In yet another unbelievably stupid act of irrationality by the White House, the Trump administration is denying the statement they made that he called dictator Erdogan to congratulate him on consolidating even more dictatorial power to himself.
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) April 19, 2017
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, quite possibly the dumbest spokesperson alive, added some more mendacious icing on this crap cake and served it up to the press and the American people with a deceptive smile.
The White House’s Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, while en route to Wisconsin with President Donald Trump aboard Air Force One, told reporters during a press gaggle that a conversation yesterday between the US president and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan did not indicate any acceptance of the results of a controversial referendum held in Turkey on Sunday.
“No, I think we’ve encouraged … the OSCE, the election commission, to take a close look at those election results. They’re the gold standard when it comes to that. And we certainly want them to do everything that they would normally do in that process and make a determination and put out a full report,” she said in response to a question asking if the phone call could be taken as acceptance that the results of the referendum were official, when in fact the Turkish opposition is calling for a recount, claiming irregularities in the vote.
Amazing. They literally said that he called and congratulated Erdogan, and after a day of people expressing shock that he was stupid enough to do such a thing, now they’re depending on our stupidity to forget that he did such a thing.
Truly, truly, incredible.