White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has effectively put pie-gate to rest.
In what serves as a perfect encapsulation of the absurdity of the coverage the Trump administration often sees from the media, Sanders found herself locked in a feud with reporter April Ryan over pies, but the president’s spokesperson brought the tussle to a proper conclusion on Thursday.
Ryan, White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, questioned a claim by Sanders that she baked pies for Thanksgiving and upon bringing Thursday’s press briefing to a close, the press secretary had a message for the reporter.
“I just want to say thanks, have a good week, and April, I am looking forward to having some pie with you momentarily,” Sanders said.
Sanders would then hand delivered home-baked pies to the White House press area.
Sarah shows up with her pies. pic.twitter.com/MwDCgqizlc
— Brian J. Karem (@BrianKarem) December 14, 2017
Not that Sanders lost her sense of humor, as she hilariously trolled Ryan while in the process of baking the pies.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) December 15, 2017
Sanders had a pie for Ryan, which proved to be an olive branch to all members of the press, who have, at times, had a rocky relationship with the no-nonsense presidential spokesperson.
“This is our reset, not just for me but for all of us,” Ryan said.
— Ben Kennedy (@BenKennedyTV) December 14, 2017
— TVNewser (@tvnewser) December 14, 2017
Sanders and Ryan had an interesting exchange, which was captured on video.
“I can’t believe you would question my ability to bake a pie,” Sanders told Ryan to her face.
“It was a joke,” Ryan protested. “In the beginning, it was a joke!”
“I’m from the south!” Sanders replied.
“So what, you can be from the south and you can’t cook. A lot of people can’t cook,” the reporter countered.
— Michelle Moons (@MichelleDiana) December 14, 2017
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