Murphy Brown Crashes Sarah Huckabee Sanders Press Conference to Ask ‘Why Do You Lie?’ (Video)

Revived CBS series continues taking it to Trump White House

Last Updated: October 5, 2018 @ 7:03 AM

“Murphy Brown” isn’t playing games when it comes to politics. The revived CBS sitcom took on the Trump Administration Thursday from inside the president’s own home, crashing a Sarah Huckabee Sanders White House press conference.

The titular character, played by Candice Bergen, snuck into a fake version of the regular briefing and Q&A to ask Sanders one simple question: “Why do you lie?”

It didn’t go over well.

“If you really want to talk about what’s inappropriate, how about the way that you do your job?” Brown asked Sanders, who was played by a combination of voiceover and clever edits from a real media event. “The role of the White House press secretary is to create transparency in the government and tell the American people the truth, but that’s not what happens in this room.”

“Whether it’s about a meeting with Russians in Trump Tower or a made-up mandate that requires separation between parents and children at the border, it all comes down to the same thing. So here’s my question: Why do you lie?”

“I think that’s an absolutely ridiculous question,” Sanders says.

Brown then tries to stage a mass media-member walkout. It doesn’t take.

Watch the video above.

“Murphy Brown” airs Thursdays at 9:30/8:30c on CBS.