One could never accuse the Trump administration of doing anything ethical. Their number of ethics violations is astounding. In the run-up to the election Trump told all of us he was going to hire the best people. One has to wonder when he’s going to start doing that. It’s as if his administration members are having a competition to see who can screw up the most.
Maybe when Trump hired them he said that the one with the most mistakes would receive a bonus or something. Maybe another bonus goes to the one who can make the most massive mistakes all at one time. If so, then the leaders right now would be Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump himself, Paul Manafort, and, of course Michael Flynn. But wait — there’s another candidate throwing her name in the ring…Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
It was reported Sunday that Sarah Sander’s son Huck had purchased a Batman toy by repeatedly yelling “Batman” into their Google Echo. That’s not really that big of a deal, mistakes could happen to anyone who’s not properly supervising their child.
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 pic.twitter.com/7uF0d2fmD8
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 14, 2018
Her bigger mistake came though when she turned around and used her government Twitter account to discuss the subject with the masses. According to former White House Ethics Chief Walter Schaub what she did was a violation.
‘I know this WH’s ethics office is next to useless, so here’s a rule of thumb for complying with 5 C.F.R. § 2635.702: Avoid discussing purchases from private companies on your govt account.’
As you can imagine, Twitter users had a lot of fun with this story.
— Paladin 55 (@B_L_Mencken) January 14, 2018
Is Alexa a Russian name by any chance?
— Simon Pattern (@SimonPattern) January 14, 2018
As Dep Press SEC in Clinton WH, I can assure you we would have been exiled from our jobs for doing less.
— Mary Ellen Glynn (@GlynnME) January 14, 2018
In order to do better, one has to know better first. I am positive she not only doesn’t know better but she doesn’t want to either. @PressSec = Jr. Miss Evil incarnate
— Political Unicorn (@politicaunicorn) January 14, 2018
It amazes me the number of chances and excuses this administration gets. But god forbid the Black guy wore a tan suit. No excuses! Grow up!
— StSmallerie (@StSmallerie) January 14, 2018
The humiliating sloppiness of this administration is untenable.
— ⚾️Paula?? #TeamPelosi (@FabulousLVNV) January 14, 2018
Or as another Walter said, not as eloquently but just as persuasively: pic.twitter.com/7NhzD6xgHb
— Joan Echeveria (@NotYourMestizo) January 14, 2018
It is kinda funny that she is promoting Amazon, owned by Bezos, along with WaPo, so it has that going for it.
— JES (@1liners) January 14, 2018
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