Trump says his spokespeople can’t be accurate all the time. Obama’s press secretary’s response is perfect.

On Friday, President Trump tried to make excuses for his spokespeople lying at the podium. But Josh Earnest won’t let him.

Among other insane tweets fired off on Friday morning, President Trump blasted the media for haranguing official White House spokespeople Sean Spicer and Sarah Huckabee Sanders for repeatedly contradicting the truth while speaking on behalf of the White House. He then threatened to cease all future press briefings altogether and hand out written statements in their place:

Josh Earnest, who served as press secretary for former President Barack Obama, rightly pointed out on his own verified Twitter account that if President Trump was truly committed to truth-telling and transparency, it shouldn’t be too hard to find official White House spokespeople who will do the same:

Earlier this week, when Huckabee Sanders was filling in for White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, the deputy press officer misspoke when talking about how President Trump had lost confidence in FBI Director James Comey over “several months.” However, shortly after those comments, video surfaced of Trump saying in April that he had confidence in Comey:

And of course, Sean Spicer himself has been caught in multiple lies. One of the more recent whoppers Spicer told was that President Trump’s trust document “hasn’t changed,” despite a viral report from ProPublica reporting that Trump was listed as the sole beneficiary of the blind trust containing his business assets, and that it was amended to state specifically that he could withdraw cash from the trust at any time, without having to disclose anything to the public.

 

Jamie Green is a contributor for the Resistance Report covering the Trump administration, and lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.