In an interview with NPR’s “On Point” on Sunday, a Washington Post columnist compared White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to the proposed border wall between the United States and Mexico. Kathleen Parker, a columnist for The Washington Post, got very close to fat shaming Sanders when explaining why the White House official is a physical barrier between the public and the Oval Office.
“She’s impermeable,” Parker said. “You know, we’ve heard forever and ever that we’re going to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, and the wall that we’ve wound up with is named Sarah Huckabee Sanders.”
“And she is, you know, she’s just, uh, she’s just there,” Parker continued “She’s lar–I have to watch my descriptors here because I don’t want to say anything physically insulting but she is, um, you know, she provides a, uh, barrier, essentially, between the American public and White House.”
NPR’s Tom Ashbrook changed the direction of the conversation by tossing a question to CBS’s Major Garrett.
“We don’t have to go physical in any way to observe that this is a very formidable person at the microphone,” Ashbrook said. “Characterize Sarah Huckabee Sanders as a White House press secretary for us.”
Garrett continued to talk about the Trump administration and Sanders’s role in the White House. You can listen to the exchange here. Parker’s comments about Sanders’s physical appearance start at the 2:30 minute mark.