Speaking to Fox News’ Sean Hannity, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders expressed the White House’s support for Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann (a.k.a. MAGA teen) by trashing the media for its coverage of the protest confrontation in D.C. on Sunday. So, basically Trump was bashing the media through Sanders.
During the interview, which aired Tuesday night, Sanders said,
“I think what happened with BuzzFeed is a great lesson for the media. Quit trying to be first and start trying to be right. We have seen time and time again where they run out here with outrageous, ridiculous stories. One person reports it to begin with and they all jump on it. We saw it again with the Covington students. I’ve never seen people so happy to destroy a kid’s life.”
Twitter responded to Sanders’ hypocrisy by pointing out a few important things, like the time that Laura Ingraham actually mocked school shooting survivor David Hogg after he failed to get into UCLA (instead, he’s reportedly going to Harvard).
Laura 👏 Ingraham 👏 mocked 👏 a 👏 SCHOOL 👏 SHOOTING 👏 SURVIVOR 👏 for 👏 not 👏 getting 👏 into 👏 UCLA 👏 https://t.co/3tM4RffFNH— Matt YOUR PRODUCT/ISSUE HERE FOR $8.99/DAY Negrin (@MattNegrin) January 23, 2019
Oh, and let’s not forget Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice.
Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice were unavailable for comment. https://t.co/iKMDVLnXwr— Julius Goat 🦆(Read Pinned Tweet!) (@JuliusGoat) January 23, 2019
And all the kids separated from their parents at the border, at least two of whom have died.
**extreme movie announcer voice**— Steadman™ (@AsteadWesley) January 23, 2019
"From the studio that brought you family seperation" https://t.co/0oUb0klMrs
My god they have orphaned and lost thousands of children. https://t.co/sb8IfLazJA— jess mcintosh (@jess_mc) January 23, 2019
Over 12,000 children are currently locked up in detention centers. https://t.co/Con6ECRD5W— RAICES (@RAICESTEXAS) January 23, 2019
This from the spokesperson for putting actual children in cages. https://t.co/skf18Da2DY— Hart Hanson (@HartHanson) January 23, 2019
Wait till you hear what you've done to Mexicans... https://t.co/joUOTs2Pcd— Jensen Karp (@JensenClan88) January 23, 2019
Y’all have killed several migrant kids so kindly fuck off https://t.co/oHrKVIs9WK— Imani Gandy (@AngryBlackLady) January 23, 2019
YOU LOCK UP LITTLE BROWN CHILDREN AND AT LEAST TWO OF THEM HAVE DIED ON YOUR WATCH BUT GO ON. https://t.co/Jbb64enMrS— Ed Bott (@edbott) January 23, 2019
Point of clarity. She's talking about one of the MAGA kids who mocked a Native American elder—not the thousands of brown migrant babies and young children who have had their lives destroyed by being ripped away from parents and thrown into Concentration Camps. https://t.co/V5phdNMKXg— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@MuslimIQ) January 23, 2019
And the list of children’s lives ruined by Trump continues:
Just a reminder that Donald Trump ran an ad asking for the death penalty for the Central Park Five, literally destroying kids lives. Despite their exoneration, he is still publicly calling them guilty. https://t.co/sjwkqnhH5f— Christina Reynolds (@creynoldsnc) January 23, 2019
This tweet pretty much sums it up:
Between children in actual cages, unarmed black children getting shot and incarcerated as adults for minor violations, I don't know how she can make it more clear that the only kids whose lives matter to her are white. https://t.co/XDZG1vflNt— Elizabeth Spiers (@espiers) January 23, 2019