Last night the President put our adversaries on notice: when he draws a red line he enforces it. (Inside the Situation Room as President is briefed on Syria – Official WH photos by Shealah Craighead) pic.twitter.com/GzOSejdqQh
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) April 15, 2018
Donald Trump’s press secretary issued a begrudging clarification on Sunday after being accused of posting a misleading photograph of the president online.
Sarah Sanders was criticised for a tweet on Saturday that appeared to show Trump busily directing missile strikes against Syria from the White House situation room, with Vice-President Mike Pence at his right hand.
“Last night the President put our adversaries on notice: when he draws a red line he enforces it,” Sanders wrote as a caption.
Keen observers promptly noted that the photograph could not have been taken on Friday as the attacks were mounted – because by then Pence had arrived in Peru to deliver remarks at the Summit of the Americas.
They're trying to capture that vibe of gravitas in the situation room when Obama was monitoring the strike on Bin Laden, but it doesn't work because they're all corrupt halfwits and right-wing crackpots planning a symbolic attack to distract us from their numerous scandals. https://t.co/QJoZ8iSMbl
— Joshua Holland (@JoshuaHol) April 15, 2018