Saturday Night Live went after Sarah Huckabee Sanders last night in nasty fashion. Look, if Sarah was a Democrat, the media complex would adore her. A strong woman who takes no guff from anyone and who smart enough to go toe to toe with the press on a daily basis should be saluted, not denigrated.
Yet that is what the left does and Saturday Night Live went low last night with a skit asking Sarah how she slept at night because she works for Trump. But today in a far-reaching interview in the New Yorker she got even. Of Hillary Clinton Sarah said,
“She has shown her utter contempt for anyone that doesn’t support her and doesn’t think like her, and I think that’s a really scary thing to have in a President… I grew up in Arkansas. I lived under the Clinton machine. My dad fought against it his entire political career.”
Of dealing with the White House press corps on a daily basis, which is no easy job, she said, “The odds are stacked against you. I like it, though. Nervous adrenaline is good.”
On LeBron James she said, It had just been announced that LeBron James had signed a four-year contract, worth a hundred and fifty-three million dollars, with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Trump Administration has repeatedly tried to counter charges of racism by highlighting a rise in African-American employment.
At one point, Shine told Sanders that she should say, “If you don’t think the economy’s doing well, ask LeBron James how he’s doing under President Trump.” Sanders declined, saying, “I’ve got enough problems without bringing LeBron into it.” A month later, Trump posted a tweet insulting James’s intelligence.
Then she went after her critics like Saturday Night Live who can’t stand that she works for Trump:
“I’m not going to my office expecting it to be my church,” she answered. “Frankly, if people of faith don’t get involved in the dirty process, then you’re missing the entire point of what we’re called to do. You’re not called to go into the places where everyone already thinks like you and is a believer—you have to go onto a stage where they’re not.” She went on, “You have to take that message into the darkest places, and the dirtiest places, and the most tainted and dysfunctional places. If you can influence even one person, that’s what you’re supposed to do.” (Later, Sanders said that she was speaking broadly, about her social duty as a Christian and not about the White House.)
“We all need help,” she said. “That’s the whole basis of Christianity. No one is perfect. We are all sinners.” I asked her if she considered Trump racist. She said no.
Here is the Saturday Night Live skit where they went after Sarah.