendous tribute Tuesday night to Sarah Sanders, a woman who has been unfairly maligned and whose family has been attacked because of her role as a spokeswoman for the White House.
I’ve covered many presidents and dealt with many press secretaries. Every reporter knows and accepts that the job of a press secretary is to put the best face on events for the president. To that end, they ALL make statements that are misleading. They have to. They omit certain facts, offer up information intended to make people think something is true that is not quite right, and exaggerate.
They all do it. But not all of them have had to testify before a prosecutor about their statements.
But under Sander, the press suddenly decided that it needed absolute gospel truth from a press secretary, and shamefully tagged her as a liar. She at one point, as she admitted to special prosecutor Robert Mueller, exaggerated the opposition to James Comey in the FBI. For that, reporters are seeking to eternally brand her a liar.
I hope they were all able to keep their doctor if they liked their doctor and keep their insurance if they liked their insurance under Obamacare. I hope so.