Turns out Sarah Huckabee Sanders, despite her best efforts to convince us otherwise, is a human being with a sense of humor, sort of. When she's not calling Donald Trump's accusers liars, refusing to denounce slavery on national TV, or not understanding basic math, she's apparently really into baking pies. Pecan pies, specifically.
Or is she????????
The legitimacy of Sarah Huckabee Sanders' supposedly homemade pecan pies is the subject of the latest White House Press Room scandal. They're calling it #piegate and labeling it #fakepies, and it's caused a ruckus all over Twitter.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders is embroiled — or should we say embaked — in a scandal that shockingly has nothing to do with Donald Trump.
via: Getty ImagesInstead, it's about pies. Pecan pies.
You might remember that Sanders got in a spot of trouble earlier this year when she posted this picture of a chocolate pecan pie on Twitter:
I️ dont cook much these days, but managed this Chocolate Pecan Pie for Thanksgiving at the family farm! https://t.co/rO8nFxtly7— Kayleigh McEnany (@Kayleigh McEnany)1511466010.0
White House correspondent April D. Ryan was brave enough to call out the press secretary. After all, Sarah Huckabee Sanders is a huge liar.
I am not trying to be funny but folks are already saying #piegate and #fakepie Show it to us on the table with fo… https://t.co/Aj2uQSbs6h— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan)1511542481.0
Sanders replied to Ryan's #fakepie accusations with a promise to make her another one the next week.
Don’t worry @AprilDRyan because I’m nice I’ll bake one for you next week #RealPie #FakeNews ;-) https://t.co/5W3mGbKs4J— Kayleigh McEnany (@Kayleigh McEnany)1511565806.0
Though it took her longer than a week, Sanders finally declared that it was "pie time" on Wednesday.
It’s pie time! With or without bourbon @AprilDRyan? #piegate https://t.co/2xw58FDFg6— Kayleigh McEnany (@Kayleigh McEnany)1513214644.0
April Ryan, like the respected journalist she is, requested multiple sources confirming that the pie was really baked by Sanders.
Okay I want to see the pics and videos. I will check it tomorrow but won’t eat it! https://t.co/5dcXVNzcuC— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan)1513222078.0
Sanders took Ryan up on her request, first posting a photo of the nuts she planned to use for the pies.
Thanks to @VP Chief of Staff @Nick_Ayers for supplying the pecans from his family farm in Georgia #piegate https://t.co/Lx7LpMwF4V— Kayleigh McEnany (@Kayleigh McEnany)1513218562.0
But then she got down and dirty, posting pictures of the mixing and baking phases of the pie process.
Ingredients all mixed up and pies in the oven! @AprilDRyan let me know if you need further documentation #piegate https://t.co/OVYLg1gBgO— Kayleigh McEnany (@Kayleigh McEnany)1513222266.0
Sanders didn't post any videos or pictures other than this one of the finished products.
Excited to share these at tomorrow’s press potluck. Merry Christmas to the WH press corps! https://t.co/PKqfHk3nXJ— Kayleigh McEnany (@Kayleigh McEnany)1513223317.0
The reactions to the new developments in #piegate were varied, but many were still pretty unsure that Sanders baked the pies herself.
@AprilDRyan Ma’am we are closing soon, if could you take that last picture, thanks for visiting William Sonoma...😏— Christian Miranda (@Christian Miranda)1513222290.0