The White House Press Room
As a person who had to learn several languages (among which English)—and still learning Spanish—I am amazed by Sara Huckabee’s language dexterity. She speaks an English that is completely new to me. I understand what she says, in actual words, but the meaning as I have come to understand this of the words she uses in English seems completely different, and I am utterly confused after having listened for a while to her replies to questions from the press at the White House briefing room. I am unable to listen longer than ten minutes to her. She is very bad for my belief in languages as a means for communication.
Often she seems to turn words and makes sentences to mean the opposite of what I think they should mean. She is scolding people for not understanding what she is saying, but seldom asks for feedback whether what she said is understood by the receivers.
She deflects questions and then blames people for being stupid that she has to repeat the answers to their questions so may times.
She turns questions about things the president is supposed to have said completely against the questioner, and cold-faced says he didn’t say such a thing, while people know that is a lie, and she then admonishes the questioners—media professionals—“you people get your mind out of the gutter” (or whatever else it was alleged) and defers to the president’s agenda stating that all is going as he wished.
She looks down when somebody asks a question, as if he is concentrating on what lie she will tell next in response. Her all-around body language is atrocious. She looks as if she rather be at a funeral than in the press room.
She turns the world in two camps: you people, and The President.
She pretends that what she says should unconditionally be believed, and that what she says is the godforsaken truth, while I have seen—like so many others—that she often lies and distorts meaning.
For example: The President wants a merit based immigration law that eliminates the colour and race bar, she says, ignoring the shit-storm going on around her in the world about the demeaning terms the president used for countries with predominantly Black citizens.
(Trump may have picked up that term, merit-based, after talking to Justin Trudeau, because Canada has, among other parts to the immigration system, a merit system that also allows refugees and asylum-seekers from nations in peril, and family reunion and temporary workers without any restrictions from what nations they are. (At this time, Canada immigration is considering that the USA should be added to nations from where refugees can make legitimate refugee claims: currently thousands of Haitians come across the border afraid for their safety). Furthermore, a merit system does have a reasonable process to citizenship. Any immigrant can become a citizen after 3 years of law-abiding living (if accepted for refugee status, or as a regular immigrant.)
All Ms. Huckabee does is—as far as I can see—is deflect, lie, deflect, and lie. Aware of the job she allows the media to fulfill in the White House Press Room, she patronized and misused that power on a regular base by engaging in stupid, immature games: such as lets’ all say what we are thankful for, while it is clear she hates the people she faces in the press room.
Any real information is not expected to come out of that press room. Huckabee-Sanders is doing a good enough job for the president in that respect—deflect and deny—but any real revelations will not be forthcoming. I don’t like her at all. She speaks and acts with little respect for the people she is talking to. She looks as if she suffers permanently from lack of sleep en is grouchy, although somebody must have warned her to be “nicer”, and at times a fake smile appears on her face, although her eyes stay dead.
Please, how long do we have to suffer her? I guess there would be a slim chance that we get somebody else on that spot that can speak the truth and likes people who ask questions.