The White House press corps has often been compared to children — and, indeed, Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the resemblance is so uncanny she doesn’t know if dealing with one group or the other is more frustrating on a day-to-day basis. Particularly CNN’s Jim Acosta.
That’s the takeaway from a Mother’s Day video from The Daily Caller which focused on three of the most prominent mothers in the Trump administration, including the White House press secretary.
Presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway and White House Strategic Communications Director Mercedes Schlapp were also featured in the video.
At the start of the interview, Sanders was asked, “What’s harder, dealing with your children when they’re having a bad or an onerous day, or dealing with Jim Acosta?”
Laughing, Sanders responded that “it probably depends on the day.”
“Both of them can whine pretty regularly,” Sanders added. “They both like to ask the same questions and sometimes their tone needs to be adjusted a little bit.”
She wasn’t the only one saying that there wasn’t entirely a gulf of difference between the two experiences.
“They’re very demanding, both of them. And they’re very opinionated, both of them. I have great joy working with both of them. But I do find that, yes, the press corps and my children are very opinionated and very demanding.”
Conway merely said that she “would not equate the two.” Spoilsport.
Ever since Trump was sworn into office, Acosta has stood out in a room full of reporters as the most grandstanding — and the most whiny — of all the assembled press members in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room.
Sanders said she still loves her job, no matter how difficult it is, but motherhood always takes top billing.
“It’s an honor to work for the president, but there are a lot of people that have had this job before and there are a lot of people who are going to have it after,” Sanders said. “The most important, influential job I have is being a mom. There are a number of people who can do the job I have. Only one person can be the mom to my kids. So that’s certainly most important and influential role I’ll ever have. I’m trying hard not to screw it up.”
She did mention that “having kids is a great preparation for anything,” including a “job you need patience for.”
If you’re dealing with Jim Acosta, that certainly qualifies.
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