At a press conference on Friday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed that President Trump is “the best negotiator at the table” when responding to a question about the United States’ ongoing trade war with China.
Here’s the clip:
Press Sec. Sanders tells @jonkarl that Pres. Trump “absolutely” still believes trade wars are easy to win “if he is in charge of those negotiations…he's the best negotiator at the table.” https://t.co/XQ7uJkSKKT pic.twitter.com/c0Je4qVInO
— ABC News (@ABC) April 6, 2018
When asked about the issue by ABC journalist Jonathan Karl, Sanders also stated, “we certainly have full confidence in his ability.”
Twitter had a field day with Sanders’ brazen assertions:
“He's the best negotiator at the table” if he's the ONLY negotiator at the table. Then, yes.
— Kris Moore (@renardgirl) April 6, 2018
Sarah Says: In talks with China, Trump will be “…the best negotiator at the table.” The problem is, China won't be sitting at the kids' table. #ifhermouthismoving
— George Bufford (@GeorgeBufford) April 6, 2018
Actually, he wouldn't be welcome at any table…
— Paul Francis Leysen (@LeysenPF) April 7, 2018
Adam Best, film producer and CEO/Founder of The Left, had this to say:
Sarah Sanders says Trump still believes beating China in a trade war will be “easy” because “he’s the best negotiator at the table.”
What table is she talking about? Ben Carson’s $31,000 one?
Trump hasn’t negotiated a single great deal in 15 months as President.
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) April 6, 2018
Peeps brought out their lists:
— George Carlos (@jamster5068) April 7, 2018
Like this you mean.
— Teddy & Rocy (@pothole_ducks) April 6, 2018
I’m sure he’s had to negotiate a lot with the attorneys for his creditors every time he’s declared bankruptcy
— Carlin Edelman (@CarlinEdelman) April 6, 2018
This one is a real burn:
I appears Sarah Sanders has already started writing jokes for the White House Correspondents Dinner. During today's press briefing she referred to DT as “courageous,” and says trade wars are fine when you have “the best negotiator.”
— Brandon Besserer (@BrandonBesserer) April 6, 2018
Based on his time in office so far, the President’s negotiating track record doesn’t look good. As some pointed out, issues including immigration reform, a replacement for DACA and Obamacare, and a real solution to gun violence are all awaiting proper negotiations.
Too many failures to list, apparently:
Donald Trump has done NOTHING since he's been president to suggest he's an even decent negotiator, much less “the best negotiator.”
Evidence: DACA, “The Wall”, Health Insurance. Among many other failures. He can't even fire people with decency.
— BlackeyedSusan (@chesscat48) April 6, 2018
Let’s hope Trump’s negotiations don’t muddle the trade war — which affects steel, aluminum, soybeans, beef, cotton, and other products — too much.