Huckabee Sanders Lies About Obama Quote – Defends ‘Rocket Man’ Speech (TWEETS)

It’s hard to know if Sarah Huckabee Sanders ever regrets anything she says, but she just might be doing this right now because a tweet she posted on Twitter Tuesday morning is blowing up in her face spectacularly.

Specifically, Huckabee Sanders tweeted this dumbstupidness:

By quoting former president Obama, Huckabee Sanders insinuates that he’s suggesting we could wipe out North Korea with all our weaponry, notes Raw Story. 

But that’s not what he’s suggesting. He’s saying the exact opposite.

Here’s Obama’s full quote, from an interview he did last April, with CBS News This Morning: 

“It’s not something that lends itself to an easy solution. We could obviously destroy North Korea with our arsenals. But aside from the humanitarian costs, they are right next door to our vital ally, Republic of Korea.”


Somehow, Huckabee Sanders seems to have omitted that last sentence. Oooops.

And Twitter users were quick to spank her for this, especially Newsweek’s Kurt Eichenwald, who does not suffer fools gladly:


Others followed suit:

That last tweet is relevant when you consider that Trump, in a particularly bellicose mood, addressed the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, encouraging member nations to “embrace their sovereignty,” Raw Story reports.

He announced he would always put the U.S. first and urged other countries to follow his example and put their countries first.

“I will always put America first, just as you should put your countries first.”

He then criticized the country’s human rights record (of course he might want to ask a few people of color about the human rights record of the U.S. I’m sure they’d have something to say about it). He threatened North Korea with annihilation if it continued threatening the U.S. and its allies, saying:

“Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. The United States is ready, willing, and able — but hopefully, this will not be necessary.”

Huckabee Sanders was likely trying to defend her boss, but she was merely following the usual Trump administration shtick: Disarm everyone by taking a quote out of context. Tell untruths whenever possible. Let your minions distract everyone from what you actually said.

Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

Obviously, these Twitter users weren’t so easily fooled.

Featured Image by Donald Trump Speeches and Press Conference via YouTube video. 

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