When Sean Spicer stepped down from his role as White House Press Secretary, many felt that Americans were going to be in for a treat when Sarah Huckabee Sanders took his place. So far, she has not let anyone down in terms of delivering stinging truth and a quick wit.
During her latest press conference, she was asked by reporters about a comment that President Trump had made concerning Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s IQ. The media pushed Sanders, asking her how Tillerson would ever manage to get anything done with the president “questioning his intelligence.” The White House press secretary put them in their place by telling them that they need to “get a sense of humor.”
It all started when President Trump interviewed with Forbes. At one point in the interview, he was asked about the claim that Tillerson had called him a “moron” this past summer.
Trump responded, with zero ill intent, and said, “I think it’s fake news, but if he did that, I guess we’ll have to compare IQ tests. And I can tell you who is going to win.”
Obviously, this sent the media into a frenzy. As Sanders pointed out, the media is more concerned with “who likes who” as opposed to real problems in the country.
There is some talk that President Trump has turned leading the country into a reality show, but if those same people stopped to ask, “Who is really treating this like a reality show?” the obvious answer is the press.
Many have argued that the president is merely being a human being, joking, and showing emotion. But in the eyes of the media, any word he says, or any action he takes part in, is critiqued, analyzed, and clung to as if it is the most important thing in the entire universe.
Sanders, with a clear look of annoyance, told the media: “He wasn’t questioning the secretary of state’s intelligence.” She continued, “He made a joke. Maybe you guys should get a sense of humor and try it sometime.”
Sanders went on to explain that the president has all the confidence in the world in Tillerson, according to Fox News. She went on to accuse the media of bringing up situations that are not relevant to this country at all. They were caught up in something that was intended as a joke, instead of pursuing important news.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, on comments about an IQ battle, quipped about the need to “get a sense of humor.” Should news conferences focus on news?
In fact, Tillerson came out just last week during a news conference and said that the president is doing a great job. He continued by saying that he still has a strong commitment to this administration, and by that statement’s default, the country.
These are the kinds of stories that are coming up more frequently when Sarah Huckabee Sanders comes out to speak. It is easy to tell that she is getting tired of answering these completely non news-related questions.
She has managed to show that despite the hype the media attempts to create, she is willing to come forward and pass the truth along for the American people to see and hear with their own eyes and ears despite all the “fake news” out there.