The RNC’s chief strategist Sean Spicer lied (yeah) to CNN’s Chris Cuomo this morning, refuting that the new RNC attack ad against Gov. Tim Kaine resembled the infamous Willie Horton ad — “because there were white people in it,.”
Not making that up.
Except Sean himself had compared the commercial to the Willie Horton ad the day before on Twitter.
The Republican National Committee delved into their racist bag of tricks by attacking Gov. Tim Kaine for not only being a defense lawyer but actually doing defense lawyer stuff like defending clients. The new political ad does indeed resemble the old style handiwork of Lee Atwater.
On CNN’s New Day, Spicer joined host Chris Cuomo to discuss the new Tim Kaine ad. After showing it on air, Cuomo asked, “This ad is being likened to Willie Horton ads from back in the day, although you did have some white defendants who were at play as well. What’s the point of this ad? What’s the attack angle?”
Spicer seemed flabbergasted and said, “Anyone who compares it to Willie Horton either hasn’t seen the ad or doesn’t understand history.”
Really, Sean? Did you really just say that on national television?
It was you who compared the ad to Willie Horton, just yesterday!
After the ad was released, Spicer sent out this tweet.
Realizing that telling the truth was a mistake, Spicer deleted the tweet from his account.
When asked why he deleted the tweet, he blamed Roll Call.
And the internet ripped him apart for it.
And now he’s on CNN this morning shocked, shocked! that anybody could ever compare the new RNC ad to Willie Horton.
The chutzpah is beyond belief.
Spicer continued lying: “I don’t think it compares to Willie Horton. As you pointed out, the folks in the ad are all — three of the four are white.”
I guess Cuomo didn’t see that most news organizations also compared it to Willie Horton because he never followed up on that.
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It would have been fun to see Sean try to spin it.
After Sean continued to say that Kaine defended murderers and rapists, Cuomo did push back. “But he was a lawyer, Sean. That’s a what lawyer does, defend people’s rights.”
Spicer responded that Kaine should be judged on the totality of his record and Cuomo asked, “So are you saying that people who commit crimes and are facing the death penalty shouldn’t have lawyers?”
Spicer continued to sound like a buffoon. “He went out and advocated and talked about and tried to get them off the hook for certain things.”
When Cuomo said that Kaine was opposed to the death penalty, Spicer responded, “It’s not just about the death penalty. It’s about making sure they served the least amount of time possible. That’s a big difference.”
So defense attorney’s should try to get the longest sentence possible for their client’s crimes?
Spicer refused to answer many of Cuomo’s questions and when pressed about Mike Pence’s anti-refugee agenda, he only discussed how Pence was only trying to protect his constituents from Syrian ISIS sleeper agents. It was a conservative court that ruled his plans to block Syrian refugees from Indiana illegal.
Sean Spicer is a liar, and not a very good one at that. Do you think Trump is paying him up front for his services?