During the White House briefing Tuesday, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders fielded a barrage of questions about the president’s official response to news that former campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos had pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI.
Sanders doubled down on President Trump’s tweets that were dispatched this morning, insisting that Papadopoulos’ transgressions had nothing to do with the administration.
“I think Papadopoulos is an example of actually somebody doing the wrong ting, while the president’s campaign did the right thing,” said Sanders. “All of his emails were provided to the special counsel by the campaign. And that is what led to the process and place that we’re in now, is the campaign fully cooperating. What Papadopoulos did was lie, and that’s on him, not on the campaign.”
The Internet took note of the growing effort to keep the disgraced Trump adviser as far away from the White House as possible.
Sarah Sanders calls Papadopolous “a volunteer member of an advisory council that literally met one time”
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) October 30, 2017
WH’s Sanders says Papadopolous had “extremely limited” role in campaign
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) October 30, 2017
Sanders’ Papadopolous rebuttal distilled: Trump cared so little about policy & governance that he briefly met with his FP advisors only once
— Ned Price (@nedprice) October 30, 2017
When pressed on Papadopolous, Sanders unleashes Clinton Campaign and DNC payments to Fusion GPS attacks
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) October 30, 2017
Sarah Sanders says ‘most Americans’ don’t care that the campaign manager for the US President* was arrested on conspiracy charges, etc.??’?????
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) October 31, 2017