Leave it to the left to turn Thanksgiving, a federal holiday instituted with the intent for Americans to give thanks to Almighty God for our many blessings, into an opportunity to senselessly attack White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
CNN’s April Ryan was amongst the naysayers who slammed President Donald Trump’s spokeswoman this week, dissing her cooking after she posted a Twitter photo of a chocolate pecan pie which she had baked. However, Sanders’ father, Governor Mike Huckabee, is never far away when his daughter is targeted by leftist trolls, and he just got brutal revenge for his family after Ryan’s shameless attack.
It all started when Sanders tweeted a photo of the chocolate pecan pie she had made for Thanksgiving. “I don’t cook much these days, but managed this Chocolate Pecan Pie for Thanksgiving at the family farm!” Trump’s press secretary captioned the snapshot of a picturesque pie set against a stark white background.
I️ dont cook much these days, but managed this Chocolate Pecan Pie for Thanksgiving at the family farm! pic.twitter.com/rO8nFxtly7
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) November 23, 2017
That seems innocent enough, right? Wrong! If you’re a conservative, you can’t just share a picture of your homemade baked goods on social media without rabid liberals going on the attack.
Leftist Twitter users immediately came out of the woodwork to slam Sanders as an imposter who hadn’t really baked the pie but had posted a picture of a store bought dessert instead.
I know exactly where this was bought from in dc….
— ALT-Immigration 🛂 (@ALT_uscis) November 23, 2017
— NotMyPresident (@carolealana) November 24, 2017
If this was anyone else, I would not assume it was a stock photo from a generic website, but since it's you and you love "alternative facts, you'll need to prove you made it. Happy Thanksgiving.
— Milt Shook (@MiltShook) November 24, 2017
Seriously? You lie about this too? Jesus, Sarah, take a day off…
— Jesse Roberts (@schleprock) November 24, 2017
You literally are lying about making a pie… a freaking pie pic.twitter.com/znUdDgygAU
— Molly Shah (@MollyOShah) November 24, 2017
I dont grill much these days, but managed this double cheeseburger! pic.twitter.com/YL3ee0ZpNf
— Amir Talai (@AmirTalai) November 24, 2017
Sanders’ pie picture drew so much controversy, in fact, that the New York Daily News ran an article titled “No one believes that Sarah Huckabee Sanders baked this pie.”
Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted a picture of a chocolate pecan pie set against a stark white background and claimed she baked the dessert herself, something a lot of people on Twitter are having a hard time believing.
Sanders admitted in her tweet that she doesn’t cook often “these days,” likely due to to her job as the White House Press Secretary, but many seem to think that she didn’t cook on Thursday either. [Source: New York Daily News]
Sadly, this is what constitutes news these days, apparently.
Even April Ryan, CNN’s White House correspondent, got in on the Sanders bashing.
I am laughing so hard at this. I needed this laugh! https://t.co/I4Dx8Lejaq
— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) November 24, 2017
“I am not trying to be funny but folks are already saying #piegate and #fakepie Show it to us on the table with folks eating it and a pic of you cooking it,” Ryan furthered. “I am getting the biggest laugh out of this. I am thankful for this laugh on Black Friday!”
I am not trying to be funny but folks are already saying #piegate and #fakepie Show it to us on the table with folks eating it and a pic of you cooking it. I am getting the biggest laugh out of this. I am thankful for this laugh on Black Friday! https://t.co/ifeSBlSZW7
— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) November 24, 2017
Coincidentally, the liberal naysayers have offered no explanation whatsoever as to why they do not believe Sanders baked the pie, but Governor Mike Huckabee had a thing or two to say about the ridiculous debate over the authenticity of his daughter’s pie.
“Did @PressSec really bake the pie? YES!” Huckabee tweeted. “But Robert Mueller has subpoenaed the pie and @WhiteHouse counsel and @RealDonaldTrump are expected to be interrogated as will members of @SarahHuckabee family,” he joked.
Did @PressSec really bake the pie? YES! But Robert Mueller has subpoenaed the pie and @WhiteHouse counsel and @realDonaldTrump are expected to be interrogated as will members of @SarahHuckabee family. https://t.co/KWOB1t6oXU
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) November 25, 2017
A source close to the Sanders and Huckabee families confirmed to Fox News the authenticity – and the tastiness – of the pecan pie, and Sanders herself commented, “Of course I made the pie. I make it for every holiday family gathering and have for years.”
Sanders added that she used a recipe handed down to her by her mother and her grandmother. “I also used to make them for my neighbors on my street at Christmas every year,” she said.
However, in order to put the matter to bed for good, the press secretary promised to make Ryan a pie next week when they return to the White House for their daily press briefings.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) November 24, 2017
Sanders certainly is a class act. Even when she comes under fire for the lamest of reasons, she responds with tact and grace, never losing her temper or resorting to name-calling. Of course, the same cannot be said for April Ryan.
I suppose we can add baking to the long list of things Sarah Sanders cannot do without being attacked by liberals. This is getting pathetic. However, there is a bright side. In their attack, they inadvertently gave Sarah Huckabee Sanders a huge compliment. Apparently, her baked goods look too good to be “real.” Let that little fact go as viral as the liberal hatefest that ensued.