When CNN Can’t Pronounce Indian-American Trump Aide’s Name, Sarah Sanders Makes Them Pay
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders wasted no time torching a CNN host for refusing to pronounce the name of Indian-American Trump aide Raj Shah Monday morning.
CNN host Chris Cuomo referred to Raj Shah as “Raj whatever-his-name-is” during a segment condemning President Donald Trump for being racially insensitive.
“Remember … we went to the White House when it happened, and Raj whatever-his-name-is didn’t back off the words,” Cuomo said earlier Monday.
Shah, who serves as the principal deputy White House press secretary, is the son of immigrants from India. After the segment, Shah tweeted out this message to the host and the network:
— Raj Shah (@RajShah45) January 15, 2018
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders piled on, noting how CNN has a long history of not being ableto properly identify Shah:
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 15, 2018
Late last year, CNN misidentified Shah in a segment. Sanders torched them for it:
Chris Cuomo, who is the brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, apologized to Shah later Monday afternoon.
Sorry for the mistake, Raj. Won’t happen again. Please know that you are welcome to come on the show anytime. https://t.co/kw669MfP0a
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) January 15, 2018