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Mike Huckabee: ‘Today’s Media Wear Team Jerseys-90% with a Donkey Logo’

Michael Morris
By Michael Morris | October 29, 2018 | 4:37 PM EDT

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (Screenshot)

In a tweet on his Twitter page, former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential primary candidate Mike Huckabee called out the media in defending statements made by his daughter, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders, stating, “today’s media wear team jerseys-90% with a donkey logo.”

“Reason @PressSec [Sarah Huckabee-Sanders] said it is because it’s true,” stated former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on his Twitter page. “I long for the day when I can’t figure out who the media is rooting for. Real journalists wear striped shirts; today’s media wear team jerseys-90% with a donkey logo.”

Huckabee’s tweet came in response to a tweet by Philip Rucker, White House Bureau Chief for The Washington Post and political analysts for MSNBC & NBC, who said about Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders on a White House briefing, “White House message, delivered twice so far by Sarah Sanders: ‘The very first action the president did was condemn these heinous acts. The very first thing that the media did was condemn the president.’”

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders during the White House press briefing today said the following when asked how President Trump brings the nation together when he has suggested, according to ABC News’ Jonathan Karl, that “the news media is responsible for the anger in the country”:

“The very first, Jonathan, the very first thing the president did was condemn the attacks both in Pittsburgh and in the pipe bombs. The very first thing the media did was blame the president and make him responsible for these ridiculous acts. That is outrageous that that would be the very first reaction of so many people across this country.”

Later, Press Secretary Sanders reiterated:

“Again the very first action that the president did was condemn these heinous acts. The very first thing that the media did was condemn the president.”


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