During a recent White House daily briefing, a member of the media pool asked press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders how history will look back and remember President Donald Trump.
This question was couched with a reminder of the president’s ongoing feud with establishment Republicans like Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake and Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker and their remarks against him, not to mention a rather pointed recent speech seemingly denouncing “Trumpism” by former President George W. Bush.
According to BizPac Review, Sanders was more than ready to answer the reporter’s question about how history will remember President Trump by reminding them of just a few of the good news stories they are largely ignoring and failing to report.
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“I certainly think history is going to look at this president as somebody who helped defeat ISIS,” Sanders stated. “Who built an economy that’s stronger than it’s been in several decades. Who brought unemployment to a 16-year-low. Who’s created over 1.6 million jobs since being elected. I think those are the things that people actually care about, not some petty comments from Senator Corker and Senator Flake,” she continued.
“And I think they’re a lot more concerned about the big policy initiatives that this president is driving, including historic tax cuts, which we’re gonna get done by the end of this year, and then start focusing on some other things,” added Sanders. “Those are the things this president will be remembered by.”
Predictably, CNN rushed to “fact check” the assertions put forward by Sanders as to what history will remember Trump for having done, but even they were hard-pressed to state flat-out that what she had said was untrue.
Even more predictably, they sought to give at least some credit in each case to former President Barack Obama as they grudgingly admitted that Sanders wasn’t lying or making stuff up. Indeed, while CNN reminded folks that the Islamic State group was already in decline as Obama was leaving office as well as the fact that the terrorist organization hasn’t been completely defeated globally, they nevertheless admitted that Trump had turned the military loose to do their best against the barbaric jihadists and had made significant gains against them.
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As far as unemployment being at a reported 16-year low — 4.2 percent in September — those numbers are indisputable, but CNN cited unnamed economists who suggested that it was Obama’s policies that had laid the groundwork for the current economic situation and also pointed out that unemployment had been on the decline since 2009.
When it came to the “1.7 million jobs created,” CNN pegged the actual number at 1.65 million since the election and noted that only about 1.1 million had been created since Trump took office in January, while also throwing out the “fact” that Obama had created roughly 2 million jobs in his first 11 months.
But even they had to grudgingly admit that the mere election of Trump in 2016 had sparked confidence and job creation in the economy before Obama left office.
Watch Sanders lay it out for the obtuse journalists right here:
All obfuscation and comparison to Obama by the media aside, it is indeed true that Trump has achieved some incredible accomplishments within his first year in office, accomplishments the media largely fail to report, unless literally dumped in their lap at the press briefing by Sanders.
It will be interesting to see how the media tries to continue to avoid reporting good news going forward, not to mention how history will remember the job the media has done in the Trump years.
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