Thanksgiving is a day many Americans take time to reflect and give thanks to all that they have – freedom, family, faith, our military and even President Trump. So why is it then that the MSM feel it is ‘bizarre’ when they are asked by White House press secretary Sanders to share something they are thankful about? I
“This will be our last press briefing before the Thanksgiving holiday in this room so I want to share a few things that I’m thankful for,” Sanders said to reporters, according to The Hill.
“And I think it would be nice for you guys to do so as well before asking your questions.”
Sanders said she was thankful for her family, her faith and those who serve in the military.
“Obviously, you probably know, and it’s not secret, that I’m clearly very thankful for all of you here in the room, and I think that goes without saying,” she added.
“And I’m certainly thankful for the incredible privilege of serving this president and the American people,” she said.
It didn’t take long for hate to emerge on Twitter, even after a non-partisan call for thankfulness.
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://twitter.com/axios/status/932707069173608449 …
Another user attacked Sanders’ application of eye-shadow because, well, liberalism.
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
Others thought it was “bizarre.”
Before reporters can ask a question at the WH press briefing, Huckabee Sanders is making them say what they’re thankful for. Bizarre.
But considering Thanksgiving is Thursday, the question is not bizarre at all.
Some people accused Sanders of treating reporters like children. But let’s face it — the mainstream media has acted like spoiled brats since President Donald Trump won the election. They have attempted to smear his name and have spread lies about him.
The MSM is nothing but spoiled brats and total morons. Are you serious? They have a problem with saying what they are ‘thankful for’ on the day before America celebrates Thanksgiving?
I’m sorry, but most Americans on Thanksgiving day will be doing just that! Taking a moment to reflect on all those things we are thankful for — family, faith, friends, freedom, our military, jobs, our homes and even Trump as president.
Thanksgiving is a day of giving thanks.
Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in Canada, the United States, some of the Caribbean islands, and Liberia. It began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Similarly named festival holidays occur in Germany and Japan. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States, and around the same part of the year in other places. Although Thanksgiving has historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, it has long been celebrated as a secular holiday as well.
Prayers of thanks and special thanksgiving ceremonies are common among almost all religions after harvests and at other times. The Thanksgiving holiday’s history in North America is rooted in English traditions dating from the Protestant Reformation. It also has aspects of a harvest festival, even though the harvest in New England occurs well before the late-November date on which the modern Thanksgiving holiday is celebrated.
In the English tradition, days of thanksgiving and special thanksgiving religious services became important during the English Reformation in the reign of Henry VIII and in reaction to the large number of religious holidays on the Catholic calendar. Before 1536 there were 95 Church holidays, plus 52 Sundays, when people were required to attend church and forego work and sometimes pay for expensive celebrations. The 1536 reforms reduced the number of Church holidays to 27, but some Puritans wished to completely eliminate all Church holidays, including Christmas and Easter. The holidays were to be replaced by specially called Days of Fasting or Days of Thanksgiving, in response to events that the Puritans viewed as acts of special providence. Unexpected disasters or threats of judgement from on high called for Days of Fasting. Special blessings, viewed as coming from God, called for Days of Thanksgiving. For example, Days of Fasting were called on account of drought in 1611, floods in 1613, and plagues in 1604 and 1622. Days of Thanksgiving were called following the victory over the Spanish Armada in 1588 and following the deliverance of Queen Anne in 1705. An unusual annual Day of Thanksgiving began in 1606 following the failure of the Gunpowder Plot in 1605 and developed into Guy Fawkes Day on November 5.
In the United States, the modern Thanksgiving holiday tradition is traced to a sparsely documented 1621 celebration at Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts, and also to a well recorded 1619 event in Virginia. The 1621 Plymouth feast and thanksgiving was prompted by a good harvest. Pilgrims and Puritans who began emigrating from England in the 1620s and 1630s carried the tradition of Days of Fasting and Days of Thanksgiving with them to New England. The 1619 arrival of 38 English settlers at Berkeley Hundred in Charles City County, Virginia, concluded with a religious celebration as dictated by the group’s charter from the London Company, which specifically required “that the day of our ships arrival at the place assigned … in the land of Virginia shall be yearly and perpetually kept holy as a day of thanksgiving to Almighty God.”