Sarah Huckabee Sanders, if not already near the top of my spirit animal totem, just moved several slots up. CNN’s lead diaper model, Jim Acosta, laid down his pacifier long enough to ask Sarah to denounce Trump’s recent “the press is the enemy of the people!” comments. Comments which have Acosta grabbing for his nappie. Sarah Huckabee Sanders didn’t walk back Trump’s words. Instead, she lotioned her hands and gave Jimmy the spanking of his life.
This Sarah Sanders vs. Acosta exchange is 🔥
Acosta: "Is the press the enemy of the people?"
Sarah: "The media has attacked me personally on a number of occasions, including your own network [CNN]. Said I should be harassed as a life sentence, that I should be choked…." pic.twitter.com/qlqJWezMIG
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) August 2, 2018
Sure, I could find a gif which best represents what Sarah just did to Acosta. But it wouldn’t be suitable for children under 25. What Sarah did was verbal sodomy. Only people who misunderstand metaphors will disagree with me. But those are the same people who say things like “That literally blew my mind.” So screw ’em.
We can debate if Trump’s use of “enemy of the people” in regards to the press was appropriate. But for a whiny member of the press, to ask Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who’s been personally attacked by the press, to defend the press, just seems one too many stretches too far. Though she may be one of our spirit animals, Sarah is still but a mere mortal with mortal limitations.
Plus Acosta had it coming.