White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders did something no reporter saw coming. It was pretty awesome, considering it’ll be her last press briefing before Thanksgiving. Not every reporter was thrilled. Check this out…
From BizPac Review:
In a light-hearted moment during what can often be a contentious time, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders began her last press conference before the Thanksgiving holiday by asking reporters to follow her lead in stating something they were thankful for before asking their questions.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders explains a ground rule for today's White House press conference: Reporters have to say something they're thankful for before asking a question…
— Anthony Zurcher (@awzurcher) November 20, 2017
“This will be our last press briefing before the Thanksgiving holiday in this room so I want to share a few things that I’m thankful for,” said Sanders. “And I think it would be nice for you guys to do so as well before asking your questions.”
Leading by example, Sanders listed her family, faith, and military members before pivoting to the reporters in the room.
The Hill has more:
She also said she is thankful for the police and first responders who “keep us safe here at home.”
“And I’m certainly thankful for the incredible privilege of serving this president and the American people,” she said.
Sanders then explained that reporters would need to say what they were thankful for before asking questions.
ABC News reporter Cecilia Vega said before asking her question that she is thankful for the “First Amendment.”
“I think we all are,” Sanders said in response.
Why I love @AprilDRyan; tells condescending Huckabee Sanders she's thankful for 20 years in that seat and the chance to question Sanders "every single day." Adds "I hope you felt the passion of my thankfulness." pic.twitter.com/Wy8nKZ1leH
— Tommy Christofurkey (@tommyxtopher) November 20, 2017
More, per Splinter News:
For the rest of the briefing, other reporters then dutifully prefaced their questions with things they were grateful for: their families, the First Amendment, their colleagues, their wives (“thankful to her for saying yes on the fourth request,” ha ha!), and even “this exercise.” When AP’s Zeke Miller didn’t give a thanks, Sanders said, “you did break the rule of not offering anything that you’re thankful for,” to laughter from the rest of the press corps. Sanders wrapped up the briefing by saying, “thank you for participating in this very fun exercise.”
During today’s White House briefing, Sarah Sanders asked reporters to say what they’re thankful for before asking questions.
Here’s what they had to say. pic.twitter.com/w9QQ4knPXC
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) November 20, 2017
The left was upset, so ya gotta love it!