White House press secretary Sarah Sanders snapped back at the press corps on Tuesday, saying that her credibility was higher than theirs.
“I don’t know how many times I have to address this, but I work every single day to give you accurate and up to date information. I’m going to continue to do that,” said Sanders during the press briefing. “Frankly, I think my credibility is probably higher than the media’s and I think that, in large part, that’s because you guys spend more of your time focused on attacking the president instead of reporting the news.
“I think if you spent a little bit more time reporting the news instead of trying to tear me down, you might actually see we’re working hard to trying to provide you good information and that same good information to the American people,” she added.
During the briefing, reporters spent a second day grilling Sanders over inconsistencies in her past statements, specifically when she told them last year that Donald Trump had no previous involvement in drafting his son’s response to a meeting in Trump Tower between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer. In a letter to the special counsel, the president’s legal team now concede that he did dictate the response.
As she did Monday, Sanders said she could not comment on any issues related to the special counsel, even when those issues directly contradict her past assertions to the group. At various points, Sanders repeated that it was always her goal to be “honest” and deliver the most accurate information she could.