Sarah Huckabee Sanders Wants Everyone to Stop Calling Her a Liar — Prefers ‘Fat Soccer Mom’ Instead
Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been called a lot of things — but “liar” is what really gets under her skin.
The former White House press secretary told the New York Times that she was “attacked for everything” while working in the Oval Office, but questions about her truthfulness have rankled her the most.
Sanders said, “I was called a fat soccer mom, my kids were threatened, my life was threatened. It was a lot … I don’t like being called a liar. The other stuff bothered me far less.”
But people on Twitter were quick to respond that she is on the record in the Mueller report admitting that she made statements about the firing of FBI director James Comey that were not based on facts. Specifically, she told the press that “countless members of the F.B.I.” had told her they lost confidence in Comey. But Sanders revealed in the Mueller report that those comments were made “in the heat of the moment” and were not founded on anything. She has repeatedly referred to those statements as a “slip” or “slip of the tongue.”
As a result, #SarahSandersIsALiar trended on Twitter all day Monday.
As #SarahSandersIsALiar trends, let’s remember #SovietSarah Huckabee, who lied incessantly, not only doesn’t like being called a liar, she actually said she considers herself an “honest person.” No, really.@SarahHuckabeepic.twitter.com/5blIXxAajx
— Bryan Dawson (@BryanDawsonUSA) November 26, 2019
But Sanders, 37, is enjoying lots of love in her home state of Arkansas, where her father Mike Huckabee served as governor for more than a decade before running for president twice.
“I’m just excited to have people clap when I come up to a podium,” she told the Times. “It’s very different from what I’m used to. All I can say is thank God I’m back in Arkansas.”
Indeed, a small-business owner in Arkansas told the paper that “the main thing I like about Sanders is her honesty.” The woman, Carla Shelton, added that Sanders has a “bad rap because people are offended that she does tell the truth. I’m 100% behind her.”
And Sanders plans to run for governor, herself, when the seat opens up in 2023, telling the Times that she has been “called” to the office.
“There are two types of people who run for office: People that are called and people that just want to be a senator or governor. I feel like I’ve been called,” she said, without clarifying whether the public or a higher power was doing the calling. “It’s the role I’ve been pushed into. I wouldn’t want to do that if I wasn’t the right person to fit what the state needed at that time.”
Meanwhile, she has become a paid contributor to Fox News, and she is working on a memoir expected to come out before the 2020 presidential election.
Take a look:
Sorry, @SarahHuckabee , you are a liar. If you didn't want to be called one, you should have been honest as the Press Sec. You weren't. You were a liar. People who don't tell the truth are liars., We learn that at a very young age. #SarahSandersIsALiar
— Chris Joncoaltz (@chrisjoncoaltz) November 25, 2019
— Tara Dublin Needs An Agent (@taradublinrocks) November 25, 2019
It’s sad that the state of mental health care has declined in America to the point that this delusional person thinks she can pathologically lie her way into the Arkansas governors office. #SarahSandersIsALiar
— Michele Holmes (@Michele31185541) November 25, 2019
During her time at the White House, Sarah Sanders lied, misled, distorted, obfuscated, flip-flopped, lied about flip-flopping, flip-flopped about lying, fabricated, misinformed, misrepresented, unhinged her jaw and spewed lies like a fire hose, and fibbed. #SarahSandersIsALiar
— Middle Age Riot (@middleageriot) November 25, 2019
#SarahSandersIsALiar If she doesn’t like being called a liar she shouldn’t have spent all her time in the WH press corp telling lies. She is a lying liar and will always be known as one.
— GreyLady (@GreyLady8152) November 25, 2019