Sarah Huckabee Sanders Says Trump Defeated ISIS & Twitter Is More Than Confused
The Trump administration has been engaged in a pretty brutal war with the media throughout President Trump's first year in office, repeatedly claiming that mainstream news outlets are unfair in their coverage of Trump. On Sunday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders took to Twitter to set the record straight about Trump's "underreported" accomplishments, and, in a tweet, Sanders claimed Trump has defeated ISIS.
"What is the more underreported story of @POTUS Year One?" Sanders asked her followers in a tweet that has since generated controversy. She listed "Defeat of ISIS" and "Booming Trump economy" as the options.
Needless to say, people were skeptical of Sanders' proclamation of victory over the powerful militant group, especially since an attempted ISIS suicide bombing was thwarted in a New York City bus terminal just last week. The United States military still has thousands of troops stationed across the Middle East still actively engaged in the fight against ISIS.
This is the second time this week that Sanders has caused a stir on Twitter — #piegate. But her unsubstantiated claim that America can proclaim victory over a terrorist group that continues to wreak havoc both at home and abroad is a bit more serious matter whether or not Sanders can bake a homemade pie — and the internet was quick to point that out. Some people even suggested some other options to add to Sanders' list of Trump's underreported actions.
Here are some of Twitter's best reactions.
Five people were injured in the attempted suicide bombing at the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Thankfully, the 27-year-old terror suspect's homemade explosive devices only partially detonated; otherwise, the damage could have been much worse.
I'm Gonna Go With "None Of The Above"
Trump is reportedly pretty fed up with the Mueller investigation into Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential elections, and some have even suggested that Trump could go so far as to fire Mueller to stop the investigation from continuing any further.
But What About The Unicorns?!
An initiative that I can definitely support.
Trump's "Inappropriate Behavior Towards Women"
Just a reminder that President Trump has been accused of sexual misconduct by 19 women, and yet continues to hold the most powerful office in the country. He denies all of the allegations.
New York City has been shaken by two major terrorist incidents in just over two months, including a truck attack that killed 8 people.
Many people said America's "booming economy" is actually the result of many of the economic policies put in place by former President Barack Obama.
Did We Miss The Memo?
They would love to hear more details, because "defeating ISIS" is a pretty bold claim.
An Alternate Suggestion
Only one of these claims is corroborated by almost 20 sources.
It's Over! We Won!
Time to celebrate?
The Facts Just Don't Add Up
Maybe this is just Sanders' idea of "alternative facts."
Plain & Simple
Sometimes the simplest response is the best one.
Some Other Underreported "Accomplishments"
Just a handful of highlights from Trump's tumultuous year in office.
"Prob The Treason Thing"
This guy isn't the only one who thinks this. Remember the protestor who threw Russian flags at the President in October?
This Meme Says It All
A truly fitting response.
The Trump administration has spent all year fighting the "failing Fake News media," often using social media streams to spread news of Trump's "accomplishments" directly to his supporters. Clearly, Sanders has continued this with her most recent Twitter proclamation. But if Twitter users have proven anything, it's that these claims will always be challenged.