Seth Meyers Shows Us What A Real Sarah Huckabee Sanders Press Briefing Should Look Like
“Late Night” host Seth Meyers managed what may seem like the impossible. In a masterfully edited video, Meyers was able to extract “truthful” answers to questions asked of White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Sanders has lost the majority of her credibility when briefing the public. She stands at the podium in the White House press briefing room telling reporters accounts that later prove to be false. She recently insisted that the president had no knowledge of a hush money payment made to Stormy Daniels by Trump’s lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen.
Trump’s newest lawyer and good friend, Rudy Giuliani, contradicted that account, which was confirmed by the president himself. The account prompted reporters in the press briefing room to question Sanders’ truthfulness and access to valid information.
CNN’s Jim Acosta asked Sanders, “You said on March 7 that there was no knowledge of any payment from the president, and he has denied all these allegations. Were you lying to us at the time, or were you in the dark?”
In the edited “Late Night” video, Seth Meyers asked Sanders pointed questions. He asked her, “Secretary Sanders, how do you think the history books will remember the Trump presidency?” To which she replied, “Nothing more than a poorly executed PR stunt.”
Meyers continued, asking Sanders about a variety of characters in the White House orbit. He asks about special counsel Robert Mueller, Don Trump Jr. and Michael Cohen, among many others. Sanders responds to the questions in ways that people would likely believe but that are less than flattering to the president.
Meyers asked questions like, “What do you think the future of this country looks like?” Sanders response, “I don’t know if there will be one by the end of this year.”
Meyers edited interview provides a rare glimpse of what truth from this administration might look like.