White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders took a shot at the Washington Post during a press briefing on Tuesday, only to tout their reporting hours later when they published a story about Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign.
During the press briefing, Sanders was asked about the Washington Post fact-checking a claim that President Donald Trump had made about Senator Bob Corker’s voting record, but Sanders dismissed the paper altogether.
“And as I’ve said many times before, I wouldn’t use the Washington Post as my source,” she told the reporter.
However, the paper then came out with a report saying that the Trump-Russia dossier compiled by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele has been funded in part by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
Not long after the story was published, Sanders took to Twitter to link back to the story, writing, “The real Russia scandal? Clinton campaign paid for the fake Russia dossier, then lied about it & covered it up.”
It seems Sanders only considers the Washington Post to be “fake news” when its reporting goes against the president.
The real Russia scandal? Clinton campaign paid for the fake Russia dossier, then lied about it & covered it up. https://t.co/kR8z2zsZ7Q
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) October 25, 2017