White House joke-of-the-Day

Here you will find a BBC News page on this item. I will content myself with a quote and a comment on one of the pictures.

Here’s the quote, emphasis mine as always:

He said his onetime foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos was a “low level volunteer” and “liar“. Mr Trump once called him an “excellent guy“.

Now click on the hotlink above and scroll down to the third image. Here you will find these words:

Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders¬†¬† …

and the photo caption …

White House: “Today’s announcement has nothing to do with the president”

while standing beside the American flag, presumably in the White House press briefing room, behind a White House presentation desk, in front of a White House logo on the wall.

Methinks she doth deny too much.

Now for the dumb questions:

  • If the White House press secretary has to say any of this in this setting, does it look just a bit like (desperate) damage control?
  • How many of Trump’s former helpers have turned, and will turn, from excellent guy to liar?

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