Following fallout and outrage by numerous Democrats and the general public on Tuesday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded to a question about the "sexual innuendo" contained in a tweet sent by President Donald Trump about Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) by saying that "only if your mind is in the gutter" could someone interpret the president's words in that way.
Sarah Sanders says Trump's Gillibrand tweet does not include a sexual innuendo: "Only if your mind is in the gutter would you have read it that way" https://t.co/EQrFrtK75t
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) December 12, 2017
Huckabee Sanders was asked about the president's words multiple times by reporters, but she claimed the president did not owe Gillibrand an apology and said "there's no way that [his words were] sexist at all."
— CSPAN (@cspan) December 12, 2017
But when it came to the press secretary's outlandish explanation, Twitter didn't miss a beat:
My mind isn’t in the gutter & it was the first thought I had
— Penni Shelton (@PenniShelton) December 12, 2017
only if your mind is in the gutter*
*and he has a long history of sexism, racism, and admitting to sexual assault
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) December 12, 2017
Sarah just told a reporter you'd have to have your mind in the gutter to misinterpret Trump's tweet. Priceless!!!
— AmericanWoman(@654321Lady) December 12, 2017
— Jennifer Niemi (@nigigwag) December 12, 2017
she's also lying her ass off, and claiming that everyone else has their mind in the gutter, that Trump's thoughts were pure and he would use that language with a male senator .....BUT he didn't did he even though men also called him out
— Kodiak (@Sensei415) December 12, 2017