Sarah Huckabee Sanders baked a pie for the media after being accused of lying on Twitter — but people are still slamming her

  • People accused White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders of posting a stock photo of a pie and claiming she had baked it.
  • In response, Sanders documented the process of baking a pie for the White House press corps potluck, calling out April Ryan, a reporter who was skeptical of her earlier pie. 
  • Many remained critical, with Rosie O'Donnell tweeting: "so nice of u sarah to bake a cake for a woman u diminish and devalue daily."

 

Sarah Huckabee Sanders baked a pie for Thursday's potluck with the White House press corps after a bizarre conspiracy emerged about her baking skills. 

In November, Sanders posted a photo of a pecan pie on a white counter.

The lack of background made some people suspicious, and rumors began to circulate that the press secretary had actually posted a stock photo.

April Ryan, American Urban Radio Networks' White House correspondent, tweeted: "Show it to us on a table." 

On Wednesday night, Sanders took to Twitter to document the entire process of making pies.

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted a picture of a pie on Thanksgiving, causing quite a stir over whether it was really baked by her or not...
I don't know why people keep saying this is a stock image when it's not. A simple google image search would have so… https://t.co/DC9epLy14Q
April Ryan CNN questions Sarah Sanders about a pecan pie. And CNN pays this woman a salary?
Sarah Sanders steals a picture of a pecan pie from PBS and claims that she baked it! She is emulating… https://t.co/CiB33xwaA4
What a coincidence... Sarah Sanders and I made the same pie... #LiesGiving https://t.co/uJzIRUVaMC
Show it to us on a table. https://t.co/ifeSBlSZW7
Apparently there is a new fight over whether Sarah Sanders really made a homemade pie? History may not look kindly… https://t.co/uOpMG07f0S
Leaving this here for full disclosure. I was fooled, don’t be. I did read the thread, before Tweeting to check. S… https://t.co/Bp200iNl4v
.@AprilDRyan’s charge that Sarah Sanders tweeted a fake Thanksgiving pie proves truth never takes a holiday https://t.co/XvGnnEQvcc
@AprilDRyan All these posts about Sarah Sanders and pie show how infantile the press has become
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Sanders then tweeted: "Ingredients all mixed up and pies in the oven! @AprilDRyan let me know if you need further documentation #piegate".

Some people are still finding reasons to criticize Sanders' culinary skills. 

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Others — including actress Rosie O'Donnell, who has criticized the Trump administration in the past — took issue with the fact that Sanders would poke fun at Ryan at all. 

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Ryan is known for pushing Sanders to answer questions about President Trump's more controversial actions. The reporter was not invited to the White House Christmas party for the first time in 20 years, something she says happened because the White House has "disdain" for her. 

On Wednesday, Ryan took the #piegate tweets in stride. 

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"Oh I can’t wait to see them!" Ryan tweeted. "They look pretty!" 

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