In a typical administration, following good news for the president, you’d likely expect the White House Press Secretary to use the moment as a way to unite the nation and push an agenda, but the Trump administration is certainly not ‘typical’.
Following the release of William Barr’s 4-page summary of the Mueller report, which was inconclusive when it comes to obstruction of justice, but showed that there was no collusion between the Trump Campaign and the Russian Government, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders used the opportunity to share a March Madness-style bracket of the President’s critics.
The bracket, titled “Mueller Madness,” breaks the President’s critics into four divisions, “Cable,” “Print,” “Twitterati,” and “Network”. All the individuals listed are competing to win the title of “The Worst,” according to the graphic.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) March 26, 2019
There are 32 names on the bracket, including journalists and TV personalities like Jennifer Rubin, Rachel Maddow, Chris Hayes and Don Lemon, while there are also actors, Twitter personalities and entertainers.
Much of the criticism we have seen on Twitter over this post, questions why the taxpayer-funded position of Press Secretary is being used to attack the press as well as ordinary Americans with views counter to the White House’s?
The Mueller report has yet to be released to the public or even Congress, and as of now we’ve only seen a summary of Mueller’s summary, written by Trump-appointed Attorney General WIlliam Barr.