White House misspells name of black senator used to prove Trump’s not a racist

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders offered a vintage, mint-condition, chef-literally-makes-out-with-his-fingers-it-tastes-so-good defense Wednesday against well-founded accusations that Donald Trump is a white supremacist: The president talks to black people.

“I know that the president has met, again, with people like Senator Scott, who are highly respected leaders in the African-American community,” Sanders told the press pool. “He’s committed to working with them to bring the country together.”

If only the White House could remember Senator Scott’s first name.

That’s the press readout about Trump and Scott’s meeting, which #45 cared so much about that he couldn’t be bothered to match his blazer with his pants. The Republican senator from South Carolina’s first name is Tim, not Tom. This high-functioning administration got it right on first mention, but fucked up the photo caption.

CBS News reports that the two discussed Trump’s comments defending “Unite the Right” rally participants as “good people” in the aftermath of the white nationalist terrorist attack in Charlottesville.

“He’s obviously reflected on what he has said, on his intentions and the perception of those comments,” Scott said. “I’ll let him discuss how he feels about it, but he was certainly very clear that the perception that he received on his comments was not exactly what he intended with those comments.”

Who would’ve guessed people would perceive a compliment to violent alt-right political organizing as legitimizing white nationalism? Better luck next time, Mr. President.

[photo: White House]

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