Watch: Sarah Sanders Chokes Back Tears Addressing Trump, Jewish Family
Renowned for her toughness, the world got to see a softer side to White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Monday while she was briefing the media.
Just feet away from her sat people who had been publishing and making ugly commentary about her and President Donald Trump in the aftermath of the horrific tragedy of the shooting in Pittsburgh at the Tree of Life synagogue.
The horror of the tragedy and the ugliness of the media all came to a head as Sanders addressed the room and the nation. How could she help but tear up as she spoke first of the tragedy and then of the great love Trump has for the Jewish community?
In an emotional moment, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders responds to the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting: “The president cherishes the American Jewish community for everything it stands for and contributes to our country” https://t.co/AfEIFrfeM5 pic.twitter.com/cceVSFUcFD
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) October 29, 2018
Like so many other false accusations launched at Trump and his staff, more were hurled in the aftermath of the shooting — but this time critics had the audacity to claim the president and his administration don’t care about — or even hate — Jews.
This despite the numerous wonderful things Trump has done for the Jewish community and Israel. This despite the fact his own daughter (Ivanka), son-in-law (Jared Kushner) and their children are all Jewish.
Those in the media have done themselves no favors with such vileness. They have only added to the distrust and dislike Americans feel toward them with such blatant ugliness and falsehoods.
Particularly in the wake of tragedies like the one in Pittsburgh, and particularly while so many are grieving.
In the comment section of ABC News’ tweet of Sanders’ emotional moment, there was a mix of more vileness from the left and support from the right. Supporters of the president took aim at the way the shooting has been politicized and used to attack Trump, who had nothing to do with it.
The liberals in the face of this horrific event have tried to politicize it and make it about Trump. Do you have no shame? No morals? But they have to stay with the Anti-Trump Narrative no matter what they can link him to any story because thats what they do. #walkaway
— Uncomfortable liberal (@JssTaylorthe1st) October 29, 2018
I hope @ABC reads the hate filled, disgusting comments to their post. Maybe they will realize the hatred they have stoked with their constant negative commentary instead of straight up reporting has taken root in who otherwise might be decent human beings.
— Judith Lankau (@judith_lankau) October 29, 2018
Amazing, Donald trump is the most pro-Jewish President in history and he get hammered for being just the opposite. No sense at all.
— Barry Lane (@BarryLa85644439) October 29, 2018
Sarah Sanders is a strong and gracious woman despite the attacks from the left which is truly pathetic.
— 💗Trump💗 (@SweetFaith_fla) October 29, 2018
But the Pittsburgh shooting is not the only example of the media being vile and blaming Sanders and Trump. Last week, Sanders called out CNN for such behavior following Wednesday’s mail-bomb scares, which the network suggested were motivated by the president’s rhetoric.
Sanders also said the media’s attacks against conservatives have divided the nation.
For some, it is no longer about truth, but partisanship. As long as the media and others on the left can be negative about Trump and his administration, facts don’t matter any more.
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