As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, people all across the country are anxiously preparing for the day. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders proved just that after what happened during her last press conference before the big holiday. In fact, she started a bold new rule that has left liberals furious — but it has left the rest of us grinning with pride.
People either love or hate White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Of course, their thoughts are probably dependent upon whether they lean left or right politically. What she most recently did at the last press conference before Thanksgiving has garnered her a few more fans on the right while liberals are downright furious.
As reporters and the press secretary gathered to have their last conference before the holiday, no one knew what Sanders had up her sleeve. However, it didn’t take long for her to throw them off guard when she opened her mouth. The entire room was left stunned when she asked reporters to “follow her lead in stating something they were thankful for before asking their questions,” according to Biz Pac Review.
“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,” said Sanders. “And I think it would be nice for you guys to do so as well before asking your questions.”
Of course, she did as she said and led by example. She listed her family, faith, and military members before she shocked everyone in the room with quite the curveball. “Obviously, you probably know, and it’s no secret, that I’m clearly very thankful for all of you here in the room, and I think that goes without saying,” Sanders said as a few reporters laughed.
“And I’m certainly thankful for the incredible privilege of serving this president and the American people.” Then, turning to the reporters to indicate that it’s their turn to reveal what they’re thankful for she continued, grinning, “If you want to ask a question, I think it’s only fair since I’ve shared what I’m thankful for, that you start off with what you’re thankful for.”
As prompted, reporters began to explain what they were thankful for before they asked their questions. In fact, CNN’s April Ryan stated, “I’m thankful for life, for my children, for 20 years in this job. I’m thankful to be able to talk to you and question you – every single day,” and ABC’s Cecilia Vega bluntly said that she’s thankful for the First Amendment.
However, when other liberals heard what had happened, they were furious, and their vitriol was quick to follow. “I’m thankful that by 2020, you, Trump and his entire regime will be replaced and part of the ash heap of history, Sarah,” one social media user wrote.
“I am thankful for the freedom of the press, a freedom which you retain whether or not you answer this ridiculous question,” another said, while yet another added, “I’m thankful I don’t have to say what I’m thankful for before I ask a question.” One person even found the request to be totally out of context, saying, “Before reporters can ask a question at the WH press briefing, Huckabee Sanders is making them say what they’re thankful for. Bizarre.”
Of course, liberals are blowing it way out of proportion. It was a simple fun exercise to do before Thanksgiving; nothing more and nothing less. Furthermore, it was a request, not an order or a requirement.
It’s a shame that our country is full of such judgmental people who find fault with someone simply asking people to share reasons that they’re thankful in the spirit of the upcoming holiday. Luckily, the majority of us don’t get upset over such trivial matters and are simply proud to be happy and thankful Americans.
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