Verified leftist Twitter got really upset with White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday after she asked WH reporters to share what they’re thankful for.
With the Thanksgiving holiday coming up on Thursday, Sanders’ insistence that reporters give thanks before asking a question was supposed to be a kindhearted, example-setting gesture. Instead, it angered the left, who devolved into ad hominem attacks and cried about First Amendment infringement.
The leftist hero of the briefing turned out to be Cecilia Vega, who responded that she was thankful for the First Amendment, implying that it may be under attack by the Trump administration.
ABC’s @CeciliaVega tells Sarah Sanders that she thankful for the First Amendment
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) November 20, 2017
— John Diaz (@JohnDiazChron) November 20, 2017
“I’m always thankful for a straight answer to a question. Now: how’s minority government working out?”
— James Ball (@jamesrbuk) November 20, 2017
they should all say they’re thankful for the exit and walk the f out https://t.co/wNRLJlq1wd
— Mark Gongloff (@markgongloff) November 20, 2017
I’m thankful that by 2020, you, Trump and his entire regime will be replaced and part of the ash heap of history, Sarah.
Anyway, you were saying? https://t.co/qeE8tiEWEY
— Steve Marmel (@Marmel) November 20, 2017
I am thankful for the freedom of the press, a freedom which you retain whether or not you answer this ridiculous question.
— Otillia (@o_tilli_a) November 20, 2017
“I’m thankful that awkward briefing is over,” The Washington Post’s Josh Rogin said.
I’m thankful that awkward briefing is over.
— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) November 20, 2017
Well, Sarah Huckabee Sanders just brilliantly demonstrated what I call “corrupted gratitude” in my next book.
— Diana Butler Bass (@dianabutlerbass) November 20, 2017
One verified musician attacked Sanders’ makeup, saying her eyeshadow looks like “Elastigirl’s mask.”
I wouldn’t agree to start off with a thankful-for but if forced I seriously would be like “I am thankful for knowing how to correctly apply eyeshadow such that I don’t look like I’m wearing Elastigirl’s mask” https://t.co/vgWO5MsjTy
— Laura Lorson (@prairielaura) November 20, 2017
I´m thankful for all the people who work daily to separate facts from fiction each and every time Trump says something false. https://t.co/ucyBGdWSgO
— Rafael Mathus Ruiz (@rmathus) November 20, 2017
I am thankful for what remains of the freedom of the press.
— John Iadarola (@johniadarola) November 20, 2017
I’m thankful I live in a democracy, where the free press don’t have to perform like schoolchildren for gov’t authority figures. https://t.co/1yhifiTYJw
— David Roberts (@drvox) November 20, 2017
I’m thankful I don’t have to say what I’m thankful for before I ask a question.
— Paul Farhi (@farhip) November 20, 2017
“Bizarre,” Will Sommer of The Hill said about the exercise.
Before reporters can ask a question at the WH press briefing, Huckabee Sanders is making them say what they’re thankful for. Bizarre.
— Will Sommer (@willsommer) November 20, 2017
Sarah Slanders forcing reporters to state what they’re thankful for before she doesn’t answer their question. So painful to watch. Like a cabinet meeting.
— Philippe Reines (@PhilippeReines) November 20, 2017