In her last press briefing before the Thanksgiving holiday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders asked/demanded that reporters precede their questions to her with a statement about what they were thankful for.
“I want to share a few things that I’m thankful for and I think it would be nice for you guys to do so as well before asking your questions,” she said.
Sanders then went on to recite a laundry list of things, including police, firefighters, first responders and the U.S. military. In addition, she said she was grateful for the U.S. press corps and “the incredible privilege of serving this president.”
“This is how it’s going to work today since I’m here and I get to call on you,” she said. “If you want to ask a question I think t’s only fair since I’ve shared what I’m thankful for that you start off with what you’re thankful for.”
And reporters right down the line willingly obliged.
Extra shout-out to Newsmax’s John Gizzi, who said he was thankful for his 96-year-old father and his wife for finally saying yes after his fourth request.
He then pivoted to a question about Zimbabwe.
Watch the video above.
Of course — Twitter blue checks were not particularly amused with the stunt.