The White House correspondents were in their seats waiting for the daily press briefing.
It was expected to be a particularly heated briefing after the tsunami of outrage flooded the country over the weekend with the revelations of the conditions that immigrant children cruelly separated from their asylum-seeking parents have been held in since the Trump administration instituted its sinister policy of zero-tolerance at the border.
Then the news came down to the assembled journalists: the briefing was being unexpectedly postponed until 5 PM.
The journalists milled around the room trying to figure out what was going on — and why — as the C-Span cameras continued to roll, broadcasting the confusion and the discussions over what could be causing the delay.
That’s when Tommy Christopher, a White House Press veteran and writer for ShareBlue, heard a voice on the C-Span feed that sounded familiar offering a possible reason for the postponement.
— Tommy Christopher (@tommyxtopher) June 18, 2018
That voice does sound like April Ryan, the CNN political analyst and the White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks. And the comment about “trying to get their Jesus right” makes sense given the Bible verses used by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to justify the despicable policy of ripping babies from their immigrant mothers’ arms as they enter the US to seek asylum.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was confronted at her last press briefing with the question of exactly where in the Bible it says that it’s moral to take children away from their mothers.
Her stammering response never really answered the question. She denied knowledge of Sessions’ comments, but defended the universally condemned Trump administration policy by saying:
“I can say that it is very biblical to enforce the law. That is actually repeated a number of times throughout the Bible.”
That statement led to an angry exchange between reporters demanding a straight answer to their question and Sanders, who insulted and dismissed reporters pressing her on the issue.
No wonder April Ryan felt motivated to quip about the White House Press Office “trying to get their Jesus right.” It’s a hilarious comment in this context.
Perhaps Sanders will come equipped to the postponed briefing with a sheaf of Bible verses supporting the Trump administration’s evil policy. Luckily the White House correspondents need only quote the Golden Rule and the parable of the Good Samaritan back at her if she does.
One does not need to be a Christian to recognize evil and malevolence, but if one claims to be a Christian and doesn’t see how truly reprehensible the Trump policy of rending families apart is, it’s time to look deep in your soul and consider an exorcism.
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