After Donald Trump’s disastrous State of the Union address last night, the president’s team is going to be spending the rest of the week scrambling to do damage control. And as usual, Trump sent out his White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, to clean up some of his mess this morning. Unfortunately for Trump, it did not go as planned.
In an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Wednesday morning, Huckabee Sanders got completely owned when Cuomo called Trump and his administration out on his views on immigration. During the tense interview, Cuomo brutally questioned Huckabee Sanders about what Trump’s real purpose was for putting an end America’s family reunification immigration program — a policy that has been around for decades.
Bringing up the comments Trump made in his State of the Union address, Cuomo blasted Trump for lying and stating that the policy allows immigrants to bring into the country an unlimited amount of family members. He said:
The idea, what the president said last night, somebody can bring in as many people as they want. It’s just not true. It’s not true in the facts, not true in reality.”
Perhaps Trump should have had Kellyanne Conway handle this interview, because Huckabee Sanders started to crumble quickly. She fumbled while trying to defend Trump, saying that Trump was only trying to strengthen security. Cuomo fired back and brought up Trump’s horrendous comments about not wanting immigrants from “s-hole countries,” using Trump’s own words to completely throw her off. He said:
He wants people to come to the country but not those certain s-hole countries. He wants them rich and white. That’s not America.”
Huckabee Sanders nearly exploded on air trying to respond to that one, and lied her a** off trying to recover. Her best response was that Trump was “colorblind” — which is perhaps the most hilariously untrue statement she’s ever made in her time in the White House.
You can watch things get uncomfortable for Huckabee Sanders below:
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