During a particularly heated media address, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders admitted that she "can’t guarantee" that a recording of the President saying the n-word does not exist.
"I can tell you that I’ve never heard it," she said, qualifying the statement. She added that, for many people, "if at any point we felt that the president was who some of his critics claim him to be, we certainly wouldn’t be here."
This was not the only controversial assertion made during the surreal press conference. Sanders also raised eyebrows when she claimed Obama oversaw the creation of 195,000 jobs for Black workers during his entire term in office, less than a third of the 700,000 people that have found work in the 18 months since Trump took office.
"President Trump, in his first year and a half, has already tripled what President Obama did in eight years," she said.
After the media pointed out that this figure was wildly inaccurate, Sanders tweeted an apology, stating that "jobs numbers for Pres Trump and Pres Obama were correct, but the time frame for Pres Obama wasn’t."
Correction from today’s briefing: Jobs numbers for Pres Trump and Pres Obama were correct, but the time frame for Pres Obama wasn’t. I’m sorry for the mistake, but no apologies for the 700,000 jobs for African Americans created under President Trump https://t.co/EXGvbliwlS— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) August 15, 2018
According to several news sites, the numbers appear to be reflective of Obama’s own first 20 months in office. You know…during the recession.
She also tweeted that while she regrets the mistake, she makes "no apologies for the 700,000 jobs for African Americans created under President Trump," suggesting that the official White House position on the matter is “Sorry Not Sorry.”