(National Sentinel)Â Petty and Classless: Two liberal male columnists have attacked White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders over her appearance and weight, with one claiming she looks more like a “chunky soccer mom.”
In a Wednesday column in the Los Angeles Times, columnist David Horsey wrote on Sandersâ€™ appearance, writing that she â€œlooks more like a slightly chunky soccer mom who organizes snacks for the kidsâ€™ games.â€
â€œRather than the fake eyelashes and formal dresses she puts on for news briefings, Sanders seems as if sheâ€™d be more comfortable in sweats and running shoes,â€ Horsey wrote.
â€œYet, even if Trump privately wishes he had a supermodel for a press secretary, he is lucky to have Sanders,â€ he added.
Also, Horsey drew a cartoon that was published along with his column featuring a caricature of Sanders in a military uniform standing behind a podium, calling it “Big Mother.”
After receiving a great deal of criticism, Horsey issued an apology that not everyone, especially supporters of President Donald J. Trump and his administration, was not likely to accept.
â€œI want to apologize to Times readers â€” and to Sarah Huckabee Sanders â€” for a description that was insensitive and failed to meet the standards of our newspaper,â€ Horsey wrote.
â€œIt also failed to meet the expectations I have for myself,â€ he continued.
Horsey concluded, â€œIt surely wonâ€™t be my last mistake, but this particular error will be scrupulously avoided in my future commentaries.â€
But then on Friday, a columnist withÂ The New York Times, Frank Bruni, alsoÂ mocked Sanders over her southern accent.
After contending that Sanders â€œneeds a vocabulary lesson,â€ Frank Bruni wrote that she is â€œserving a function other than communication, which turns out not to be her forte.â€
â€œTo listen to her pronounce â€˜prioritiesâ€™ is akin to hearing the air seep out of a flat tire, and she leaves half of the consonants on the curb,â€ Bruni added parenthetically over her accent.
â€œSheâ€™s awful at this,â€ wrote Bruni, referring to Sandersâ€™ capabilities as White House press secretary. â€œBut that makes her an excellent fit for an administration in which mediocrity, inadequate experience and nepotism run rampant.â€
Unlike Horsey, Bruni has not apologized.
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