Sarah Huckabee Sanders Flamed for Pretending to Be a Regular Ol' Person on Twitter

Even Alexa isn’t here for Press Secretary Sanders.

Sarah Sanders
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Sarah Sanders

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders spends most of her day trying to keep a straight face while defending the wild actions and statements of the commander-in-chief. But when she’s not trying to assuage the press’ concerns about nuclear war or racist comments, Sanders is just a regular degular mother of three trying to figure out what we all need to know: how the hell to work Alexa.

On Sunday, Sanders used her White House Press Secretary account to joke about trouble she was having with the intelligent personal assistant. “Alexa, we have a problem if my 2 year old can order a Batman toy by yelling 'Batman!' over and over again into the Echo," Sanders tweeted along with a screenshot of the order. Her son accidentally ordered a $79.99 Batman figure (lol #firstworldproblems right?).

Alexa, we have a problem if my 2 year old can order a Batman toy by yelling "Batman!" over and over again into the Echo

— Kayleigh McEnany 45 Archived (@PressSec45) January 14, 2018

It’s possible Alexa is just out to get Sanders. Of course, some Twitter users pointed out Sanders could be lying for laughs, which may be possible since she’s clearly gifted in the art of deception.

this never happened

— Ken Klippenstein (@kenklippenstein) January 14, 2018

Sanders might have avoided ridicule had she saved the jokes for her personal Twitter account (@SHSanders45) rather than the one that 2.5 million politically engaged Americans keep up with. Several people pointed out how unprofessional the move was and a few, including the former director of government ethics, even cited ethics violations.

Another WH ETHICS VIOLATION: Under 5 cfr 2635.702 et seq., @pressec can't use public resources (here her official Twitter account) to benefit or harm a private business. I am sure it is just a coincidence that it is one owned by her boss's arch-enemy Bezos. cc: @OfficeGovEthics

— Norm Eisen (@NormEisen) January 14, 2018

First of all, he's the president not your son.

— Brandimena Cunk 😾 (@ItsTheBrandi) January 14, 2018

Others played along, wondering why Sanders didn’t reveal that her 2-year-old was actually The Donald. 

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