By this point, America is used to WTF public statements from the White House. But Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders raised (lowered?) the bar early Saturday morning with an incoherent tweet composed almost entirely of emoji.
⚓️🚥🚥🚥🚥⚓️🚥🚥🚥🚥🚥🚥🚥🗺🗺🗺🗺🗺🗺🏰🗺🗺🏰🏰🏰🚦 :/9//&🗿🛩⛩🏚— Sarah H. Sanders 45 Archived (@SHSanders45) June 10, 2017
The tweet immediately sparked speculation about whether the White House staffer had butt-tweeted from her verified Twitter account. Others declared it the new covfefe. But mostly it inspired onlookers to drag President Donald Trump‘s administration.
When you sit on your phone…. https://t.co/M3PO7CShwE— ALT-immigration 🛂 (@ALT_uscis) June 10, 2017
She sat on her phone at 8:58 am; still there at 10:17 even as half Twitter snarks.— David Frum (@davidfrum) June 10, 2017
Not one of history's harder-working White Houses. https://t.co/QAaJmWhAk7
This tweet from Sarah Huckabee is the most coherent explanation of Trump's foreign policy we have had so far. https://t.co/t04VljXBQi— Facts Do Matter (@WilDonnelly) June 10, 2017
Thanks, Sarah.— RussSwall (@RussSwall) June 10, 2017
Believe it or not, that kind of clears it up for me. https://t.co/smDsKAUV1Q
So, what was it? A butt-tweet? A secret message from the depths of Area 51? Trump’s new infrastructure plan? Alas, one Rolling Stone writer predicted the truth.
Five hours after the tweet went live, Sanders offered up the most reasonable explanation available: It was her 3-year-old son, Huck.
Hey, at least he didn’t try to provoke a war with North Korea.