A Washington Post columnist has taken her hatred for President Trump to a new level, suggesting that Sarah Sanders be ostracized because she has “disgraced” herself.
Jennifer Rubin, the Post’s alleged “conservative” writer has been an unrelenting voice of criticism against Trump and his administration but her reaction to the latest controversy involving CNN’s Jim Acosta lead to a scathing commentary that torched the White House press secretary in its path.
So much for empowering women.
I condemn harassment and threatening conduct of any sort (shame on the protesters who showed up at Tucker Carlson’s home and made threats); however, after leaving office, she deserves none of the niceties normally accorded to others in her position. https://t.co/15giMYGngP
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) November 8, 2018
In a blistering op-ed for The Washington Post published on Thursday, Rubin blasted Sanders for accusing Acosta of “placing his hands” on a White House intern during a contentious press conference on Wednesday. Acosta’s press pass was pulled Wednesday after the heated back and forth with Trump as the CNN correspondent continued to argue with the president even after Trump tried calling on another reporter.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) November 7, 2018
Acosta refused to relinquish the microphone, even briefly wrangling with a White House intern who tried unsuccessfully to retrieve it and move it to another reporter.
With Acosta’s defiant behavior and accusations that he was physically aggressive with the intern – which he denied – White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announced that his press credentials were being yanked.
Rubin suggested Acosta could file a lawsuit against Trump and then declared “there is absolutely no reason to attend Sanders’s briefings” since they “do not impart information but instead use the press as a forum to abuse and threaten reporters and spread misinformation.”
“Sanders whines that the press is too critical or too mean or something. She can think whatever she pleases, but she is an employee of the American people and has taken an oath to uphold the Constitution like every other White House employee. She has no right to use her office to lie to the American people, let alone to violate the First Amendment,” Rubin wrote in her continued attack on Sanders.
The so-called conservative writer, who wrote a break-up letter to the GOP in 2016 after Trump was nominated, went as far as suggesting Sanders had “disgraced herself and should be denied the normal presumption of good faith accorded to past White House press secretaries.”
“No responsible news outlet should hire her; employers making hiring decisions have every reason to shun her,” Rubin concluded.
And Rubin’s contempt for the White House press secretary is nothing new, as she declared back in July that Sanders should be harassed publicly as a “life sentence.”
Washington Post columnist and MSNBC contributor Jennifer Rubin: Sarah Huckabee Sanders should be harassed publicly as a ‘life sentence.’ pic.twitter.com/HCWMxnulne
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 3, 2018
Her personal attack sparked much outrage on Twitter where Rubin was called out for her “divisive drivel.”
This is unbelievable. Wow… https://t.co/z24Xfrvu4E
— Kevin Corke (@kevincorke) November 9, 2018
Nice to see women supporting each other. I guess Sarah’s not part of the mean girl club.
— catie lord (@tudsgrl) November 9, 2018
Wow..how horrible. You are the same people who falsely claim, people on the right, are violent. Wake up and see the good your president, is doing .
I have never seen so much ignorance, as I have by the “tolerant ” left. It’s actually very sad
— Caring Canuck (@Caring_Canuck) November 8, 2018
I condemn any harassment or threatening conduct of any sort committed against Jennifer Rubin; however, after writing so much divisive drivel and disregarding the law only when it suits her, she deserves none of the niceties normally accorded to others in her position.
— ?mrkgnao? (@Adabwilldoo) November 8, 2018
There’s a word for women like you and it rhymes with witch.
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) November 9, 2018
A double standard in one tweet. A new record.
— Rationalist Yoda (@YodaCon) November 8, 2018
Seriously – the Washington Post is OK with this? What a truly terrible human being they employ.
— Simon Conway (@SimonRadio1776) November 8, 2018
If you truly believe that…you are an enemy of the people and you do not deserve the niceties either.
— CJ (@CJack62) November 8, 2018
When ideology is more important than basic human decency…
— Chief Humping Dog (@pierceoutlaw) November 9, 2018
This is pure hate. And it’s pathological in her case. Sad to see someone come to this point. And it says a lot the WP being ok with this crap…
— the american (@xerudsoll) November 9, 2018
What a horrible person she is. Trump broke her, like seriously mentally broke her.
— JenniferW (@JenWoodruff79) November 9, 2018
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