Los Angeles Times columnist David Horsey has apologized afterward a beachcomber of backfire afterwards he declared White House columnist secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders as “a slight beefy soccer mom” in a column about her role in President Donald Trump’s administration. Some two paragraphs accept back been removed from the piece, and an acknowledgment from the Pulitzer Prize champ is now printed aloft the article.
A agenda to readers anachronous Nov. 3 said that the description of Sanders “did not accommodated Times standards” and has back “been removed.” In it the piece’s lead, Horsey wrote that Sanders “does not attending like the affectionate of woman Donald Trump would accept as his arch spokesperson,” abacus that Trump “generally apparent a alternative for glassy beauties with continued legs and stiletto heels.”
“Trump’s babe Ivanka and wife Melania are the advance of this type,” Horsey wrote in the cavalcade appear Wednesday. “By comparison, Sanders looks added like a hardly beefy soccer mom who organizes bite for the kids’ games. Rather than the affected eyelashes and academic dresses she puts on for account briefings, Sanders seems as if she’d be added adequate in sweats and active shoes.”
The allotment was broadly criticized on Twitter, with some users deeming it sexist.
Horsey issued an acknowledgment to both L.A. Times readers as able-bodied as to Sanders and alleged his comments “insensitive.”
“I appetite to apologize to Times readers — and to Sarah Huckabee Sanders — for a description that was aloof and bootless to accommodated the standards of our newspaper,” he said. “It additionally bootless to accommodated the expectations I accept for myself. It absolutely won’t be my aftermost mistake, but this accurate absurdity will be anxiously abhorred in my approaching commentaries. I’ve removed the behind description.”
White House Columnist Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders answers reporters' questions during a account appointment in the Brady Columnist Briefing Room at the White House October 30, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo: Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images