Mike Huckabee Goes Full Dad Mode After ‘Vicious Vile Attack’ on Sarah Sanders at WHCD

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee came to the defense of his daughter, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, after she endured “vicious” and “vile” attacks at the White House Correspondents Dinner on Friday.

Even New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman agreed Sanders showed “impressive” character to sit through nasty attacks about her physical appearance and job performance.

“That @PressSec sat and absorbed intense criticism of her physical appearance, her job performance, and so forth, instead of walking out, on national television, was impressive,” Haberman tweeted.

Huckabee thanked Haberman for publicly denouncing the attacks on Sanders and then went into full dad mode against the “bullies” who attacked his daughter.


“The WHCD was supposed to celebrate the 1st Amendment. Instead they celebrated bullying, vulgarity, and hate,” he tweeted. “They got all dressed up so they would look nicer when they had a hired gun savagely attack their guests. Do they really wonder why America has no respect for them? Sad!”

He later personally addressed Haberman in a follow-up tweet:

“Sincere and heartfelt THANKS to @maggieNYT for having guts to publicly denounce the vicious vile attack on @PressSec at WHCD. @PressSec handled it professionally but I pray her kids never see that. I pray more they never bully another person like that.”

But he still wasn’t done. In yet another tweet, Huckabee called for the bullies to be held “accountable.”

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“Those who think that the tasteless classless bullying at the WHCD was an example of the 1st Amendment should never condemn bullying, bigoted comments, racist bile or hate speech. People should be free to speak but held accountable for it,” he added

Sanders showed impressive restraint as she sat through the disgusting attacks on her appearance on Friday night, showing class until the end. Maybe this is why so many people don’t trust the media.