White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders opened up Monday’s White House press briefing with an extended analogy about beer — which she said was useful to help explain the debate surrounding tax reform.
Ten reporters go into a bar and get one beer each and spend $100 in total. Sanders said if the cost of the beer tracked the tax code, four reporters would pay nothing and then the other six journalists would pay $1, $3, $7, $12, $18 and $59 respectively.
Everyone is happy until the bartender offers to take $20 off the total bill.
The moral of the story is, basically, that if most of the savings from that $20 didn’t go to the richest journalist, he/she might not come back to the bar and drink with the nine others, thus making it impossible for them to pay their tab. In conclusion, this is Trump’s plan for tax reform.
…Or something like that.
The internet, it seems, was no less befuddled.
No clue what Sarah Sanders is talking about but I want a beer?
– Kevin Baron (@DefenseBaron) October 30, 2017
And that’s where the fun begins.
The moment quickly became a top trend on Twitter. Watch it above and see what people are saying about it below:
Sarah Sanders' stupid tax analogy is stupid because in reality the poorest would be getting more beer.
— ????????Mike Nicolella (@MikeNicolella) October 30, 2017
Press: "what's WH response 2 Paul Manafort & #RickGates indictments?"
Sarah Sanders: ???? "99 bottles of beer on the wall"
Huckabee Sanders pic.twitter.com/wfkCkQTGr0
— Harmon Dash (@dashingharmon) October 30, 2017
Sarah Sanders is talking about reporters going out for beer and having to pay taxes.
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) October 30, 2017
Sarah Sanders opens up press conference with drinking joke, looks up expectantly for laugh. Someone in press pool coughs. That happened.
— Charles Clymer????️???? (@cmclymer) October 30, 2017
holy shit sarah sanders is filibustering us by reading out a word problem from a forwarded email using reporters as a metaphor for taxes
— Hades Brown (@HayesBrown) October 30, 2017
If 10 reporters go to a bar, and…and two of them want whiskey, but the other six…Hillary colluded with Russia
-Sarah Sanders, basically
— Richard Jeter (@MilesToGo13) October 30, 2017
Press pool listening to Sarah Sanders WH Press Briefing pic.twitter.com/0DgIcpcNHc
— QUIT FACEBOOK (@SkeptiCatz) October 30, 2017