White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders slammed the media's overall coverage of President Donald Trump during an interview Monday morning with NBC's "Today."
"The media loves to create this false narrative against the current president but is so quick to dismiss anything under the past administration," Huckabee Sanders said. "If the president walked across the Potomac [River], the media would report that he couldn't swim."
"All we're asking is that the same standard be applied to this president as the past president," Huckabee Sanders continued.
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Huckabee Sanders defended Trump's claim that the Obama administration tapped into the phones at Trump Tower near the end of the presidential campaign. Trump did not provide evidence to support his allegations.
"Let's look and let's get the details and let's put those out there for the American people to make a decision," Huckabee Sanders said.
Huckabee Sanders also defended Trump's allegations Sunday during a contentious interview with ABC's "This Week."
"Look, I think [Trump] is going off on information that he's seen that has led him to believe that this is a very real potential," Huckabee Sanders said after being pressed on Trump's claim. "And if it is, this is the greatest overreach and the greatest abuse of power that I think we've ever seen. And a huge attack on democracy itself."
ABC's Martha Raddatz and Huckabee Sanders also clashed in the interview over the use of anonymous sources that conservative outlets have used to backup Trump's allegations. Trump has repeatedly criticized the use of anonymous sources.