Sarah Huckabee Sanders has just notched my all-time favorite lame response from the White House press office.
It’s a beaut, man!
White House chief of staff John Kelly was seen grimacing, looking at the floor and fidgeting while sitting two seats away from the president, who was lambasting Germany over what Donald Trump contended was Russia’s total control over our strategic ally.
The person next to Kelly, U.S. North Atlantic Treaty Organization ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison — the former U.S. senator from Texas — was seen looking around as if to suggest she’d rather be anywhere other than where she was at the moment.
As the New York Daily News reported: As Trump laid into Germany, Kelly pursed his lips, looked down and appeared generally uncomfortable. Kelly seemed particularly unsettled when Trump made the “captive” comment, firmly pressing his lips together and staring off into the distance.
Someone then asked Sanders about Kelly’s apparently visceral response, that some had interpreted as extreme discomfort over what he was hearing from the president.
Sanders’s response? She said Kelly “was displeased because he was expecting a full breakfast and there were only pastries and cheese.”
Isn’t that a great retort? Doesn’t that qualify for entry into the press secretaries’ hall of shame for lame responses?
It’s got my vote. To be candid, I thought Sanders’s response to the question was quite, um, creative.
Stand tall, Sarah.