Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been leading the daily press briefings, since White House press secretary Sean Spice is fulfilling his Navy Reserve duty at the Pentagon, and she has been outstanding.
Sanders’ father, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, recently relisted that his daughter was prepared for the role, and one of the ways was through hilarious and embarrassing the media.
“Daughter was prepared for WH press corps,” Huckabee tweeted on May 13. “(S)he has 3 pre-schoolers and used to dealing with the same questions over and over.”
He also tweeted a picture of the diva Lady Gaga wearing her infamous dress made of raw beef, stating that doing White House press briefings for President Donald Trump was like wearing the “meat dress” in a zoo cage with lions.
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) May 13, 2017
To show her competence while everybody is rooting for her and Trump administration to fail, Huckabee explained that her years of political upbringing also played a huge role.
“I always say that when most kids are seven or eight years old out jumping rope, she was sitting at the kitchen table listening to (political commentators) analyze poll results,” he told Fox News.
As a teenager, Sanders has seen how the media can be “hostile” and “brutal” when her father became Arkansas governor in 1996 after Democrat Gov. Jim Guy Tucker was convicted of fraud.
“(Sanders) saw how utterly unfair and petty the press can be for even simple things,” Huckabee said. “So having grown up with that, I think people don’t understand — it’s not just that she presents a sort of sense of being beyond it; she really is. She’s seen it her whole life.”
Huckabee also noted that his daughter grew up with two older brothers as her readiness to being “tough” behind the press room lectern.
“She grew up pretty doggone tough. She had to, as a matter of survival,” Huckabee said. “She’s got a very sweet heart, but she’s tough, and she can handle herself. She’s had to take all kinds of guff from her brothers, so she’s pretty fearless.”
Sanders have worked as Mike Huckabee’s field director for his 2002 gubernatorial reelection campaign. Also she was his national political director in 2008 presidential bid, and in 2016 she ran his presidential campaign.
They talk most mornings before 6 a.m. “I’ll call and say, ‘What do you think if I say this?’ He’ll say, ‘That’s really good. You might try to say it a little bit more like X,’” Sanders told The Associated Press in March.
Proud of daughter Sarah subbing at WH press briefing today. Her Dad thinks she crushed it! Hey I'm as unbiased as the media! pic.twitter.com/txXD10ocMf
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) May 5, 2017