Displaying a skepticism absent under President Donald Trump’s predecessor, many in the media scoffed at an endearing letter to the president from a 9-year-old boy calling himself “Pickle.”
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders read the letter at Wednesday’s press briefing to a chilly reception, despite her own emotional investment. Of course, with young Pickle stating early on that Trump was his “favorite president,” this is not entirely perplexing.
“I like you so much that I had a birthday about you,” the young boy wrote before asking Trump if they can be friends.
Watch a choked-up Sanders read the letter below:
As skepticism over whether the letter was real grew online — a by-product of Trump Derangement Syndrome — the press secretary released a copy of the letter on social media:
— Sarah H. Sanders (@SHSanders45) July 26, 2017
New York Magazine’s Wahington correspondent Olivia Nuzzi seemed to encapsulate the mentality of the media toward the Trump White House with a series of hate-filled tweets responding to the letter, beginning with this literary gem:
For fucks sake
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) July 26, 2017
She goes on to say that “this is uhhhh not what the briefing is for,” adding that it’s “just propaganda.”
Nuzzi openly questioned the whether the letter was real.
“The White House has released what they claim is the letter from Dylan,” she tweeted.
The White House has released what they claim is the letter from Dylan: pic.twitter.com/Tte7wlUUpy
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) July 26, 2017
Speaking of gems, how about this offering from Andy Lassner, the executive producer of “The Ellen Show”…
Has @POTUS ever made you look at his pickle, Sarah?
— andy lassner (@andylassner) July 27, 2017
Here’s a sampling of other snarky, often hateful responses from what the media would have been celebrated under former President Barack Obama as a “feel-good moment.”
Who knew that Eric Trump was nicknamed "Pickle"?!? https://t.co/RL5HNpsrFK
— Thom Hartmann (@Thom_Hartmann) July 26, 2017
Wed: Pickle's so cute!
Thurs: Pickle's actually a 45-year-old trucker from Iowa
Fri: Hannity: Deep state unmasked Pickle
Sun: Pickle on MTP
— Christopher Ingraham (@_cingraham) July 26, 2017
It’s really only a matter of time until @realDonaldTrump calls Pickle “weak” and “beleaguered.”
— Kent (@windsorknot) July 26, 2017
I think Pickle is the 600lb kid laying in bed hacking the DNC
— Pamela Herman (@pshnyc601) July 26, 2017
Hey, quick question: Was this Pickle/Dyland letter mailed?
Because this paper does not look like it’s been folded. pic.twitter.com/Y4rs7t2rDI
— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) July 26, 2017
Dylan can't spell for shit https://t.co/k3UBLXg7KF
— Tim (@CookPassTim) July 26, 2017
How'd this letter from "Pickle" get to the White House on such a pristine piece of paper? It's almost like it wasn't folded or even mailed. https://t.co/NYLvCFSJum
— Steve Hofstetter (@SteveHofstetter) July 26, 2017
I believe that the letter from "Pickle" has proven, once and for all, that Americans–even children–demand to see Trump's tax returns. https://t.co/ST1P9Az6CG
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) July 26, 2017
Is anyone concerned that Donald Trump wrote a letter to the White House as his 9 year old alter ego “Pickle."
— colbyhall (@colbyhall) July 26, 2017
I am absolutely appalled at the hate liberals have shown towards a 9 yr old boy who wrote a letter to his president. https://t.co/XBTJLtAEIR
— Josey Wales (@josephwales911) July 27, 2017
— Andrew Klavan (@andrewklavan) July 26, 2017
Dylan sounds like a nice boy. He sincerely apologizes for wanting to be the president's friend. Please don't dox him.
— Anthony Scaramucci (@scaramuicci) July 26, 2017
— Doug Ibendahl (@DougIbendahl) July 26, 2017
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