Conservative columnist for the Washington Post, Jennifer Rubin blasted White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Sunday. Rubin says that Sanders “lies” and “should be shunned” for her job in the White House.
The columnist expressed her scathing criticism of Sanders during an interview with Joy Reid on MSNBC. Like many critics of Sanders’, Rubin is calling out the White House press secretary for making false statements.
“Sarah Huckabee Sanders is so concerned that people aren’t nice to her. And people like me think that-not that she should be harassed-but that she should be shunned.” Rubin continued, “ She attacks our free press and no respectable employer should hire her after this term.”
Jennifer Rubin also thinks that no news agency nor institution of higher learning should employ Sanders. “Also, no university and no news outlet. She has lied, and she has endangered the lives of reporters, and that’s why she should be shunned. Not harassed-shunned.” Rubin says.
The Hill notes that Rubin’s take-down of Sanders was triggered by an ugly exchange between the press secretary and CNN’s Jim Acosta during a recent White House press briefing. During the exchange, Sarah Huckabee Sanders refused to disavow President Trump’s statement that the media is the “enemy of the people.” As a result, Acosta walked out of the briefing.
Some of President Trump’s administration have managed to disagree with his comments about the press. USA Today notes that Kellyanne Conway said, “ I don’t believe that journalists are the enemy of the people.” Ivanka Trump also recently disagreed with her father in an interview with AXIOS.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ relationship with the press has been tumultuous to say the least. The back and forth has caused many on both sides of the aisle to condemn Sanders and her misleading statements. It remains to be seen if Sarah Huckabee Sanders is able to weather the storm and find employment when she leaves the White House.
Rubin’s comments can be seen below.