LA Times Columnist Body Shames Sarah Huckabee Sanders

“Sanders looks more like a slightly chunky soccer mom who organizes snacks for the kids’ games” – L.A. Times columnist David Horsey

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is the bomb when it comes to handling the press. She throws a punch, and does it with absolute brilliance.

Los Angeles Politics Columnist Davis Horsey obviously did not have anything intelligent to say or ask, so he went straight into insults and body shaming, calling Sanders a “chunky soccer mom.” Isn’t that what the left created safe-spaces for? A little hypocritical there if you ask me.

Fox News reports:

Horsey originally wrote Wednesday that Sanders “does not look like the kind of woman” that President Donald Trump would chose for the high-profile role, assuming he would prefer “sleek beauties with long legs and stiletto heels” who could pass for “arm candy” in addition to serving as the White House’s top spokesperson.

The Times’ two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and columnist went on to mention that first daughter Ivanka Trump and first lady Melania Trump are closer to the “Barbie dolls in short, tight skirts” that he envisions Trump preferring at the press briefing podium on a regular basis.

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Perhaps he is just upset that Trump is surrounded by beautiful women and he is not? Who knows.

“By comparison, Sanders looks more like a slightly chunky soccer mom who organizes snacks for the kids’ games,” Horsey continued, “Rather than the fake eyelashes and formal dresses she puts on for news briefings, Sanders seems as if she’d be more comfortable in sweats and running shoes.”

“Yet, even if Trump privately wishes he had a supermodel for a press secretary, he is lucky to have Sanders,” he added. Is that a backhanded compliment? Perhaps he should stick to cartoons.

Sanders, who was promoted from deputy press secretary when Sean Spicer stepped down earlier this year, is the daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. She has been working in politics her entire adult life and is well respected among GOP insiders.

Back in 2010, well before landing a job in Trump’s White House, Time named her one of its “40 under 40,” a group of young civic leaders that the magazine considered “rising stars of American politics.”

However, the Times columnist went on to call Sanders a liar, a “failure” and a “pro” at being ignorant. He also, in another recent column about the recent allegations of powerful men sexually harassing women, referred to Trump as a “sexually aggressive creep.”


Fox News asked for a comment from the Times, and shortly after, all mention of Sanders and her appearances was taken down. Horsey also added a note that stated:

“I want to apologize to Times readers – and to Sarah Huckabee Sanders — for a description that was insensitive and failed to meet the standards of our newspaper. It also failed to meet the expectations I have for myself. It surely won’t be my last mistake, but this particular error will be scrupulously avoided in my future commentaries. I’ve removed the offending description.”

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