On Sunday, White House Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders revisited an old tactic of hers, one that she tried out around Thanksgiving: She decided to post something obviously false on Twitter, in hopes of looking more like a normal person — rather than the creepy, lying propagandist that she usually is in public.
During the holidays, she tried to connect with Americans with an “I’m just like you!” post about baking a pecan pie. But the effort fell flat once people figured out she was using a stock photo of a pie from a website, rather than a picture of something she made herself.
This time, she’s back to using the official White House Twitter to seem like a regular person by tweeting about her Amazon Echo, which she claims her kid used to “accidentally order” a Batman figurine, simply by shouting “Batman!” over and over into it.
Alexa, we have a problem if my 2 year old can order a Batman toy by yelling “Batman!” over and over again into the Echo pic.twitter.com/7uF0d2fmD8
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 14, 2018
That’s a pretty expensive toy, and this would be horrible if it were true. In fact, I would actually feel bad for Sarah — if I thought for even one second this was possible.
It’s not, of course, and the internet was quick to let her know that this pathetic attempt at normal human interaction via the official White House Twitter was both cringeworthy and laughably false:
Alexa, can you track @PressSec inappropriate use of an official Twitter account? Thanks.
— 🌪️IAmTheStorm🌪️🌊 (@traciemom) January 14, 2018
Is this your personal account? Or professional?
— FAK Cancer (@FakCancer) January 14, 2018
lmao why would you lie abt this
— KT NELSON (@KrangTNelson) January 14, 2018
Me: Alexa what Press Secretary is one of the biggest liars in the history of Press Secretaries?
Alexa: This is a trick question, right? #SarahSanders
— Ambassador, Shithole (@whyisthegingone) January 14, 2018
It wasn’t just inappropriate, it was quickly proven fake:
This is fake news as proven here pic.twitter.com/UDagUWY8c2
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) January 14, 2018
But perhaps even more problematic than just how creepy and false it was is the fact that this could be construed as using an official government channel to disparage a particular company in order to encourage people to use a different product. And it’s not like this administration hasn’t publicly disparaged Amazon a number of times — Trump has never kept his distaste for the company a secret.
Sarah, keep your feeble attempts to look like a normal human to yourself, and maybe there will be one less thing to possibly get prosecuted for.
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