Fresh Lies From Huckabee Sanders: Claims Trump Not "Placing Blame" on Press for Divisive Politics After President Explicitly Blames Press for Divisive Politics

"I'll remind you the very first thing the president did was condemn the attacker and the very first thing the media did was blame the president," Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Monday. (Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP)

Fresh Lies From Huckabee Sanders: Claims Trump Not "Placing Blame" on Press for Divisive Politics After President Explicitly Blames Press for Divisive Politics

"You guys have a huge responsibility to play in the divisive nature of the country," press secretary tells White House reporters

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told a fresh batch of whoppers on Monday, just two days after an anti-semitic gunman murdered eleven worshippers at a synagogue in Pittsburgh and less than 24-hours after the president refused any responsibility for his own rhetoric and behavior while accusing the media once more of being "the true Enemy of the People" and of "causing problems" related to national division and the rise of political hatred.

In the first question of the afternoon press conference, Huckabee Sanders refuted the idea that Trump has played any role whatsoever in increasing violence or hatred and affirmed the president would take no such responsibility:

But even this self-serving claim by the White House's chief spokesperson didn't comport with the timeline of events or the nature of Trump's weekend response to the tragedy in Pittsburgh or last week's series of bomb packages that were sent to many of Trump's political enemies by a man in Florida:

In a subsequent exchange with MSNBC's Hallie Jackson, Huckabee Sanders said that it was the reporters in the room, as opposed to the president, who "have a huge responsibility to play in the divisive nature of the country."

But as CNN White House correspondent Kaitlin Collins noted in a tweet, Huckabee Sanders' claimed didn't even come close to squaring with reality:

Meanwhile, during one of her runaway rants in defense of the president, Huckabee Sanders also let slide the factually untrue statement that Trump won the 2016 presidential with an "overwhelming majority," but Josh Dawsey of the Washington Post was among those to quickly make sure that off-hand remark did not go unchallenged:

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