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Spicer Defends Huckabee Sanders: Media's Criticism 'Inappropriate'

(Fox News/"Fox & Friends")

By    |   Tuesday, 07 Nov 2017 09:53 AM

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer Tuesday slammed the mainstream media for taking potshots at his successor, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and praised her job performance.

"I think Sarah does a phenomenal job," Spicer told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program. "She is a great person and I think it's interesting to me that so many of the media loves to take potshots when they think things are out of bounds and inappropriate and yet [there is] deafening silence from so many of the same individuals that are so concerned when attacks get lobbed from members of the Republican Party."

However, when these "prize-winning, well-established journalists make these disgusting kind of comments about somebody's appearance, there is a deafening silence from some of these other network anchors that are so easily appalled."

In an opinion piece for The Los Angeles Daily Times, Pulitzer-Prize winning editorial cartoonist David Horsey wrote that unlike other women in President Donald Trump's circle Sanders resembles a "slightly chunky soccer mom."

He since published an apology to Sanders, and removed the offending description from the column, admitting that his description was "insensitive and failed to meet the standards of our newspaper. It also failed to meet the expectations I have for myself. It surely won’t be my last mistake, but this particular error will be scrupulously avoided in my future commentaries."

Spicer also on Tuesday commented about Virginia's hotly contested gubernatorial race, saying he believes Republican Ed Gillespie will have a "great day" squaring off against Democratic opponent Ralph Northam.

"I think Virginia has been a state that's close at the end,' said Spicer. “I mean, this is the case when Ken Cuccinelli ran for governor, was the case when Donald Trump was running for president. They had him down in double digits and Trump claimed within five."

Northern Virginia is tough to read, said Spicer, but the momentum is shifting in Gillespie's direction.

"The thing I think is really key is that the turnout is leaning in Ed's direction," said Spicer. "I think the ground game in Virginia is fantastic. It's improved the last couple of cycles and it's going to propel the ticket to victory tonight."

Spicer also discussed a reporter's decision to ask Trump, during his press statements in North Korea, about the Texas church massacre, saying it wasn't a question about whether it was an appropriate question, but about if it was topical.

"I think you're in South Korea, when you've got major issues in terms of economic security, you've got the Indo-Pacific region, you've got issues pertaining to China, and clearly they're in South Korea, the number one issue is North Korea and the threat that it poses not just to South Korea but to the United States but frankly the entire world," said Spicer.

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Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer Tuesday slammed the mainstream media for taking potshots at his successor, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and praised her job performance.
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