Stephanie Ruhle shames 3 top White House aides for lying on national TV about Trump


Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Kellyanne Conway, and Marc Short have proved they "will certainly carry whatever water this presidents asks them to."

It's shameful enough that the president of the United States in an incessant liar — even his friends at Fox News have warned him not to testify under oath because he'll certainly be caught lying — but he's not the only liar in the white House.

Trump's constant stream of misleading statements and outright falsehoods — 2,000 and counting in his first year alone — is enabled by some of his most public top aides, who also have no problem lying to the American people on his behalf.

That is especially clear now, in light of the shocking revelation that Trump planned to fire special counsel Robert Mueller last June, just a month after his appointment, despite numerous denials from Trump and several of his top spokespeople.

"Now we know that despite all the protestations that Mueller was not going to be fired by the White House, we know now, confirmed by multiple news sources, including NBC News, that is not true," said longtime Republican strategist Rick Tyler on MSNBC Friday.

Three of Trump's most shameless and frequent defenders on this and many other issues are White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and legislative affairs director Marc Short.

Or, as MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle described them, "Three members of this administration who will certainly carry whatever water this presidents asks them to."

These three people plainly denied there was any conversation about firing Mueller.

Conway, in August: "The president is not discussing firing Bob Mueller."

Sanders, in December: "For the one thousandth time, we have no intentions of firing Bob Mueller."

Short, also in December: "There's no conversation about that whatsoever in the White House."

Those flat denials were all lies, and it seems highly unlikely those three aides didn't know they were lying at the time, given how obsessed Trump was with trying to figure out a justification for getting rid of the man he obviously feared.

"For the one thousandth time," Ruhle repeated after the montage of Conway, Sanders, Short, and Trump himself denying the conspiracy to fire Mueller.

"Luckily," Ruhle said, "we can count to one thousand and one."

Given the latest bombshell has triggered what Sen. Richard Blumenthal unequivocally described Thursday night as a "constitutional crisis" — one that could lead to further investigations by Congress and law enforcement — it might be time for those top White House aides who have so shamelessly lied on Trump's behalf to consider how much water they want to continue carrying for him and his sinking ship.