You may have missed this moment from today’s White House press briefing. As Raw Story reports, Sarah Sanders boldly declared that migrant families — yes, that means women and children — deserved to be tear gassed:
Sarah Sanders says migrant families deserved to be tear gassed: ‘We’ve encouraged them to follow the law’ https://t.co/9Mzgtgwiq2
— Raw Story (@RawStory) November 27, 2018
So, did you miss that moment? Well, if so, that’s probably because that moment didn’t actually happen. In fact, nothing in Raw Story’s article, including the video of the exchange, supports the claim in the headline.
She did not say families deserve to be tear gassed … ffs. https://t.co/04zHOAOlR8
— 🎅🏻The🐰Foo🎄 (@PolitiBunny) November 27, 2018
— RandyinRichmond (@RandyinRichmond) November 27, 2018
But the truth must take a distant backseat to the narrative in situations like this, and it looks like Raw Story’s accomplished what they set out to do:
I can't wait till this woman is gone! She is leaving at the end of the year, right? RIGHT??
— Sherman Putterman (@Sherman4713) November 27, 2018
Aren't they following the law by going to a border and requesting asylum? Isn't she and the regime breaking the law by firing into another nation at unarmed civilians attempting to request asylum?
— Anita Louise (@AnitaLaLouise) November 27, 2018
They were trying, but this corrupt regime kept moving the goal posts so that it would be impossible. The regime was trying to provoke obviously desperate people in order to stoke the base’s racism and xenophobia.
— Richard Laya (@rjlaya) November 27, 2018
HOW WOULD SHOELESS, HOMELESS PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT THESE NEW TRUMP BARBARIC POLICIES?
— Karen Wolsey (@karenewolsey) November 27, 2018
This liar needs to be removed from all public forums.
She is a deplorable excuse of a person that claims to be a "Christian"….
Religion is her excuse — which is proof that every atheist has morals that put most believers to shame. #NoGod_KnowPeace
— Jerry GWG (@jerry_bier) November 27, 2018
Wonder if she n her 3 kids were tear-gassed wonder how the effing B would feel then? They trying to follow the laws 45 closed the entry points how does that follow our ASYLUM seekers laws!
— Irene Sundberg (@IreneSundberg1) November 27, 2018
Horrible. Unfortunately, many Americans agree with her and her boss. Not a proud day.
— LLVS (@jimmytish) November 27, 2018
Would like to be there when she has to explain to God.
— StephanieK (@kellerslv) November 27, 2018
Congratulations on another job well done, Raw Story. You hacks.
A new low.
— Mark Woodland (@MarkSWoodland) November 27, 2018
But enough about Raw Story. Maybe CNN should fact-check Raw Story’s headline writers.