Sarah Huckabee Sanders lied about baking a chocolate nut cake for Thanksgiving. The White House press secretary further ruined the national holiday by humiliating the press by asking why they are grateful.
Emily Miller | Special for The Washington Post
Sarah Huckabee Sanders lied about baking a chocolate nut cake for Thanksgiving. The press secretary of the White House ruined the national holiday by humiliating the press asking them why they were grateful.
Although none of this is true, attacking Sanders personally has become the latest and lowest means of attacking President Donald Trump.
"Piegate" started after Sanders shared a picture on Thursday of a chocolate-nut cake with the title: "I do not cook much these days, but I got this chocolate cake with pecans for Thanksgiving. on the family farm! "
April Ryan, the US correspondent for Radio Urbana and CNN political badyst, tweeted at Sanders the next day: "Show us at a table."
Then he added: "I'm not trying to be funny, but people are We already tell you #piegate and #fakepie. Show us at the table with people eating it and a picture of you cooking it."
Ryan's suggestion that Sanders used A file photo launched a viral debate involving every corner of the crust and glazed pecan of the foot.
Sanders responded to the second tweet with grace: "Do not worry @AprilDRyan because I'm kind, I'm going to bake one for you next week 😉 #RealPie #FakeNews."
the media get scared every time the White House uses the term "false news" to refer to "liberal biased news", but in this case, a CNN badyst was actually spreading false news, which has not been supplied or informed and do not have factual, base information.
Ryan's false news was so influential that other liberal media kept the issue going. Joy Reid, from MSNBC, said she "can not verify if Sanders cooked that cake."
Did someone on MSNBC call the White House and ask? Todd Stearns of Fox News did, and Sanders said, "Of course I made the cake." He added that "I do it for every family reunion on vacation and I've done it for years."
Sanders was also attacked for asking reporters, in a pre-Thanksgiving session, to state why they were grateful before asking their questions. Sanders began by saying that she was grateful, among other things, for the people in the room, their faith and their family. Reporters almost all responded in kind, which gave the generally antagonistic reporting room a friendlier atmosphere.
Sanders is a practicing Christian, who prays before doing the daily briefing, so one would think that he would be given the benefit of the doubt in understanding this as an effort of goodwill to transcend partisanship.
That was not what happened.
Newspaper columnist Dana Milbank called the gesture "infantilizing the press corps" and wrote that he was "deeply grateful that Trump and so many of his designees turned out to be incompetent." Well, that's the whole spirit of Thanksgiving.
As he piled up, his colleague Kathleen Parker said that Sanders' request was "to cover his usual condescension with false camaraderie."
The evil of Thanksgiving was not even the lowest his attacks on Sanders.
Earlier this month, Los Angeles Times writer David Horsey began his article: "Sarah Huckabee Sanders does not look like the kind of woman Donald Trump would choose as her chief spokesperson." She went on to say that "she looks more like a slightly chunky soccer mom who organizes snacks for children's games."
The reaction to this piece, especially the reference to Sanders weight, was so fast that the Times removed everything from the column and added an apology from the author. This is not a standard procedure in newspapers. Written text usually remains in the piece, unless it is incorrect. There is no way for the Times to do it because it cares about Trump's followers. He cares about female readers. And we do not like men who judge our weight and appearance at work.
Sanders has thick skin and strong faith. None of these personal attacks seems to reach her, no matter how low and evil. She knows that her purpose is to defend and promote the policies of the president and the administration. At some point, the elite clbad of media experts will realize that by attacking Sanders, they are the ones who end up looking bad.
Miller is a journalist and author of "Emily Gets Her Gun". She was also deputy press secretary of the State Department in the administration of George W. Bush.