Sarah Sanders: Being Called A Liar “Bothers Me”

The New York Times has published a longread on what it’s like to speak for Glorious Leader. This bit with Aunt Lydia jumps out:

Like many of her White House colleagues, Sanders is quick to suggest that some of the criticism the Trump White House has received is a product of a biased press. I replied that a lot of what we’re talking about here is a matter of simple fact, not ideological bias; the media’s only bias should be toward what is truthful, nothing more.

“It certainly bothers me,” she said of the “liar” rap. “Because one of the few things you have are your integrity and reputation.” She added that “there’s a difference between misspeaking or not knowing something than maliciously lying.”

No one would argue that a person’s integrity isn’t of paramount importance, I said. But I asked Sanders if there is a danger in linking your integrity to a president who might not always be known for accuracy. There have been many instances where the president has not told the truth, I said. “But you’re asking about me,” Sanders said, not challenging the premise.