White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders torched CNN Friday night for incorrectly using a photo of an Indian-American Obama AID official named Rajiv Shah in a TV report instead a photo of Principal Deputy White House Press Secretary Raj Shah. Sanders wrote in Twitter over a screen grab of CNN’s egregious mistake, “[email protected] this is definitely not @RajShah45 but it is #FakeNews”
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) December 9, 2017
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Raj Shah, Principal Deputy Press Secretary, image via Twitter avatar.
CNN was reporting on remarks made by Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah made to reporters on Air Force One as President Donald Trump flew to a rally in Pensacola, Florida on Friday.
“It’s not that he’s not going to Alabama. It’s that he is going to Pensacola,” White House spokesman Raj Shah told reporters on board Air Force One as Trump flew to Florida. “Pensacola is Trump country. This is a part of the state that voted overwhelmingly for the president in 2016. He’ll be traveling back to Florida from time to time, and it’s a key state.”
Moore, who is 70, has been dogged by multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, including accusations that he molested two teenage girls and pursued romantic relationships with several others while in his 30s. He has denied the allegations.
Shah said the president and White House have made clear they find the allegations “troubling and concerning” and believe they “should be taken seriously.” But he said Moore has maintained his innocence, and that should be taken into account as well.
“Ultimately his endorsement is about the issues,” said Shah. “He doesn’t want to see Alabama elect a Nancy Pelosi/Chuck Schumer puppet who’s going to be wrong on the issues and not support the agenda,” he said, referring to top congressional Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.
CNN’s blunder on Raj Shah comes the same day as an anti-Trump bombshell report blew up in CNN’s face as it was shown CNN got key details wrong that changed the entire nature of the report.