Sarah Huckabee Sanders is getting some colorful reactions on Twitter after calling the spate of anthem protests by players in the National Football League a “pretty black and white” issue.
“I don’t think there’s much to clarify. It’s pretty black and white there,” Sanders said while dismissing a reporter’s questions about Trump’s Twitter rants on the controversy.
Sanders’ unfortunate choice of words had Twitter seeing red.
“LOL at @SarahHuckabee for saying the NFL issue is ‘pretty black and white” and not even getting the irony of her own words,” said author Sarah Colonna.
CNN commentator Keith Boykin told his followers: “Sarah Huckabee Sanders is right on this point. It is ‘black and white.’ White lives matter to Trump. Black lives don’t.”
“Can’t make this sh– up,” tweeted another.
Trump kicked up a media firestorm Friday when he suggested during a rally in Alabama that coaches should get the “son of a b—-” players off the field if they continued to kneel. The comments triggered widespread protests from athletes, the league and coaches, many of whom condemned Trump’s comments.
The president continued his assault on the sports world with a series of tweets slamming NFL’s ratings and encouraging fans to boycott upcoming games.
See more reactions to Sanders’ comments below.
Freudian statement by Sanders Huckabee? Black & white? No, it's Constitutional & equal treatment & American values. Please fire her now!
— Missy (@MissyJunior3) September 28, 2017
Asked about Trumps attacks on the NFL and free speech Sarah Huckabee Sanders just replied "It's pretty black and white." pic.twitter.com/sszPAPVVXy
— Pagansexgod (@pagansexgod) September 28, 2017
— Madame Blubberthigh (@LostMyInvite) September 28, 2017
— FirstDerivative (@FirstDerivative) September 28, 2017
Sarah Huckabee Sanders saying the issue is "pretty black and white" while talking about Trump's stance on NFL protests… pic.twitter.com/AcriSK7a0Z
— Nope (@reallyintothis) September 28, 2017
LOL at @SarahHuckabee for saying the NFL issue is "pretty black and white" and not even getting the irony of her own words.
— Sarah Colonna (@sarahcolonna) September 28, 2017
Sarah Huckabee Sanders is right on this point. It is "black and white." White lives matter to Trump. Black lives don't. https://t.co/ehrmpxpsZs
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) September 28, 2017
"It's pretty black and white." – Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Trump's attack on NFL players' free speech.
— Karen DaltonBeninato (@kbeninato) September 28, 2017
Sarah Huckabee Sanders on anthem protests by NFL players: "I don't think there's much to clarify, it's pretty black and white there." pic.twitter.com/LpP3nxdlsg
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) September 28, 2017