The View’s Joy Behar told White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders that she “feels sorry for” her for having to speak for President Trump.
Behar claimed on Wednesday’s show that a Politifact report shows that Trump lies 95 percent of the time, but Behar’s citation was incorrect. The Politifact report actually states that 95 of the 158 total claims they checked out were “false” or “pants on fire.” When including “mostly false” ratings, Trump’s “lie percentage” stands at 78 percent, not 95.
“The problem with that, Joy, is that you are doing exactly what we are talking about and pushing a false narrative,” Sanders shot back.
“I feel for you,” Behar said, reiterating her false claim that Trump only tells the truth 5 percent of the time. “I feel sorry for you that you have to go out and defend those lies every day.”
Sanders again said she disagreed with the report and that the media pushing false narratives “inhibit[s] the president’s ability to succeed…his success is America’s success.”
— The View (@TheView) September 6, 2017