'The White House Doth Protest Too Much': CNN's Anderson Cooper Ridicules Sarah Sanders' Hypocritical Attack on the Eagles
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders lambasted the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday for declining an invitation to meet with President Donald Trump for a celebration of their Super Bowl victory, calling their refusal a "political stunt."
But as CNN's Anderson Cooper pointed out Tuesday night, the Trump administration is itself intimately familiar with political stunts, and Sanders' attack on the Eagles was completely hypocritical.
"A 'political stunt,' she says? Now, it certainly is a fact that some players disagree politically with the president on race, gender issues, on many things," Cooper said. "So a political statement on the part of many Eagles? Sure. A political stunt, though?"
He continued: "A stunt like the vice president traveling at taxpayer expense to a Colts-49ers game last season, only to very publicly walk out when a number of San Francisco players took a knee, which everyone knew they would? It sounds like the White House doth protest too much on the stunt front, especially when the president seems to relish any chance he gets to attack players on this issue."
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Anderson Cooper: When it comes to the Eagles and political stunts, it sounds like the White House doth protest too… https://t.co/FprHxYLsbF— Anderson Cooper 360° (@Anderson Cooper 360°)1528244236.0