WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week, President Donald Trump drew criticism when he announced via Twitter that he had given his Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, permission to stop doing press briefings from the White House. Trump cited the press treating Ms. Huckabee Sanders “rudely & inaccurately” in a tweet.
The reason Sarah Sanders does not go to the “podium” much anymore is that the press covers her so rudely & inaccurately, in particular certain members of the press. I told her not to bother, the word gets out anyway! Most will never cover us fairly & hence, the term, Fake News!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 22, 2019
This morning a reporter from The Los Angeles Tribune happened to come upon the president as he returned back to the White House from his routine doughnut/coffee/nacho cheese dipped pretzel/KFC/McDonald’s run. She asked him if he thinks it’s fair that Huckabee Sanders collect her salary — which is roughly $180,000 — for not working, especially while there are almost a million furloughed government employees not getting a paycheck during the government shutdown he proudly told Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) he would take the blame for last month.
Trump admitted the reporter had a “point” but he dismissed it entirely.
“I dismiss that question entirely,” Trump said, waving what looked like a baby hand poking out from his over-sized black duster that he wears even indoors, in an effort to look more slim and trim. “The bottom line is that I had to shut the government down to get my monument — er I mean — for border security. And besides, everyone kept complaining that all Sarah does is lie all the time, and keeping her from going out there was literally the only way to keep her from lying.”
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White House doctors confirmed that what Trump said is true.
“We’ve been over and over Sarah’s charts, and she’s definitely got a very rare condition,” Dr. Brook James told the media. “She’s got Gumflapitis, which presents with symptoms that include: making terrible jokes only you and your corpulent father thinks are funny, smoky eyes, and the inability to open one’s mouth without lies spewing out.”
Reached for comment, former Press Secretary Sean Spicer gave kudos to both Trump and Sanders.
“This is the smartest way to look innocent, period,” Spicer said. “In no way does it look like, to normal, intelligent people, that they’re hiding stuff, or that they literally are incapable of telling the American people the truth, period. Also, Donald Trump can fly and Sarah Huckabee Sanders doesn’t even like nacho cheese, period.”
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