After John Kelly decided to share his fun views on the historical past of the Civil Conflict, White Home Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders weighed in together with her personal tackle the difficulty throughout Tuesday’s press briefing. How did that each one go?
To the transcript!
All of our leaders have flaws—Washington, Jefferson, JFK, Roosevelt, Kennedy. That doesn’t diminish their contributions to our nation. And it actually can’t erase them from our historical past. And Normal Kelly was making the purpose that simply because historical past isn’t good doesn’t imply it’s not our historical past.
It’s true, we have now to recollect America’s nice, difficult leaders like JFK, Kennedy, and Robert E. Lee.
I don’t know that I’m going to get into debating the Civil Conflict, however I do know that many historians, together with Shelby Foote and Ken Burns’ well-known Civil Conflict documentary, agree failure to compromise was a reason for the Civil Conflict…I’m not going to stand up right here and relitigate the Civil Conflict.[…]
There’s fairly sturdy consensus—individuals from the left, the suitable, the North, and the South—that imagine that if a number of the people engaged had been prepared to come back to some compromises on various things, then it won’t have occurred.
What is that this magical compromise Sanders vaguely alluded to? Does the compromise contain…not ending slavery? Does Sanders care? She didn’t say.
Since you don’t like historical past doesn’t imply that you would be able to erase it and faux it didn’t occur…to attempt to create one thing and push a story that doesn’t exist is simply frankly outrageous and absurd…the media continues to wish to make this and push that that is some type of a racially charged and divided White Home…I believe it’s absurd and disgraceful to maintain making an attempt to make feedback and take them out of context and imply one thing they merely don’t.
This White Home certain does love sticking to time-honored, nonsensical racist speaking factors about historical past, doesn’t it?
The briefing ended with Sanders ducking out of the room as journalist April Ryan requested her if the administration thought slavery was improper. Shock! She didn’t reply.
One other nice day in America.