A senior reporter for BuzzFeed publicly trashed former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin this week as she visited President Donald Trump at the White House. Mike Hayes, who fancies himself a journalist, said Palin was “dressed like an a**hole” for the occasion. However, he overlooked one key detail before making his offensive statement.
On Thursday, Palin and her pals Ted Nugent and Kid Rock stopped by 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to pay Trump a visit. While they were there, the threesome decided to have a little fun by posing playfully under a portrait of Hillary Clinton which hangs in the White House, hilariously mocking the failed Democratic nominee and sending fragile snowflakes running for their safe spaces all in one fell swoop.
To paraphrase a famous magazine cover: Break the Internet, President Trump.
In a gathering of perhaps the most famous conservative personalities and entertainers in the country, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and musicians Kid Rock and Ted Nugent dined at the White House with Trump on Wednesday night. [Source: Fox News]
The priceless snapshot subsequently inspired many internet memes.
— Deplorable😡Rāzərbak (@MediaJuggernaut) April 20, 2017
— Insist on the Right… (@GigiLindley) April 20, 2017
Palin was clad in a trendy, off-the-shoulder white lace blouse and black pencil skirt for the Thursday visit to the White House, which would seem pretty normal and totally appropriate to any well-adjusted adult. So, it’s unclear just what about the outfit earned her the criticism which ensued from liberal reporter Mike Hayes, who feigned confusion over why she was supposedly “dressed like an a**hole.”
Hayes deleted the tweet after it earned him heavy backlash, but unfortunately for him, it was already captured in screenshot form. He ultimately issued an apology, saying, “Deleted a previous tweet of the photo of POTUS, Kid Rock, Palin and Nugent. Remarks were uncouth. Apologies.” However, the damage had already been done.
As previously stated, Hayes works for BuzzFeed, a left-wing website with a penchant for running articles about sexism, like “22 Terribly Sexist Comments Women Have Heard At Work” and “13 times women scientists shut down sexist comments.”
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) September 16, 2016
By this standard, you would think Hayes would be the last person to go after a woman for the way she is dressed. If that woman happens to be a conservative, then apparently she’s fair game.
The Daily Caller reached out to BuzzFeed News editor-in-chief Ben Smith to inquire as to whether Hayes’ comment meets BuzzFeed’s newsroom standards of behavior and whether Smith believes the comment was sexist, but they unsurprisingly did not receive a response.
While Hayes’ tweet made no sense at all and was clearly just a shameless attempt to get a dig in at a conservative politician, it is not surprising, as we have seen time and again that those on the right literally don’t have to do anything at all to earn the criticism of the left. These are the same people who degraded themselves to the level of wearing pink knitted “pussy hats” in public, mind you. The irony is thick with this one.