White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders is coming under fire online for backtracking on her prior statements.
Trump announced on Twitter Thursday that John Bolton would replace H.R. McMaster as national security adviser.
But just a week ago, Sanders denied a Washington Post report that Trump planned to remove McMaster from the role.
Just spoke to @POTUS and Gen. H.R. McMaster – contrary to reports they have a good working relationship and there are no changes at the NSC.
— Kayleigh McEnany 45 Archived (@PressSec45) March 16, 2018
“One thing is clear, Sarah Sanders has absolutely no problem with lying,” one user tweeted.
“The only fake news comes from the White House,” another added.
In the Post’s initial report, they explained that a White House spokesperson did not dispute that the president had already made a decision about McMaster, despite Sanders’ denial.
“White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly — who has personally been eager to see McMaster go — has also told White House staff in recent days that Trump had made up his mind about ousting McMaster,” the Post reported.
Earlier Thursday morning, it was Trump himself who was called out on Twitter. Trump’s lead lawyer in the Russia case, John Dowd, resigned on Thursday. But Trump tweeted just 11 days earlier that he was “VERY happy” with the work of his legal team.
See some of the Twitter reactions to McMaster’s replacement below:
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) March 22, 2018
Even after Sanders publicly pushed back on WaPo report on McMaster exit, our sources told us we were correct. Trump had indeed made his decision. He just wasn’t ready to announce it yet — and was mad it had gotten out. https://t.co/NejHjQHuLv
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) March 22, 2018
So Trump waited a few days to fire #McMaster just to dodge the reporting that it was happening? Sanders went out last week and made another hollow statement about no change. Is that unfair criticism of her? When you deceive on small things, hard to trust on anything.
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) March 22, 2018
Hey guys remember that time one week ago when Sarah Sanders wrote 👉Just spoke to @POTUS and Gen. H.R. McMaster – contrary to reports they have a good working relationship and there are no changes at the NSC…… 🤥🤥🤥
— D M a l l o y (@DanMalloy11) March 22, 2018
not even a WEEK ago, sarah huckabee sanders told us mcmaster wasn't going anywhere.
— fooler initiative (@metroadlib) March 22, 2018
I wonder what other Orwellian dissembling Sanders will come up with when a retired McMaster, now freed from any need to save his Army career, starts talking. https://t.co/5x8ZrHEXK9
— Alberto Riva (@Albertoriva) March 22, 2018
But Sarah Sanders said you and McMaster were going strong. Did she….could she have possibly lied?
— Uncouth Marie (@UncouthMarie) March 22, 2018
Re: McMaster: help us all. Trump is a lunatic that just appointed a lunatic in Bolton. Sarah Sanders and Trump are GD liars. Not a day of peace with this Admin. Hold on folks, bumpy ride coming.
— EdieMortonLastella (@edie_lastella) March 22, 2018
Didn't Sarah Sanders say Trump was not going to fire McMaster around 3 whole days ago? The only fake news comes from the WH.
— Michelle (@SoSofieFatale) March 22, 2018
#REMINDER: SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS DENIED REPORTS MCMASTER'S JOB WAS IN JEOPARDY ONE WEEK AGO TODAY…
We knew she was a liar. We know she will always be a liar.
DON'T BELIEVE WHITE HOUSE DENIALS.
Whether about changing legal team…or FIRING MUELLER. https://t.co/2xZ11iuMwJ
— Cyrus Toulabi (@CyrusToulabi) March 22, 2018
6 days later. And now they're going to start blaming him, behind the scenes, for leaking DO NOT CONGRATULATE. You just know it.
Sanders: 'McMaster is a dedicated public servant' https://t.co/8F85ztdb8U
— Mind Your Own Uterus (@komedychik) March 22, 2018