The internet never forgets. That’s a fact White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders learned the hard way after Twitter users unearthed an old tweet in which she blasts those critical of the FBI, and got retweeted in viral fashion Sunday.
The tweet, written last November — just before the election — was meant to be an attack on then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, over speculation that she was disliked within the FBI. Sanders also shared a link to a Nov.3, 2016 Political Wire article, where writer Taegan Goddard had pointed out why the FBI was becoming a “Trumpland.”
“Deep antipathy to Hillary Clinton exists within the FBI,” mentioned the article, adding, “Current and former FBI officials, none of whom were willing or cleared to speak on the record, have described a chaotic internal climate that resulted from outrage over director James Comey’s July decision not to recommend an indictment over Clinton’s maintenance of a private email server on which classified information transited.”
Given that her current boss, President Donald Trump, went on a Twitter rant this weekend, terming the FBI’s reputation “in tatters,” the sweet irony of Sander’s tweet was not lost on users of the microblogging site.
“When you’re attacking FBI agents because you’re under criminal investigation, you’re losing.” Sanders tweeted in November. Now the internet is using her own words against Donald Trump.
When you're attacking FBI agents because you're under criminal investigation, you're losing https://t.co/SIoAxatCjp
— Sarah Sanders (@SarahHuckabee) November 3, 2016
People started likening the year-old tweet to the ongoing situation with Trump, and it has gone viral.
— Sean O'Connor (@seanoconnz) December 4, 2017
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) December 4, 2017
— jordan yule log ⛄️ (@JordanUhl) December 4, 2017
Trump is losing, says Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. https://t.co/EUxT0Oj8df
— Richard Hine (@richardhine) December 4, 2017
This tweet aged very well. Sarah Sander "When you're attacking the FBI agents your losing."
Well Sarah your boss is now attacking FBI agents.
— Johnathan Ford (@Free_From_Trump) December 4, 2017
BREAKING: Sarah Sanders murders irony. Film at 11. 👇🏼 https://t.co/aV3BhO1Fle
— Shelby Kent-Stewart (@ShelbyKentStewa) December 4, 2017
— John Toner (@jptoner50) December 4, 2017
— Todd Breasseale 🇺🇸 (@TBreassealeDHS) December 4, 2017