White House mocked for refusing to supply Trump defenders to Sunday cable shows: ‘Can’t get anyone to go on TV and blame Rick Perry?'
According to reporting from both New York Times correspondent Maggie Haberman and CNN’s Jake Tapper, the White House refused all entreaties to provide a spokesperson to any of the Sunday morning cable shows — which had the Internet laughing at their cowardice.
On Saturday night, CNN’s Brian Stetler tweeted: “Per @maggieNYT,”no one from the White House” is booked on the Sunday shows this week. Not for lack of trying. “And no one in House or Senate GOP leadership,” @JakeTapper adds. Again, not for lack of trying.”
That brought out the criticism, with one Twitter commnter noting: “They’re too busy trying to find lawyers.”
You can read more jabs below:
Per @maggieNYT, "no one from the White House" is booked on the Sunday shows this week. Not for lack of trying. "And… https://t.co/SP3lOjLJbS— Brian Stelter (@Brian Stelter)1570313726.0
@brianstelter @maggieNYT @jaketapper So who will be trotted our to kick hornets nests and stir up conspiracy theori… https://t.co/eVOyKutfPm— 🌕🦇 (@🌕🦇)1570314737.0
@brianstelter @maggieNYT @jaketapper Trump can’t get anyone to go on tv and blame Rick Perry? Sad— Bear’s Ears (@Bear’s Ears)1570321225.0
@brianstelter @GlennKesslerWP @maggieNYT @jaketapper Give 'em a break, they're too busy trying to find lawyers— Janis Dauer ✍️ (@Janis Dauer ✍️)1570321021.0
@brianstelter @joanwalsh @maggieNYT @jaketapper The entire GOP https://t.co/fT4YSdbxZz— Suzan Scott (@Suzan Scott)1570314313.0
@brianstelter @maggieNYT @jaketapper They know it’s a disaster, so they’re sheltering in place. They can run but they can’t hide forever...— Cee Gee (@Cee Gee)1570314414.0
@brianstelter @maggieNYT @jaketapper Wait, pearl clutching @LindseyGrahamSC won't be grabbing her pearls on Fake F… https://t.co/4VUs5LhGNn— Carolyn Witherspoon🌊🇺🇸🌊🇺🇸 (@Carolyn Witherspoon🌊🇺🇸🌊🇺🇸)1570335310.0
@brianstelter @maggieNYT @jaketapper How do they defend their mob boss?— Gerry Levine (@Gerry Levine)1570322601.0
@brianstelter @maggieNYT @jaketapper Treasonous cowards the lot of them. They won't defend him, but they won't go o… https://t.co/RlbvPWEip7— Merritt Kelly (@Merritt Kelly)1570331364.0
@brianstelter @gtconway3d @maggieNYT @jaketapper It's happening GOP as Reservoir DOGS https://t.co/nxKiO5Pfpb— Students for Democracy (@Students for Democracy)1570325861.0