WH Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tried to change the story Gen. Kelly told the press yesterday about comments Rep. Wilson never made after being exposed by the Sun Sentinel as false and then told a reporter it would be inappropriate to debate a 4 star general.
"If you want to get into a debate with a four-star marine general. I think that's highly inappropriate," she scolded.
The reporter brought up the Sun Sentinel video that exposes Gen. Kelly's well-rehearsed smears of Rep. Wilson, asking, "In the speech it doesn't appear that she referenced funding for the FBI building in South Florida. Does General Kelly still stand by the statement that he made yesterday, that he felt she was grandstanding and she was taking credit for funding?"
Sanders replied, "Absolutely. General Kelly said he was stunned that Representative Wilson made comments at a building dedication honoring slain FBI agents about her own actions in Congress, including lobbying former president Obama on legislation."
Sanders then continued to smear the Congresswoman, even though Kelly lied.
She continued, "As General Kelly pointed out, if you're able to make a sacred act like honoring American heroes about yourself, you're an 'empty barrel.' -- As we say in the south, 'all hat - no cattle."
Another reporter asked, "Have you seen the speech?"
"And then you know that most of it her effusively praising these FBI agents and when she was talking about what she did in Congress, she was not talking about getting $20 million. She was talking about naming the building for these FBI agents who she then went on to effusively praise."
"She was also talking about -- "
"And that was the bulk of the speech."
Sanders then changed course and tried to change Gen. Kelly's statements to the press on Thursday.
Sanders said, "She also mentioned that and she also had quite a few comments that day that weren't part of that speech and weren't part of that video that were also witnessed by many people that were there, what General Kelly referenced yesterday."
That was not what Gen. Kelly referenced or said yesterday.
The f**king lies she just told. It's amazing.
"Tell us specifically."
"Huckabee continued twisting the truth, "Exactly what he said, there was a lot of grand standing. He was stunned that she had taken the opportunity to make it about herself."
I'm dumbfounded by these lies, truly.
"Will he come out here and talk about this at some point?"
Sanders, "I think he's addressed it pretty thoroughly, yesterday."
"He was wrong in yesterday in talking about getting the money - before she came into Congress--"
"If you want to go after General Kelly, that's up to you, but I think that that, if you want to get into a debate with a four-star marine general. I think that that's (pause) something highly inappropriate. Go ahead, " Sanders said.
Now according the the Trump administration, the press is not even allowed to question his Chief of Staff when he gives the press misinformation and if you do question him, it's inappropriate because he' s a retired four star general.
Are they f**king kidding me?
I've never been madder at Sarah Huckabee Sanders while watching her today.
The outright rank dishonesty is nauseating.
Gen. Kelly never discussed off hand comments that WERE NOT in Rep. Wilson's dedication the the new FBI building.
Digby is right:
UPDATE: There's always a tweet!