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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Issues Patently Absurd Defense of Trump Following Attacks on Free Press

She just straight-up lied.

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CNN's senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta asked White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders if President Donald Trump values the "First Amendment as much as he values the Second Amendment."

The press secretary's response was to make a claim everyone in the room knew wasn't true.

"The president is an incredible advocate of the First Amendment," she said.

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Sanders went on to talk about how the press isn't "positive" enough about Trump, as though we're living under an authoritarian regime.

She also claimed the news media needs to be more "accurate," after making a demonstrably false claim right to the journalists' faces.

Watch the exchange below.

Chris Sosa is the Senior Editor at AlterNet. His work also appears in Mic, Salon, Care2, Huffington Post and other publications. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisSosa.