(National Sentinel) Petty and Classless: Two liberal male columnists have attacked White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders over her appearance and weight, with one claiming she looks more like a “chunky soccer mom.”
In a Wednesday column in the Los Angeles Times, columnist David Horsey wrote on Sanders’ appearance, writing that she “looks more like a slightly chunky soccer mom who organizes snacks for the kids’ games.”
“Rather than the fake eyelashes and formal dresses she puts on for news briefings, Sanders seems as if she’d be more comfortable in sweats and running shoes,” Horsey wrote.
“Yet, even if Trump privately wishes he had a supermodel for a press secretary, he is lucky to have Sanders,” he added.
Also, Horsey drew a cartoon that was published along with his column featuring a caricature of Sanders in a military uniform standing behind a podium, calling it “Big Mother.”
After receiving a great deal of criticism, Horsey issued an apology that not everyone, especially supporters of President Donald J. Trump and his administration, was not likely to accept.
“I want to apologize to Times readers — and to Sarah Huckabee Sanders — for a description that was insensitive and failed to meet the standards of our newspaper,” Horsey wrote.
“It also failed to meet the expectations I have for myself,” he continued.
Horsey concluded, “It surely won’t be my last mistake, but this particular error will be scrupulously avoided in my future commentaries.”
But then on Friday, a columnist with The New York Times, Frank Bruni, also mocked Sanders over her southern accent.
After contending that Sanders “needs a vocabulary lesson,” Frank Bruni wrote that she is “serving a function other than communication, which turns out not to be her forte.”
“To listen to her pronounce ‘priorities’ is akin to hearing the air seep out of a flat tire, and she leaves half of the consonants on the curb,” Bruni added parenthetically over her accent.
“She’s awful at this,” wrote Bruni, referring to Sanders’ capabilities as White House press secretary. “But that makes her an excellent fit for an administration in which mediocrity, inadequate experience and nepotism run rampant.”
Unlike Horsey, Bruni has not apologized.
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