Tuesday evening, Stephen Colbert decided to vilify Sarah Huckabee Sanders for -- allegedly -- not wanting to do the press briefing on Monday about the Trump Administration’s child separation policy before suggesting that she resign.
Colbert cited a tweet from Oliver Darcy, a senior media reporter at CNN, saying that an unnamed White House official told Jeff Zeleny this.
A White House official tells @jeffzeleny that @PressSec didn't want to do the briefing today amid questions on child separation policy, so @SecNielsen is being flown in from New Orleans to take questions.— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) June 18, 2018
But clearly Mr. Colbert needs a better research team, because not even an hour later Darcy responded to his own tweet recusing that statement. Sanders told Zeleny that she was “falsely accused” of not wanting to do the briefing and just wanted the experts to talk about it.
—@PressSec says at briefing she was "falsely accused" of not wanting to be at the briefing to answer questions on separation policy. @jeffzeleny asks why then she brought in @SecNielsen to answer questions on it instead of her. Sanders says she wanted to bring in an expert.— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) June 18, 2018
Colbert kept trucking on through the false information and called Sanders a “mouthpiece” and a “vehicle” for President Trump. He claimed it wasn’t personal, but then compared her to a vestigial twin.
He then suggests that, if she really didn’t want to address the press--again, not true--then she could always resign.
“This is the White House, not an abandoned Walmart--you’re allowed to leave," he said.
Colbert’s late night show runs on CBS -- the same network that falsely claimed Sarah Huckabee Sanders was considering leaving the White House.
Hey CBS, instead of spreading lies about Sanders, try something more productive. A book club, maybe?