White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders falsely claimed that CNN blamed President Donald Trump immediately for the mail bomb at their New York City office.
Sanders was addressing reporters outside the White House when she falsely claimed that Trump has “condemned violence in all forms… since day one.”
In reality, the president has called for protestors to be beaten, praised Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte of Montana for assaulting reporter Ben Jacobs, and has said the media is “the enemy of the people”
Sanders also falsely claimed that CNN immediately blamed the president for the bomb threat against their New York City office:
Yesterday, the very first thing that the president did was come out and condemn the violence. The very first thing your network did was come out and accuse the president of being responsible for it.
CNN anchor Jim Sciutto called out Sanders for her lie on the air:
What the press secretary of the White House said there is not true. We reported the news, in fact. And Poppy and I can attest to that because we were on the air live reporting the news as it happened.
(Source: CNN via YouTube)