White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders accused ABC News reporter Brian Ross of intentionally reporting a false story, but she failed to provide any evidence to back up her accusation.
Sanders made her accusations about Ross during an exchange with CNN reporter Jim Acosta:
I’m not finished! There is a very big difference between making an honest mistake and purposefully misleading the American people, something that happens regularly.
I’m not done. You cannot say that it’s an honest mistake when you are purposefully putting out information that you know to be false. Or when you are taking information that hasn’t been validated, that hasn’t been offered any credibility, that has been continually denied by a number of people.
Acosta asked Sanders to “cite a specific story that you say is intentionally false, that was intentionally put out there to mislead the American people.”
Sanders mentioned an ABC News report by Brian Ross who incorrectly said former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was prepared to testify against President Donald Trump; the report was corrected in a matter of hours.
Later, CNN Host Jake Tapper reminded viewers about all the times the Trump White House has lied (video below):
You might find it hard to believe, but the Trump White House today said it is wrong when people put out information they know to be incorrect in an attempt to mislead the republic.
That’s right, the White House, run by the president who came to political prominence by promoting the lie that the first African-American president was born in Africa, is finding time to take issue with those who mislead people.
“The White House, run by the president who said with no evidence that crowds of American Muslims were seen on TV celebrating in New Jersey after 9/11.
The White House, run by the President who came to political prominence by promoting the lie that the first African-American President was born in Africa, is finding time to take issue with those who, he says, mislead people pic.twitter.com/uaWVB27QIq
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) December 11, 2017
The man who repeated the the ludicrous claim that Ted Cruz’s father had something to do with the Kennedy assassination, and the man who said with no evidence there were 3 to 5 million fraudulent votes for Hillary Clinton.