Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders spoke with ABC’s “The View” to talk about her new book, “Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House“, which was released Tuesday.
During the interview, however, Sanders was pressed over the violence and riots which is occurring in Democratic run cities, and she fired back after the show, posting a clip of the segment saying, “No surprise The View tried to cut me off when I started exposing the pattern of unchecked mob violence in Democrat-run cities.”
Co-host Sunny Hostin recited a Democratic talking point, telling Sanders in part, “This is not Joe Biden’s America, this is Trump’s America; this is happening under your president’s watch”.
The former White House press secretary responded, though the ladies at “The View” appeared to cut her off.
“In Democrat run cities,” Sanders pointed out to Hostin. “Every place that you see these major incidences, these riots, is in Democrat-led cities. And it’s not like they just became Democrat-led cities, they’ve been Democrat-run for decades. The worse places we have these problems are where Democrats have been allowed to lead. We’re finally starting to clean this mess up, starting to make things better.”
“This a president who has empowered the African American community. He’s done more than his predecessors. We have the lowest unemployment for Black Americans, historic funding for HBCU’s, opportunity zones, criminal justice reform,” she added, while the ladies at The View could be heard huffing over Sanders’ remarks. Video Below
Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ comments:
No surprise @TheView tried to cut me off when I started exposing the pattern of unchecked mob violence in Democrat-run cities…
— Sarah Huckabee Sanders (@SarahHuckabee) September 8, 2020
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