White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed President Donald Trump has “done more for bipartisanship” in the last week than President Obama did in eight years.
Asked about Trump’s upcoming meeting with Democratic leaders, Sanders touted the president as someone who “would bring people from both sides of the table together to have a conversation.”
“This president has done more for bipartisanship in the last eight days than Obama did in eight years,” Sanders claimed.
Sarah Sanders dishing out whoppers. https://t.co/v8G1ExGpV4
— Matt K (@dcdaddysWT) September 13, 2017
Sanders was asked what she based that wild claim on.
“I’m basing that on the fact he’s actually willing to sit down with members of the opposite party, something that President Obama rarely did and certainly didn’t listen to members of the opposite party,” she said.
“I can’t think of a single time where he made a deal with anyone from the opposite side, from beyond the Democrat Party. This president is committed to do that. He hasn’t just done it once, he’s continuing to do that.”
As the New York Times’ Glenn Thrush pointed out, that is wildly untrue.
Except for the 3-4 years where he totally did. Grand bargain, health care, stimulus. You can't rewrite history. https://t.co/B4aInMm2c7
— Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) September 13, 2017