Sarah Sanders: Trump Helped His Son Craft a Misleading Statement Because He's a Good Dad

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Wouldn’t it be funny if instead of an eclipse the moon just fell on top of us and the news would finally, finally stop?


Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:

  • After it was reported that the president was behind Don Jr.’s decision to initially publish a misleading statement about the subject of his meeting with a Russian lawyer, the White House defended it the only way they know how: terribly. “The statement that Don Jr. issued is true. There’s no inaccuracy in the statement,” said press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. “The president weighed in just as any father would based on the limited information that he had.” How sweet, y’all! [Washington Post]
  • The Senate has confirmed Christopher Wray as FBI director. [Washington Post]
  • Congressional Republicans are literally incapable of doing their job. [Washington Post]
  • Relatedly, bipartisan hearings are finally, finally being held in the hopes of stabilizing insurance markets. [The Hill]
  • Paul Ryan has decided that it’s time to build “The Wall.” [The Hill]
  • An update from our sweet Mooch: “I’m working on being the best person I can be, and I want chief of staff Kelly to have an unbelievable opportunity inside the White House.” [New York]

Here are some tweets the President was allowed to publish:


Ellie is a freelance writer and former senior writer at Jezebel. She is pursuing a master's degree in science journalism at Columbia University in the fall.


hockygrrl4 Agent of Chaos

Things my dad taught me:

How to throw a split finger knuckle ball.

How to tie dozens of fancy ass knots and all of the parts of a ship.

How to change a tire, the oil and other car related things.

How to make ribs that would make a fight break out for the last one. (It involves boiling them in beer first)

That being honest is more important than being right most of the time and if you can’t be both at the same time, you have to pick being honest and move on.

This, Sarah was a good man. What you work for is neither of those particular words in any order.