Analysis: Why Sarah Sanders' 'can't guarantee' answer matters

On Tuesday, after an extended break from the “daily” press briefing, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders took questions from the media. And as you might expect, lots of those questions centered on the allegations made by Omarosa — who, if we’re being honest, doesn’t need her full name for everyone to know who she is — that she is aware of an audio tape of Donald Trump using a racial slur.


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CNN's Jim Acosta Challenges Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Then Makes a Quick Exit

  1. CNN’s Jim Acosta Challenges Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Then Makes a Quick Exit  New York Times
  2. White House refuses to say media is not ‘enemy of the people’  Yahoo News
  3. Sarah Huckabee Sanders was unhappy. So she called the press the enemy of the people.  Washington Post
  4. Sarah Sanders blasts the Trump-hating media and exposes their blatant bias  Fox News
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Sarah Sanders presents the official White House policy: The media is the enemy of the people

  1. Sarah Sanders presents the official White House policy: The media is the enemy of the people  Washington Post
  2. White House refuses to say media is not ‘enemy of the people’  Yahoo News
  3. President Trump’s spokeswoman declines to say if press is ‘enemy of the people’ during combative briefing  USA TODAY
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Sarah Sanders lashes out at media abuse in fiery clash with CNN's Acosta

  1. Sarah Sanders lashes out at media abuse in fiery clash with CNN’s Acosta  Fox News
  2. President Trump’s spokeswoman declines to say if press is ‘enemy of the people’ during combative briefing  USA TODAY
  3. Sarah Sanders Won’t Tell CNN’s Jim Acosta He’s Not The Enemy  Deadline
  4. What Trump is doing to America is not normal  CNN
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Sarah Sanders fires back at CNN for criticism of her bin Laden phone anecdote

  1. Sarah Sanders fires back at CNN for criticism of her bin Laden phone anecdote  Washington Examiner
  2. Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sarah Sanders  Whitehouse.gov (press release)
  3. Sarah Huckabee Sanders uses a debunked story to blame the media for damaging the hunt for bin Laden  Washington Post
  4. He was talking about being carded: Sarah Sanders defends teetotal Trump’s remark about needing ID at grocery store …  Daily Mail
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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders responds to questions about President Trump's tweet saying Attorney General Jeff Sessions should end the Mueller investigation

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders responds to questions about President Trump's tweet saying Attorney General Jeff Sessions should end the Mueller investigationAt Wednesday’s White House press briefing, press secretary Sarah Sanders took several questions from reporters about President Trump’s tweet saying that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should end special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.


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Sarah Sanders won't condemn the vitriol toward the media and Jim Acosta among Trump's base

  1. Sarah Sanders won’t condemn the vitriol toward the media and Jim Acosta among Trump’s base  Washington Post
  2. Trump officials to give update on China tariffs  Reuters
  3. Sarah Huckabee Sanders tries and fails to explain Trump’s odd comment on groceries  Mashable
  4. White House briefings grow rare under Trump  Politico
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Sarah Huckabee Sanders tries and fails to explain Trump’s odd comment on groceries

Sarah Huckabee Sanders tries and fails to explain Trump’s odd comment on groceriesHas Donald Trump ever even been to a grocery store? We may never know. At a White House press briefing on Tuesday afternoon, Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked about Trump’s now-infamous line from his Tampa rally in which he said, “The time has come for voter ID, like everything else. You know if you go out an buy groceries, you need a picture or a card — you need ID.” When pressed about the last time Trump was actually in a grocery store, Sanders said, “I’m not sure why that matters,” before she stumbled through an explanation about how you have to show ID at a grocery store if you’re buying beer and wine. Which could maybe sort of explain it — except the president doesn’t drink.  The answer is, overall, unsatisfying.  Now, it is true that you have to present an ID to purchase alcohol, some drain cleaning supplies (depending on the state), and, if the store has a pharmacy, cold and allergy medicines that contain pseudoephedrine (which can be used to make meth).  But one can easily make a trip to the grocery store without ever having to use an ID.  This, you might think, is
really splitting hairs. It’s hardly the most outlandish thing Trump has said nor is it the most out-of-touch thing Trump has said. Why does it matter when, well, there’s so much other horrific stuff happening? It matters because Trump is using this inaccurate example to push tougher, more strict voter ID laws. Trump has repeatedly made claims about millions of illegal votes being cast in the 2016 election without ever offering proof. And his attempt at a commission to investigate the alleged fraud was disbanded without ever coughing up anything to back his claims.  SEE ALSO: Just some photos of Donald Trump yelling It matters because Trump is trying to fundamentally change the way many people in the United States gain access to voting that it amounts to disenfranchising those voters, something that’s already starting to happen across the country.  Yes, there are cases of voter fraud that are investigated but they are extremely rare, they occur at a fraction of the rate Trump has claimed. Besides, if he really wants to investigate voter fraud, Trump may need to start in his own living room. Trump’s rhetoric about grocery store ID usage isn’t just misleading, it’s being used to prop up a piece of his platform that does real and lasting damage to the democratic process in America.


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