White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made an unintentional cameo on Murphy Brown Thursday night after the title character charged her way into White House Briefing Room and challenged Sanders on her dishonesty.
Brown, played by Candice Bergen, took over a reporter’s turn to speak, which Sanders said was “inappropriate.”
“Excuse me, if you really want to talk about what’s inappropriate, how about the way you do your job?” Brown quipped. “The role of the White House press secretary is to create transparency in the government and tell the American people the truth, but that’s not what happens in this room.”
Social media loved it.
I LOVED THIS EPISODE! So Great when she called out @pressec as a LIAR and sad state of affairs that none of her fellow reporters took a stand, just like reality. No one calls out these liars to their faces, as they should. #FakePresident https://t.co/HTq26OeJLk via @HuffPostEnt
— Space Jesus (@SpaceyJesus) October 5, 2018
“If we cant even get to the truth, then why are we even here ?”
Sarah Sanders response to #MurphyBrown
“That’s a ridiculous question “
SPOT ON FOLKS
— Mistress_BookHookah (@BookHookah) October 5, 2018
I wish somebody would do in real life what Murphy Brown just did on tv. Somebody needs to call out that nothing but lies come from the white house press conferences, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders needs to be held accountable for her daily barrage of untruths. #MurphyBrown
— Stacy Hibbs (@StacyHibbs3) October 5, 2018
Murphy confronting Sarah Huckabee Sanders was powerful. I loved every single second of it. #murphybrown
— Marcus S., the 20th Angry Democrat (@nirvanafanclub) October 5, 2018
— Sal Serafino (@SalSerafino) October 5, 2018
Question to Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Why do you lie?
Damn good question, I say.#MurphyBrown
— Emily Miller 🌈 (@EmilyRB) October 5, 2018
Would love to see a real reporter question Sarah Huckabee Sanders the way #MurphyBrown did tonight!
— Belinda Rolicheck (@brolicheck) October 5, 2018
Perfect, #MurphyBrown letting Sarah Huckabee Sanders have it, the way we would all like to!!
— acitrep (@acitrep) October 5, 2018
#MurphyBrown crashed a daily press briefing to ask Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Why do you lie? If only Murphy weren’t a fictional journalist.
— DeeDeeDub (@darciedoodle) October 5, 2018
"Why do you lie?" #MurphyBrown someone should really ask that question to Sarah Huckabee Sanders
— justaverage1 (@justaverage1) October 5, 2018
Yes queen #murphybrown Drag Sarah Sanders through the MUDD
— RedhairedMere (@RedhairedM) October 5, 2018
I wish Sarah Huckabee Sanders would get asked why does she lie at every press briefing. #MurphyBrown
— Mindy Haltiwanger (@westwingwolf) October 5, 2018
Brown continued her forceful rebuke of Sanders and President Donald Trump’s administration.