Sarah Huckabee Sanders looked stone faced as she approached what we can only imagine was a hostile crowd. No, it wasn’t the White House press core, it was a group of children celebrating Easter. Still, one can’t be too sure when a question about collusion with Russia might get lobbed your way. No wonder the White House Press Secretary kept her guard up while reading the tale of Jesus and the resurrection.
Before beginning the story, Sanders charmed the children and their parents by asking if they were going to the cookie station to load up on sugar before going home. After a resounding “yes!” from the crowd it was time to jam through the story of Jesus’ death (without actually mentioning he died) and his resurrection.
Sanders delivery left a lot to be desired and Twitter was on hand to point it out.
If you ever wanted to understand apathy, spend 1 minute watching Sarah Huckabee Sanders reading the Easter story to children at the White House Easter Egg Roll pic.twitter.com/ZCNhdb7lMi
— Marcus Gilmer (@marcusgilmer) April 2, 2018
How fun for those kids! A horrible story delivered in the most horrible way possible.
— Skeptical Park (@skepticalpark) April 3, 2018
Has she never read a book to children before? Good god…she is BAD at this.
— All I Got Was Santa Claus (@Scattered211) April 2, 2018
Sarah Sanders reading the Easter story with the same level of enthusiasm as a Bill Belichick press conference. pic.twitter.com/Jyta0jmNuW
— Marie Connor (@thistallawkgirl) April 2, 2018
Janey Godley attempted to help Sanders by dubbing her voice with a Scottish accent and a different story.
— Janey Godley (@JaneyGodley) April 3, 2018
People couldn’t quite pinpoint what the reading reminded them of, but they tried.
Watching Sarah Huckabee Sanders read an Easter story to kids is surreal, especially when she says “Yay!” after Jesus is resurrected – she's like a drunken substitute teacher at a Betsy DeVos charter school
— Paul Rudnick (@PaulRudnickNY) April 3, 2018
Sarah Huckabee Sanders' reading of the Easter story reminds me of a supply teacher I had in High School who'd rush through biology worksheets before leaving the class to do 'quiet reading' whilst she smoked in her car https://t.co/e3JabwTj7Z
— Lucy McKinstry (@LuluMcKinstry) April 3, 2018
— Light Exhale (@lightexhale) April 3, 2018
One Twitter user wondered what the story may have sounded like in Sanders own words.
“Look, I think Jesus was very clear on this issue, he has already said that he would be back after three days. He told his disciples this, he made a statement already, I’m not going to comment any further on this. I would defer you to God on this”
— JC RESISTS ⚖️ ️ (@JCBarone_) April 3, 2018
There was a lot of concern for how the children stayed awake. Ah! Maybe that’s why she was asking about the sugar.
— Jesus Christ SR. (@AthiestHawking) April 3, 2018
Jesus needs to take the proverbial wheel and haul her away.
— AsianSocialNetwork (@AsianSocialNet) April 3, 2018
This video just sucked all joy out of life.
— Groucho (@Stewey444) April 3, 2018
SNL doesn’t even have to work for it.
— CrazynessEnsued (@devintoddish) April 3, 2018
Quite a contrast to the joy in Obama’s White House.
— pattir (@patring30) April 3, 2018