The Trump administration is masterfully exposing the mainstream media’s latent bias and myriad double standards that have surfaced in the wake of the Obama wiretapping scandal. Deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders proved this to be true during an explosive appearance on ABC’s “This Week” with Martha Raddatz.
A visibly distressed Raddatz wasted no time in framing the narrative surrounding Trump’s wiretapping allegations: “These are extremely serious charges the president is making. Where is he getting this information?” she asked.
In response, Huckabee Sanders gleefully pointed out that although ABC tried to blame “conservative media” for exclusively reporting on the matter, both The New York Times and the BBC also reported on “the potential of this having had happened.”
“I think the bigger thing is, let’s find out. Let’s have an investigation,” Huckabee Sanders continued. “If they’re going to investigate Russia ties, let’s include this as part of it.”
Raddatz argued that Trump linked to Breitbart to verify his claim, which in turn linked to a New York Times piece that “doesn’t say anything definitive,” so he cannot definitively state that Obama was wiretapping his communications. Huckabee Sanders fired back by noting that the media finally got its wish.
“You guys are always telling us to take the media seriously – well, we are today,” she said. “If this happened, if this is accurate, this is the biggest overreach and the biggest scandal.”
Later in the interview, Raddatz tried to throw Trump’s claims under the bus by pointing out that he was citing anonymous sources, but she only succeeded in walking directly into a trap.
“I love how anonymous sources don’t count when it’s something that’s positive in this administration and against the former one,” Huckabee Sanders said, undoubtedly referring to the countless unnamed sources that have been cited to tie the Trump administration to Russia. “You guys use anonymous sources every single day.”
Watch the interview below: