And it all unfolded over the space of about four hours.
“And as I’ve said many times before, I wouldn’t use The Washington Post as my source,” she said at roughly 4 p.m. EDT, after a questioner cited the newspaper. “You should know better than that.”
Yet, later on Twitter, she did exactly what she knew better than to do.
She used The Washington Post as a source in a tweet about the latest revelations on the Christopher Steele dossier:
The real Russia scandal? Clinton campaign paid for the fake Russia dossier, then lied about it & covered it up. https://t.co/kR8z2zsZ7Q— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) October 25, 2017
The change of heart on The Washington Post was not lost on many of her Twitter followers.
Here is some of the response:
Today you said stories in the @washingtonpost are fake but now they're real? So hard to keep up with your alternative facts, real=fake BS.— Clint Cantwell (@Grillocracy) October 25, 2017
"I wouldn't use the Washington Post as my source!" says the Press Sec using the Washington Post as her source. pic.twitter.com/MsM8D7bPRv— Mike Flacy (@mikeflacy) October 25, 2017
Didn't you say a few hours ago you wouldn't use the Washington Post as a source???— Mats de Lange (@matsdelangeee) October 25, 2017
So.... we're reading the Washington Post again, are we?— m. woodley (@Woodleyipt) October 25, 2017
Are we allowed to use the Washington Post as a source or not? Make up your mind...— Daniel Kelly (@dkellyChi) October 25, 2017
Four hours ago you said you don't trust anything from the @washingtonpost . Now you retweet them? Just go away, Sarah. Go away.— Anne (@AnneSBU) October 25, 2017
The hypocrisy in slamming WAPO, but using it when it suits you.No, they didn’t lie about it. While campaigning this was research ask Don Jr— HighHeelsDes (@HighheelsDes) October 25, 2017
I thought the Washington Post was fake news?— Theo McDonald (@theocmcd12) October 25, 2017
Now less than 5 hours ago you said that the Washington Post was NOT reliable... when it outed #45. Which one is it? Oh, when it fits #45— LIZ (@lgbeulah) October 25, 2017
why the hell are you using washington post as a source after you said they're not legit?— Andrew Vargha (@andrew_vargha) October 25, 2017
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.