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July 23, 2018
Trump Spox Hits Mueller ‘Hoax’, Iran and Media
By 1600 Staff
White House Press Secretary had sharp words when a reporter asked her this morning if President Trump’s Iran tweet was meant to shift focus away from Russia.
To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!
Press secretary Sarah Sanders took questions outside the White House Monday, including one from a reporter who asked if the president was trying to “change the subject” from Russia to Iran. Sanders said bluntly that Trump can focus on two things at once, unlike the media.
“I think the president has the ability, unlike a lot of those in the media, to actually focus on more than one issue at a time,” Sanders quipped, “and certainly we know the media’s obsessed with speaking about all Russia, all the time, but the president’s focused on a lot of things that are taking place across the globe, and Iran is one of them and it’s been something we’ve talked about since we first came into this administration.”
Sanders continued, “The president’s responding to Iran and he’s not going to allow them to continue to make threats against America. If anybody is inciting anything, look no further than to Iran.”
Press Secretary Sanders made the rounds Monday to hit the Mueller investigation in the wake of the Department of Justice’s release of the redacted FISA applications that exposed the Spygate scandal. The documents confirmed that the president was spied on by his own government through September, 2017, using “salacious and false” Clinton campaign research as the evidence. Sanders also conveyed the president’s resolve on Iran, saying that the United States would no longer tolerate threats from them. The media’s focus on Russia, and the conspiracy theories surrounding collusion, cloud the administration’s ability to to address more pressing issues, and the Press Secretary conveyed the president’s frustration with that fact.