Sam Nunberg apologizes to Sarah Sanders: ‘I was having a rough day’

Fired former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg is sorry for calling Sarah Sanders a “fat slob” and said he was “having a rough day” when he viciously attacked her.

“It was wrong of me to attack Sarah,” Nunberg told the Daily Caller. “Sarah’s very talented. It was a rude comment. I understand she was just doing her job, and I think she does a very good job under rough circumstances. I owe her an apology. I was having a rough day.”

sam nunberg called sarah sanders fat slob

Fired Trump aide Sam Nunberg and his 3 chins called Sarah Sanders ‘a fat slob.’ (screenshots)

The brouhaha erupted Monday, when Nunberg slammed Sanders in a bizarre interview with Spectrum News. “You know what, if Sarah Huckabee wants to start debasing me – she’s a joke,” Nunberg said. “She’s not attractive. She’s a fat slob.”

He also made headlines after insisting he plans to defy a subpoena from special counsel Robert Mueller, and dared federal authorities to arrest him. Nunberg has since backpedaled, telling the Daily Caller he will comply with the subpoena.

On Monday, Nunberg raised eyebrows again after appearing on CNN sounding drunk and unhinged. CNN drew widespread criticism for allowing the live interview to continue even after host Erin Burnett said she smelled alcohol on Nunberg’s breath.

Sam Nunberg appeared drunk on CNN.

“I think the media was very fair, I don’t think they did anything inappropriate,” he said. “Erin is just doing her job.” Perhaps Nunberg is angling for a contributor gig with CNN, since the liberal network makes a point to hire anyone who will badmouth Trump.

Meanwhile, he insisted he was not drunk during Monday’s mainstream media marathon, during which he blasted President Trump and his aides. Nunberg was fired from the Trump campaign in 2015 after racist Facebook posts were uncovered on his personal account.

“I was not on any substances,” Nunberg told the Daily Caller. “Everything I have to go through now — I’m smart enough not to involve alcohol. You don’t want to be involved in alcohol.”

Hours later, he told the NY Daily News that he’s considering entering alcohol abuse treatment. “I’m a little worried about me,” he said.

He also backpedaled after his heated anti-Trump criticism, suggesting he was merely lashing out because he was still angry about being fired.

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“I got carried away. I’m trying to just get this over with,” Nunberg said. “I was very close to Donald Trump. I was heavily invested in that campaign. I wasn’t very good after getting fired.”

Samantha Chang

Samantha Chang

Samantha Chang is a politics/lifestyle writer and a financial editor at Investopedia. She is a law school graduate and an alum of the University of Pennsylvania. You can find her on Twitter at @Samantha_Chang.
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