Boy, Sarah Huckabee Sanders is having a rough week. First, veteran White House Press Secretary Michael McCurry slammed her for being complicit in Trump’s assault on the press. Now, Sarah is having the worst time of her life at the Olympics.
Instead of being the star of the show, Sanders has been received with an icy reception. Ivanka Trump has overshadowed Sanders’ presence, and Sanders isn’t having any of it. As the United States cheered Kyle Mack to a silver medal, Sanders appeared to be grumpy, pouting on the sidelines. Check out the picture where Ivanka has to actually reach over and grab Sanders!
It didn’t get any better when both ladies attended a state dinner at the presidential Blue House. Ivanka, as the guest of honor, was presented with beautiful red sequined slippers. Sanders, on the other foot (sorry, couldn’t help myself) slipped her pasty white feet into a plain leather slipper.
And this snub may be intentional and revealing. Instead of recognizing the official representative for the government, Sanders, South Koreans have chosen to focus on Ivanka who represents the celebrity side of Trump. Ivanka being taken more seriously shows that Trump and his family are seen as attractions for their style and not substance, although it’s not like Sanders has much substance.
Some say the attention given to Ivanka is in response to the North Koreans sending Kim’s sister to the games. However, it would stand to reason that Sanders would take a larger role at the games, being far more legitimate as a political representative.
But the media has chosen to focus on Ivanka who isn’t much better than Kim’s sister. After all, many of her products are made in countries with slave labor. And looking into the evidence of her money laundering deals for Trump’s real estate empire is sickening.
Keep trying Sarah — you’re guaranteed at least the bronze in the 100-meter Pout.
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