It’s nearly Thanksgiving and on Tuesday the White House held its annual turkey pardon (I know, I know, I know). But the following little tidbit makes today’s event even more ridiculous.
ABC’s Alex Mallin noticed something striking; the turkey pardoned by President Donald Trump spent more time in the White House briefing room in November than Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
— Alex Mallin (@alex_mallin) November 20, 2018
The turkey, White House photographer Jabin Botsford told Philip Bump of The Washington Post, spent five minutes at the podium in the White House briefing room.
Sanders – throughout the entire month of November – has spent zero time up there. None. Zilch. Bump made a graph so that the data would be easy to see.
The gaggle of journalists reportedly enjoyed the company of the bird.
“The bird quickly put the members of the press at ease, though,” wrote Bump, “by treating them as they’d come to expect in that room: eyeing them skeptically, answering no questions and leaving after only a few minutes.”
They're both turkeys
— John O'Keefe (@jokeefe) November 20, 2018
"The bird quickly put the members of the press at ease, though, by treating them as they’d come to expect in that room: eyeing them skeptically, answering no questions and leaving after only a few minutes." Perfection!
— Becky D (@bexrousse) November 20, 2018
Would prefer to see a turkey at the podium instead of Sarah Sanders. Turkey has more credibility.
— Jojijojijoji (@Jojijojijoji2) November 20, 2018
Sadly for Sanders, Twitter prefers the turkey.
— ruthko (@ruthmkb) November 20, 2018
The turkey was probably more honest as well.
— Run Away (@runaway0121) November 20, 2018
Fun Fact: The turkey makes more sense, and lies less.
— Matt Wilkinson (@justcallmatt) November 20, 2018
Yeah me too!
— Alexis Raúl Santos-Lozada (@AppDemography) November 20, 2018
The turkey will bring more joy to more people than @PressSec will ever bring.
— Don Silsby (@donsilsby) November 20, 2018
That turkey is doing a great job!
— Wendy Leyes (@Feldspat52) November 20, 2018
and has offered more insight into the Trump administration…
— President Rufus T. Firefly (@Stewey444) November 20, 2018
Remember the new rules though: no tough questions and no follow-ups. The turkey does not have the time.