Sarah Huckabee Sanders gets huffy in Twitter photo correction
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders doesn’t have time for your nit-picky, detail-oriented technicality bull, Twitter.
The secretary took a break from echoing her boss’s venom-spewing at former FBI directer James Comey Saturday to herald Trump’s airstrikes on Syria in retribution for the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons on its own people.
The tweet, posted on Saturday night, 24 hours after the airstrikes were carried out, garnered lots of reactions that forced a follow-up from Sanders, but not for the reasons you might expect. Like general opposition to the strikes or all of those old Trump tweets from the Obama era which Trump has now, uh, directly contradicted.
No, perturbed people called out the photo for not being from the actual meeting in which Trump ordered the strikes.
It might seem to be a bit picky to go after Sanders for that, but, then again, this is an administration that has railed against what it alleges is “fake news.”
That is an incredible photo Sarah given that Pence was in Peru.
— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) April 15, 2018
Wow, does Pence has magical powers to make it back from Peru to attend this meeting? Or is this “fake news”? 🤔
— Kaluš (@fitserbmomma) April 15, 2018
Like everything else that comes out of your mouth on behalf of the Trump administration, this photo is a lie.
— Adam McLane (@mclanea) April 15, 2018
All of this forced Sanders to send a somewhat salty reply on Sunday.
As I said, the President put our adversaries on notice that he enforces red lines with the strike on Syria Friday night. The photo was taken Thursday in the Situation Room during Syria briefing.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) April 15, 2018
To be fair, when you’re the press secretary for a president who likes to criticize news coverage he doesn’t like, but then continues to dig his own hole deeper with more bad news, you’d probably be drained by such parsing, as well.
So clean your pallette with this tremendous moment of zen reading by Sanders from the White House easter egg roll a few short weeks ago.
Ah, just another day in paradise.