White House Press Secretary Sarah H. Sanders claimed that Trump never called the U.S. justice System a 'laughing stock' after Trump was recorded saying the U.S. justice system is a 'laughing stock'.
A few hours after Trump's Cabinet meeting, CNN's Jim Acosta asked White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, "Why did the president call the U.S. justice system a joke and a laughing stock?" "That's not what he said," Sanders replied. "He said that process has people calling us a joke and a laughing stock."
Sanders' statement left the White House press stunned.
Wednesday's press briefing left reporters stunned, as they compared Sanders' denial to the official transcript of Trump's remarks in the Cabinet meeting.