In a recent interview with The New York Times, a newly appointed Trump administration official discussed President Donald Trump, her role in the White House and her personal religious beliefs.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, an evangelical Christian, told The Times that before every briefing, she reads from a book of Christian devotionals.
President Trump's new press secretary is an evangelical who reads a Christian devotional before news briefings https://t.co/3WTTwdMMG1
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 8, 2017
She also admitted that she has not always approved of some of Trump’s comments, but said “we were looking for a commander in chief, not a pastor.”
“Oftentimes, people want to make politicians perfect,” she said. “And that’s one of the actual beauties of Christianity, is understanding that no one is.”
But after the interview was published, many on Twitter attacked Sanders for her faith.
Lord Sarah Sanders lies through her teeth to be such a devout strung out bible thumppin Jesus junkie
— NaziHunter (@commie_pink) August 1, 2017
She certainly doesn't act like an apostle of Christ.
— Jim Scott Polsinelli (@MrPushups) August 8, 2017
"Thou shall not lie"
*get on podium, lies about everything*
— Ian Nawa (@Ian_Nawa) August 8, 2017
Meanwhile, internet commenters labeled her as a “Jesus junkie” and a “fake Christian.”
Sanders, 34, is just the third female White House press secretary in history. She also has three young children.
“As a working mom, it’s not lost on me what a great honor and privilege it is to stand here at the podium,” Sanders said last month at a press briefing.
According to former George W. Bush administration press secretary Scott McClellan, Sanders has a difficult job.
“It’s a challenging position under any president, much more so under President Trump,” he said.
“She can help the president advance his agenda and broaden his appeal beyond his base, if — and it’s a big ‘if’ — he will avoid undermining her.”
Sanders is also the daughter of former pastor, governor of Arkansas and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, who thinks she is perfect for the job.
“When most 9-year-olds were jumping rope, she was sitting at the kitchen table listening to people like Dick Morris (a Republican strategist) explain poll results and plan TV ads,” Huckabee told the Northwest Florida Daily News. “She can handle it. She is tough, seasoned, and smart.”
“Her detractors will likely underestimate her, and that will be their undoing. The toughest part of her job is the incredible bias the press operates with and their outright disdain of this president,” he said. (For more from the author of “Trump Official Attacked After Speaking Publicly About Christian Beliefs” please click HERE)