White House press secretary Sarah Sanders took to Twitter early Monday to mark the three year anniversary of signing on with President Donald Trump.
And what a tumultuous three years it has been for the mother of three young children.
“Three years ago today I signed on with President
@realDonaldTrump. Many said he’d lose, but he won; then said he’d fail, but he’s succeeding. America is back and winning again thanks to the President’s strong leadership,” she tweeted.
Three years ago today I signed on with President @realDonaldTrump. Many said he’d lose, but he won; then said he’d fail, but he’s succeeding. America is back and winning again thanks to the President’s strong leadership.
— Kayleigh McEnany 45 Archived (@PressSec45) February 25, 2019
Sanders came into her own when she replaced former press secretary Sean Spicer, as she quickly restored a sense of order amid the rabid media with her no-nonsense, take no prisoner style — under Spicer, daily press briefings had become an all-out scrum.
And while many in the press disliked Sanders, those who support the president reveled in her arrival.
Not that the road has been easy for her.
Perhaps the most egregious incident involving Sanders was when she and her family were kicked out of the Virginia restaurant The Red Hen because she works for Trump.
“Her actions say far more about her than about me,” Sanders said of the owner who asked her to leave. “I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so.”
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) June 23, 2018
But who can forget Sanders having to sit there and endure being mocked for her appearance and called a liar at the 2018 White House Correspondents Dinner, when alleged comedian Michelle Wolf ripped Sanders in a series of sexist, cringe-worthy attacks.
Sanders, sitting just a few feet away, was attending the event as a President Trump’s representative. Wolf’s disgusting actions may yet prove to be the death knell for the annual event.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) April 29, 2018
And who can forget the many clashes Sanders has had with American Urban Radio Networks’ White House correspondent April Ryan, who does double duty as a CNN contributor?
Perhaps the most ridiculous display of contempt from Ryan coming as she insinuated that a photo of a holiday pie shared by Sanders was a fake — the story became known as “pie-gate.”
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) November 25, 2017
Not that Sanders doesn’t love her job dealing with the rabid hostility of the Trump-hating press.
She talked about dealing with “angry” reporters on a daily basis in a recent interview.
“This isn’t everybody, and I don’t want to generalize the crowd. But you see a lot of angry faces,” Sanders told CBN. “People that their sole purpose is to find this ‘gotcha’ moment, to catch you.”
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) January 31, 2019
Not only has Sanders proven to be more than up to the task of handling the media as many endeavor to destroy her boss, she does so with class and dignity.
Even as the hatred from the Trump Derangement Syndrome crowd continues to flow unchecked:
You are the worst White House press secretary in history. pic.twitter.com/BZv2407PoY
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) February 25, 2019
Thank you for three years of lying. And your brother tortures dogs.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) February 25, 2019
It will end badly for you. Get out while your reputation is salvageable and your soul is intact. https://t.co/IX12TgPBGF
— Ben Newman (@BenNewman) February 25, 2019
Amid the sea of hate, there were plenty of congratulatory tweets from social media users too.
Here’s a sampling of some of those responses:
Sarah you're the best. Keep up the good work dealing with these news children and congrats on your 3 year anniversary.
— Dianne Plaisted (@PlaistedDianne) February 25, 2019
Thank you for a job well done ??
— kathleen lampley (@kathleenlample1) February 25, 2019
Thank you for your work! With the current climate with the media, you have one of the most difficult jobs! Thank you
— Tawnya Ewert (@TawnyaEwert) February 25, 2019
Thank you for doing a great job as Press Sec! #Patriot
— Terry Aderhold (@TerryAderhold) February 25, 2019
To the finest Press Secretary that we’ve seen in quite awhile… Congratulations on the 3rd year of your journey. https://t.co/ejgQYiTYBA
— Shawnta Walcott (@swwalcott1234) February 25, 2019
You signed on with a winner! Trump in 2020! 🇺🇲👍🇺🇲 https://t.co/eorVkfgbUv
— MS_Carolina (@maryeh19) February 25, 2019
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