Why anyone would want to subject themselves to being a guest on The View is beyond me. But I suppose being the White House press secretary prepares you to deal with all sorts of people.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders has done an incredible job as press secretary, arguably one of the toughest jobs in Washington. The way she eloquently and articulately deals with the press day after day is so impressive. With relations between Trump and the media being as bad as they are, I wouldn’t want her job for one second.
But this week, she may have faced her worst interrogation yet. However, she handled it in top form. This week on The View Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her father, Mike Huckabee, courageously entered the lion’s den as guests. In addition to being interviewed by extreme left-wing hosts, she was in front of what I gathered to be a hostile audience as well.
The questions posed to Huckabee were almost all loaded with false pretenses akin to “have you stopped beating your children?” Questions about the Arpaio pardon led with him being a known racist. Every question about Trump predicated with him being a liar. Joy Behar even told her “I feel sorry for you,” assuming poor Sarah is some sort of victim. Still, Sanders answered with clarity and logic.
H/T Fox News
The father/daughter team of Mike Huckabee and Sarah Sanders ended up more like tag-team partners when the show’s hosts got testy on “The View.”
During an interview with the White House press secretary and former Arkansas governor, host Joy Behar asked Huckabee how he could let his daughter defend President Trump after Trump’s past comments about women.
“Trump has said some horrifying things about women,” Behar said.
Huckabee, unfazed, responded that POTUS, “empowered a lot of women,” using his daughter’s current role in the White House as proof.
Co-host Jedediah Bila then chimed in, asking Sanders if she grappled with supporting the business mogul turned politician.
“I’ve spent a lot of time with the President. I’ve never felt anything but respected and empowered to do what I’m there to do every day and that is my job,” Sanders said. “I think he’s an equal opportunity President, he hits men just as hard.”
Whoopi Goldberg also chimed in, chiding Sanders: “You have to get someone in the office who recognizes what the truth is…I will take you just to one point that we can all agree on where was President Obama born and is he an American citizen?”
Sanders interjected that point has been “well addressed.”
Goldberg continued, “That’s a narrative that went on forever. And he (Trump) didn’t clear it up until after he was in office.”
Sanders took over the role of press secretary after Sean Spicer resigned in July. It was announced by former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci. Prior to taking on the role full time, Sanders filled in for Spicer when he was on Naval Reserve duty in May and held the position of Deputy White House Press Secretary.
Perhaps my favorite part is how the hosts try so hard to find something to be positive about, which is the fact Sanders is a woman! And a mother at that! Gasp! The only positive reaction from the crowd was these facts being pointed out.
Then, as quickly as they praise her for the mere fact that she’s a woman and mom, they turn and ask her father “How can you let your daughter defend him (Trump)?” She’s a 35 year old mother of 3, I’m pretty sure her dad doesn’t have to “let” her do anything. I’m no feminazi, but even I see that as condescending to a grown woman.
I loved how Sanders used the mom conversation to take a jab at the press. Sanders has 3 children aged 2, 3 and 5. When asked how she handles it all she replied “They perfectly prepared me to deal with the White House press corps.” I love it. The press corps surely is like a bunch of little kids.
I’m utterly impressed with how Sanders kept her cool. Every question contained a dig and she responded with respect and, most importantly, reason.