Just before the presidential election last year, future White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders took to Twitter to take a jab at then-candidate Hillary Clinton. Now almost exactly a year later, that same tweet is going viral for its perfectly-aged hypocrisy.
On November 3 of last year, Sanders tweeted: “When you’re attacking FBI agents because you’re under criminal investigation, you’re losing.”
When you're attacking FBI agents because you're under criminal investigation, you're losing https://t.co/SIoAxatCjp
— Sarah Sanders (@SarahHuckabee) November 3, 2016
The dig was presumably aimed at Clinton over the FBI’s then-announcement of new details in the investigation into her email server. But thanks to President Trump’s recent attack on the FBI, the tweet is making the rounds again.
In a series of tweets from this weekend, Trump slammed the FBI, calling its investigations of Clinton “phony and dishonest,” adding that its “reputation is in tatters” and the “worst in history.”
“But fear not, we will bring it back to greatness,” Trump tweeted.
Trump was responding to a New York Times report revealing that Special Counsel Robert Mueller removed an agent from his investigation who allegedly was speaking out against Trump. The agent, Peter Strzok, was part of the investigation into the use of Clinton’s private email server.
As expected, Twitter users pounced on the tweet:
You’re absolutely right, my dear. Now go resign before you get swept up in it — wait… too late. But at least we won’t have to listen to your frickin’ lies. And no, I have no empathy for your predicament. There is a chair in hell with your name on it. Bless your heart.
— Libby Hellmann (@libbyhellmann) December 4, 2017
Omg. Are you the same person who does the press conferences ? Am I putting this together correctly. ? And this current tweet. Nothing ironic here at all. #soconfused.
— donald jans (@DonaldJans) December 4, 2017
Thanks Sarah! There is nothing better than having your own words come back and bite you. I have a feeling you have been drunk all weekend.
— GeeDavey (@DavidOKelley9) December 4, 2017
Did Sanders realize what she tweeted? Are you sure it wasn't her lawyer?
— Sara Similes (@sarasmiles725) December 4, 2017
@AprilDRyan Should ask Sarah about this tweet at the next @WhiteHouse press conference…
I'm sure her answer will be something like, "Oh, that was different. Next question.." followed by "I believe I've addressed this question already"
— George Torres (@GeorgeTorresNYC) December 4, 2017
Psst… hey Sarah, that's what your nutso boss is doing now attacking the FBI!
— B&B (@ChandaFinch) December 4, 2017
This is the most beautiful find of the day.
— Rev. J. Walker (@revjwalker) December 4, 2017
The first thing you've ever said that I agree with.
— C.C. Chapman (@cc_chapman) December 4, 2017
We agree! This entire administration is losing. That includes you.
— Frankie (@FrancesRauer) December 4, 2017
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