The new White House communications director has already come out swinging, forcing an apology out of a writer from The Daily Beast who posted an offensive and insulting Twitter message about White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
After Sanders’ promotion last week, Daily Beast writer Ira Madison III tweeted a picture of Sanders at the podium with the caption, “Butch queen first time in drags at the ball.”
After no apology followed, Scaramucci issued a statement on Twitter Tuesday morning, saying, “The @thedailybeast should apologize. The comment is reprehensible.”
Within a few minutes, an apology came from Madison himself, who tweeted back, “Apologies to Sarah H. Sanders for the ill-judged joke tweeted Fri, deleted this AM. I didn’t mean to offend anyone & I’m sorry that I did!”
The @thedailybeast should apologize. The comment is reprehensible.
— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) July 25, 2017
Apologies to Sarah H. Sanders for the ill-judged joke tweeted Fri, deleted this AM. I didn’t mean to offend anyone & I’m sorry that I did!
— Ira Madison III (@ira) July 25, 2017
A screenshot was preserved of Madison’s offensive tweet on Friday:
This wasn’t the first time the writer had posted such an offensive tweet. During the confirmation hearing for then-Senator Jeff Sessions, Madison mocked Sessions’ grandchild, tweeting, “Sessions, sir, kindly return this Asian baby to the Toys ‘R’ Us you stole her from.”
About Sarah Huckabee Sanders
Sarah Elizabeth Huckabee Sander (born August 13, 1982) is an American political aide, currently serving as Deputy White House Press Secretary and designated to succeed Sean Spicer as White House Press Secretary. She is the daughter of former governor of Arkansas and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and former Arkansas first lady Janet Huckabee.
Sanders got her start in politics serving as a field coordinator for her father’s 2002 re-election campaign for Governor of Arkansas. She served as a regional liaison for congressional affairs at the U.S. Department of Education under President George W. Bush. She also worked as field coordinator for President Bush’s re-election campaign in Ohio in 2004.
Sanders is a founding partner of Second Street Strategies in Little Rock, Arkansas, a general consulting services provider. She worked on national political campaigns and on campaigns for federal office in Arkansas. Sanders also served as Vice President of Tsamoutales Strategies. She served as national political director for her father, Mike Huckabee’s, 2008 presidential campaign. She also served as a senior advisor to Tim Pawlenty in his 2012 presidential run. She was involved in the campaigns of both U.S. Senators from Arkansas, managing John Boozman’s 2010 campaign and serving as an advisor to Tom Cotton’s 2014 election. After her father’s 2008 campaign, she worked as executive director of Huck PAC, a political action committee. She also served as national campaign manager for the ONE Campaign, an international organization aimed at ending global poverty and preventable diseases.
In 2016, after managing her father’s presidential campaign, she signed on as a senior advisor for Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, handling the Trump campaign’s communications for coalitions.
Sanders has said in the past that she did not want to have the full time role of being press secretary.
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