Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders faced the wrath of the internet after appearing on Fox News on Tuesday night to criticize Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg.
“If he continues to rise, he is gonna have serious problems with women, with African-Americans. His record, his language is offensive and atrocious. Then again, maybe he can buy the DNC just like Hillary did and steal it from Bernie like they did in 2016,” she said.
“Either way, I think this is a great night for President Trump,” Sanders added.
Bloomberg has recently faced criticism after audio recordings re-emerged in which he defended New York City’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy and the profiling of racial minorities.
But many people noted that President Donald Trump has his own “serious problems” with women and African-American voters.
Former congresswoman Katie Hill (D-CA) described Sanders’ comments as “painfully blind.”
Trump biographer and Bloomberg campaign operative Tim O’Brien weighed in as well:
Sarah Sanders must have forgotten that she works for a vicious, foul-mouthed sexual predator and racist who straddles bad taste and bad judgment like a colossus. https://t.co/KQtrka2U7b
— Tim O'Brien (@TimOBrien) February 12, 2020
As did Michael Steele, the former head of the Republican National Committee:
OK. 🤦🏽♂️ Lets try this: “Sarah Sanders says Donald Trump will have serious problems with Women and African Americans. She also says his language is offensive and atrocious”. Now THAT’s believable. https://t.co/mdhJmhSUh9
— Michael Steele (@MichaelSteele) February 12, 2020
See more responses below:
Didn’t predict plot twist in which Sarah Sanders becomes a comedian https://t.co/vFUzdkgrTJ
— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) February 12, 2020
Sarah Sanders, the most dishonest Press Secretary in history.
Everything they accuse others of, EVERYTHING, is exactly what they are.
In the dictionary, under the word hypocrite, is a photo of this lying sack of dog feces. https://t.co/P7gTQDbEAd
— Just Elizabeth (@Eiggam5955) February 12, 2020
— Jonathan Franks (@jonfranks) February 12, 2020
I wonder if Sarah Sanders knows the meaning of the word "ironic?" pic.twitter.com/A9tLS0NwWo
— Jen (@JenTusch) February 12, 2020
Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ statements are the verbal equivalent of toxic oil spills, you can actually watch the wildlife immediately around her die
— maura quint (@behindyourback) February 12, 2020
Sarah Sanders’s hypocritical attack on Bloomberg can only help him gain more support — even among those who (rightly) consider him an imperfect candidate. https://t.co/anSJnwqOah
— Ali A. Rizvi (@aliamjadrizvi) February 12, 2020
— Del Shores (@DelShores) February 12, 2020
I’m guessing Sarah Sanders was hired by Trump for their shared love of lack of self-awareness. https://t.co/rshS1ukHN3
— Eric Wolfson (@EricWolfson) February 12, 2020
How pathetic of @SarahHuckabee. @realDonaldTrump endorsed stop and frisk in 2016 and doubled down on the Central Park 5. She’s knows it. Shut up and talk about your own boss and his hateful past and language https://t.co/IsrwxJJBtl
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) February 12, 2020
Sarah Sanders calling Bloomberg’s language “atrocious” and saying he’ll have trouble w/PoC and women, after she herself lied for a racist bully sexual predator who mocked the disabled and incessantly hurled vile insults, is a clear symptom of Stage IV Stockholm Syndrome. pic.twitter.com/9WuSDT5Ek5
— PassMeAPickle (@CeeLeeMusic) February 12, 2020
‘Don’t listen to them’: Insurance industry front group to run ads attacking Medicare for All during Democratic debate
"We are winning, so the industry is attacking Medicare for All to protect their profits and help the politicians defending those profits."
The Partnership for America's Health Care Future, an insurance industry front group formed in 2018 to combat Medicare for All, announced Wednesday that it will run television and social media ads against healthcare reform during the Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas.
Bernie Sanders was so close to a primary against Obama in 2011 that Dems were ‘absolutely panicked’: report
In an article for The Atlantic this Wednesday, Edward-Isaac Dovere recounts the time that Bernie Sanders tried to primary Barack Obama -- a move that Sanders was close to achieving that former Democratic Senator Harry Reid had to intervene to stop him.
The event, which hasn't been previously reported, took place in the summer of 2011 and reportedly had the Obama campaign "absolutely panicked"
While Sanders' Obama plan never went through, the relationship between the two has been strained ever since. "Now Obama, the beloved former leader of the Democratic Party, and Sanders, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, are facing a new and especially fraught period in their relationship," Dovere writes. "To Obama, Sanders is a lot of what’s wrong with Democrats: unrelenting, unrealistic, so deep in his own fight that he doesn’t see how many people disagree with him or that he’s turning off people who should be his allies. To Sanders, it’s Obama who represents a lot of what’s wrong with Democrats: overly compromising, and so obsessed with what isn’t possible that he’s lost all sense of what is."
Bloomberg paying private citizens $2500 a month to text and tweet his praises from their personal social media accounts
Billionaire Mike Bloomberg is paying hundreds of private citizens $2500 a month to tell their friends, family members, and co-workers they support his presidential candidacy. In exchange for the money supporters are expected to text and use their personal social media accounts to boost the former NYC mayor’s prospects. The program is costing him millions of dollars a month, the Wall Street Journal reports.