The answer is yes, it can get worse! Following White House Chief of Staff John Kelly's truly appalling comments about how the Civil War was caused by a "lack of an ability to compromise," Sarah Huckabee Sanders took the podium in the press room to basically double and triple down on the administration's bad statements about slavery and the Civil War. It was not pretty.
First, Sanders repeated John Kelly's statements from the night before with an extra-serious grimace on her face so you know she actually believes the bonkers notion that the Civil War could have just been avoided if we "compromised" a little bit.
Sanders: “If some individuals had been willing to come to some compromises on different things, [Civil War] may not… https://t.co/whpTSYZpJ6— Christina Wilkie (@Christina Wilkie)1509476305.0
When asked to address Kelly's ridiculous comments, she agreed with him and shrugged off Robert E. Lee's attempts to keep an entire population of people enslaved by saying, "Nobody's perfect."
Sanders on Robert E Lee: "All of our leaders have flaws, that doesn’t diminish their contributions to our country” https://t.co/BvLpUU7Sf7— MSNBC (@MSNBC)1509475736.0
Sanders was then asked if she would at least acknowledge that Kelly's comments were offensive to many Americans and inaccurate. Her blunt and scary response? "No."
@CNN Reporter: Does the White House acknowledge that Kelly's comments were offensive to some and inaccurate? Sande… https://t.co/jeMNSdzaLA— CNN Politics (@CNN Politics)1509477227.0
Here's the thing: When you defend slavery, you get called "EVIL TRASH" on the Internet.
Let's be clear, Sarah Huckabee Sanders on LIVE TV tried comparing Pres JFK to Robert E Lee, a racist who fought for slavery. EVIL TRASH. 🖕— Ricky Davila (@Ricky Davila)1509476189.0
American hero April Ryan called out, "Sarah, was slavery wrong? Does this administration believe slavery was wrong?" as Sanders left.
"Sarah, was slavery wrong? Does this administration believe slavery was wrong?” the legendary @AprilDRyan calls out… https://t.co/ce5DEPGK6L— Christina Wilkie (@Christina Wilkie)1509477206.0