Sarah H. Sanders slammed on Twitter for saying Trump is the ‘Best negotiator at the table’


On Friday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders suggested that President Trump would easily get the better of China in a trade war because “he’s the best negotiator at the table.”

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When asked by ABC News’ Jon Karl about whether he was still confident about his ability to beat China in a trade war, Sanders said,

I think the president feels like if he is in charge of those negotiations, absolutely. He’s the best negotiator at the table, and we certainly have full confidence in his ability to help move things forward.

We have made great progress on NAFTA and we are hoping to have great progress on the trade negotiations with China.

As RawStory notes, despite his past boasts of his “deal-making” skills, Trump so far has been unable to get a Congress that is run by his own party to fully fund a wall along the US-Mexico border, which was his single biggest campaign promise.

Trump’s threats to slap heavy tariffs on China have roiled global financial markets for the last week, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average on Friday was down by more than 600 points at the time of Sanders’ press conference.

On Twitter, people had a field day with SHS’s characterization of Trump as a great negotiator. Here are some of the best responses:

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