White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was shocked by questions from the “Today” show’s Savanah Guthrie about whether President Trump owes an apology to special counsel Robert Mueller for publicly berating Mueller ever since he took over the Russia investigation.
“For the last two years the President has absolutely eviscerated Bob Mueller, a lifelong public servant, a former Marine, a registered Republican, I might add” Guthrie said Monday. “He’s called him a ‘national disgrace, discredited, a prosecutor gone rogue who oversaw a gang of thugs.’ …. Did Robert Mueller deserve better from the President than this kind of language and behavior?
“I think the American people deserved better, they didn’t deserve for the election of this President to try to be taken down,” Sanders said.
“Wait a minute, the President’s rhetoric, about a public servant doing a job?” Guthrie asked again.
“Are you kidding?!” Sanders exclaimed. “The President’s rhetoric matches, they are literally the media and Democrats have called the President an agent of a foreign government, but that is an accusation equal to treason, which is punishable by death in this country.”
When pressed again, Sander continued to deflect: “I think Democrats and the liberal media owe the President and they owe the American people an apology,” she said.
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) March 25, 2019