According to reporting from both New York Times correspondent Maggie Haberman and CNN's Jake Tapper, the White House refused all entreaties to provide a spokesperson to any of the Sunday morning cable shows -- which had the Internet laughing at their cowardice.
On Saturday night, CNN's Brian Stetler tweeted: "Per @maggieNYT,"no one from the White House" is booked on the Sunday shows this week. Not for lack of trying. "And no one in House or Senate GOP leadership," @JakeTapper adds. Again, not for lack of trying."
That brought out the criticism, with one Twitter commnter noting: "They're too busy trying to find lawyers."
You can read more jabs below:
Per @maggieNYT, "no one from the White House" is booked on the Sunday shows this week. Not for lack of trying. "And… https://t.co/SP3lOjLJbS— Brian Stelter (@Brian Stelter) 1570313726.0
@brianstelter @maggieNYT @jaketapper So who will be trotted our to kick hornets nests and stir up conspiracy theori… https://t.co/eVOyKutfPm— 🌕🥷🏼Dark Money Detective (@🌕🥷🏼Dark Money Detective) 1570314737.0
@brianstelter @maggieNYT @jaketapper Trump can’t get anyone to go on tv and blame Rick Perry? Sad— Bear’s Ears (@Bear’s Ears) 1570321225.0
@brianstelter @GlennKesslerWP @maggieNYT @jaketapper Give 'em a break, they're too busy trying to find lawyers— Janis Dauer 😷🌎🌤 (@Janis Dauer 😷🌎🌤) 1570321021.0
@brianstelter @joanwalsh @maggieNYT @jaketapper The entire GOP https://t.co/fT4YSdbxZz— Suzan Scott (@Suzan Scott) 1570314313.0
@brianstelter @maggieNYT @jaketapper They know it’s a disaster, so they’re sheltering in place. They can run but they can’t hide forever...— Breonna’s Life Matters #BLM 🌊 🇺🇸🌊 (@Breonna’s Life Matters #BLM 🌊 🇺🇸🌊) 1570314414.0
@brianstelter @maggieNYT @jaketapper Wait, pearl clutching @LindseyGrahamSC won't be grabbing her pearls on Fake F… https://t.co/4VUs5LhGNn— Carolyn Witherspoon🌊🇺🇸🌊🇺🇸 (@Carolyn Witherspoon🌊🇺🇸🌊🇺🇸) 1570335310.0
@brianstelter @maggieNYT @jaketapper How do they defend their mob boss?— Gerry Levine (@Gerry Levine) 1570322601.0
@brianstelter @maggieNYT @jaketapper Treasonous cowards the lot of them. They won't defend him, but they won't go o… https://t.co/RlbvPWEip7— Merritt Kelly (@Merritt Kelly) 1570331364.0
@brianstelter @gtconway3d @maggieNYT @jaketapper It's happening GOP as Reservoir DOGS https://t.co/nxKiO5Pfpb— Students for Democracy (@Students for Democracy) 1570325861.0