White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is facing backlash over a photo she seemed to indicate was that of President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and other top officials discussing the airstrike on Syria Friday night.
On Saturday, she released the image of everyone seated around a conference table and added the caption, “Last night the President put our adversaries on notice: when he draws a red line he enforces it. (Inside the Situation Room as President is briefed on Syria…).”
However, people quickly pointed out that Pence had landed in Peru Friday afternoon, and, therefore, could not have been in D.C. when the photo was supposedly taken.
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“Fascinating tweet in which Sarah Sanders reveals that Mike Pence was simultaneously in Peru and Washington,” Walter Shaub, former head of the Office of Government Ethics, tweeted. “If this new capability doesn’t scare our enemies, nothing will. #QuantumEntanglementMike.”
And someone else wrote, “How is Mike Pence in the photo? Pence was in Peru. This administration fails to tell the truth about the most basic of things. Not credible. Ever.”
In response to the criticism, Sanders tweeted a clarification Sunday morning.
“As I said, the President put our adversaries on notice that he enforces red lines with the strike on Syria Friday night. The photo was taken Thursday in the Situation Room during Syria briefing,” Sanders wrote.