Sometimes, Sarah Huckabee Sanders just makes it too easy. Whether she's refusing to denounce slavery on national TV or getting into feuds over pecan pies, we can always rely on her to be terrible. Hey, at least she's consistent.
In her latest snafu, Sanders chided Congressman Ted Lieu for tweeting instead of doing his job. That's when Twitter stepped in to make sure she knew just how absurdly bonkers that statement was coming from the spokeswoman for President Donald Trump.
California Congressman Ted Lieu recently got into some hot water with the White House over an inaccurate tweet.
via: Getty ImagesHe quoted a now-deleted article which reported that Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Democrats were "begging" to work on tax reform. Apparently, what she really said was that Democrats should be begging to work on tax reform. But Lieu didn't know that, and tweeted at Sanders, saying, "You don't serve in Congress. I do. And I can say with absolute certainty that you are lying." As soon as the article was deleted, Lieu deleted his tweet.
But that wasn't before Sanders got ahold of it and tweeted her response:
Dear @tedlieu - I don’t serve in Congress, but I can read. If you had read the story, not an incorrect tweet, you w… https://t.co/yEutkswMBp— Kayleigh McEnany (@Kayleigh McEnany)1513717307.0
Hilarious, right?!That's actually a really funny joke coming from Donald Trump's press secretary. You know, because Trump tweets literally all the time instead of doing his job of running the country? Gotta hand it to Sarah on this one– What? She wasn't joking? She tweeted this without a hint of irony? Say it isn't so! But it is. It is.
Apparently, Sanders has some fans out there who really truly thought she threw out a totally sick burn.
@PressSec @tedlieu Sarah, have you seen this? You're my hero! As a fellow mom, I don't know how you do it!! Much lo… https://t.co/8R176IzFcx— 🇺🇸Kimble🇺🇸 (@🇺🇸Kimble🇺🇸)1513717532.0
Obviously, most people smelled the irony in Sanders' tweet immediately.
@PressSec @tedlieu Can’t see how that last sentence won’t come back to haunt you, Madam Secretary.— Huckabea Shanty (@Huckabea Shanty)1513718185.0
Most were crying laughing at the apparent irony of Sanders' tweet.
@PressSec @tedlieu THE IRONY!!!!!!!! 😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/Pq8GWD2OFU— Julia Hobman (@Julia Hobman)1513718394.0
Some were way too polite in their responses to Sanders:Just ask, Sarah. What's the harm? You have no problem criticizing Democrats for doing exactly the things that Donald Trump does (tweeting too much, sexually assaulting women), and yet you turn a blind eye to the president's actions.
It's beyond frustrating to experience the double standard day in and day out, and many people, like this Twitter user, have had just about enough of it.
@PressSec @tedlieu You lie just as your boss,you don't speak for American people you're just a Trump's puppet.Your… https://t.co/6ku68HBM98— 🌹🌺Bloom🌺🌹 (@🌹🌺Bloom🌺🌹)1513718223.0
Congressman Ted Lieu responded to Sanders' tweet at him as well:
Dear @PressSec: If the Hill tweet was incorrect, then my tweet based on it would also be incorrect. Unlike the Trum… https://t.co/AFxsHJX3AD— Ted Lieu (@Ted Lieu)1513719805.0