I don’t remember the exact question, but I do remember the exact answer:
“I think that’s a ridiculous and outrageous claim and doesn’t dignify a response from this podium.”
That was White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responding to a question at a recent White House briefing. A reporter asked Sanders about some harsh comments made about Donald Trump by Republican Senator Bob Corker.
The clear message to the press from the White House, via its press secretary, is that all criticism of the president is out of bounds. If you can’t ask something nice, don’t ask anything at all. Because it’s apparently un-America and unpatriotic to ask questions that in any way cast shade upon POTUS-45. Such questions are apparently not deserving of answers.
The lesson to be learned is that in today’s America, we must revere our Dear Leader and accept his will without question.
Welcome to the Fourth Reich.
Written for today’s one-word prompt, “dignify.”