White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders sparked outrage on Monday night after she tweeted an enemies-style list of President Trump’s top critics.
Sanders shared the New York Post’s “Mueller Madness” graphic to Twitter on Monday which featured high-profile cable, print, network and Twitter personalities who have criticized the president.
Sanders asked “which of the angry and hysterical” Trump haters “got it most embarrassingly wrong” about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible Trump campaign collusion.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) March 26, 2019
Attorney General William Barr released his four-page report of principal conclusions from Mueller’s investigation on Sunday. The summary found the evidence “is not sufficient to establish that the president committed an obstruction of justice offense” and reportedly determined no conspiracy with Russia.
The tweet came just hours after the Donald Trump campaign sent TV producers a memo listing the names of past guests who have said on air that there was evidence of collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia, asking networks to not invite those guests back or challenge on their past “outlandish, false” statements in light of the end of the Mueller probe.
Pete Souza, the former White House photographer during President Barack Obama’s time in office, called the tweeted meme “sick and disturbing.”
This is a sick and disturbing tweet by the WH press secretary https://t.co/Tu5XVDLoYi
— Pete Souza (@PeteSouza) March 26, 2019
Is this the White House distributing an enemies list? https://t.co/TirFvdRCsQ
— Jim Brunner (@Jim_Brunner) March 26, 2019
What's this? The White House issuing an official statement calling me "angry and hysterical"? Folks—is it wrong to get a frisson of pleasure from someone making a bad strategic decision? Related question—is it wrong to dine out for decades on the ire of someone you don't respect? https://t.co/nGbYiR1J6O
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) March 26, 2019
Be careful, please.
Sarah Sanders has “punishable by death” on her mind today.https://t.co/KEXdCiwqYO
— Adam Rifkin 🐼 (@ifindkarma) March 26, 2019
My tax dollars are paying your salary to tweet this bullshit
— Sarah Cooper (@sarahcpr) March 26, 2019
How is this an acceptable thing for the White House press secretary to tweet out about members of the press and ordinary American citizens? https://t.co/wVDL923kMf
— Susan Hennessey (@Susan_Hennessey) March 26, 2019