Speaking in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday night, the president denounced what he called "dishonest media corporations who will say anything and do anything to get people to watch their screens or to get people to buy their failing papers."
Asked Thursday, his spokeswoman would not deny to Newsmax the administration was compiling a list of those corporations that are purposefully lying to the public.
But White House deputy press secretary Sarah Sanders would not disclose to us any specific names of the "dishonest media corporations."
"I don't have a folder in my computer for it," she told us during the regular briefing for White House reporters. "But I certainly think we've got some knowledge of very specific instances that have taken place."
As to whether she would disclose these specific instances of the lying media, Sanders replied: "I would be happy when I'm not standing up here to provide a list for you."
Pressed by Newsmax about whether the White House is keeping an ongoing list of media wrongs and whether they would be released, she said only "I'll let you know."
Correspondent Jon Decker was then called on by Sanders and said, "Thanks a lot, Sean —Sarah" — obviously confusing press secretary Sean Spicer with his deputy.
"We look pretty different," Sanders laughed.
She then turned to Newsmax and said "if you're looking for instances of fake news, there's a good one for you. I'm Sarah."
John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.
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