Sarah Huckabee Sanders Called Trump "Obama" By Accident & Twitter's Like, We Wish
Faced with week after week of shock, scandal, and unpopular policy coming out of the Trump administration, many Americans say they yearn for the years when the country was under President Obama's leadership. But while many wish they could swap Donald for Barry, it was White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders who referred to Trump as Obama during a press briefing on Tuesday, sparking Twitter users to commiserate with Hucakbee Sanders over their desire to return to the good 'ol Obama days as well.
Huckabee Sanders was giving a press briefing on Trump's direction on Tuesday to end DACA, or "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals." The Obama-era program protected "DREAMers," or children who were brought to the United States illegally, by allowing them to remain in the country without fear of deportation. Trump directed Congress to create new legislation to replace the executive order that created DACA, before the program would begin to phase out March 2, 2018.
"President Obama is laying out a responsible 24-month phase out," Sanders said, before continuing on, not realizing her error until reporters in the room corrected her.
I'd like to think that Huckabee Sanders' subconscious couldn't find a way to use the words "Trump" and "responsible" in the same sentence, but here are some of the thoughts Twitter had for the tongue-tied press secretary.
Our Thoughts Exactly
Best part about Sarah Huckabee Sanders' "briefing" is her worshipping trump & mistakenly saying President Obama's name twice. We know girl.— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) September 5, 2017
We know it's hard to accept Trump as president when you know what once was. We know, girl.
Even Sarah Huckabee-Sanders seems nostalgic for President Obama today.— Lydia Polgreen (@lpolgreen) September 5, 2017
Things must be getting pretty bad if even those employed by the Trump administration are wishing we were back in the Obama years.
Another White House Pink Slip?
Sarah Huckabee Sanders just called Trump "President Obama 🤣🤣😂😂.— Frederick Douglass (@HITEXECUTIVE) September 5, 2017
She bout to get fired by the end of the week.
The Trump White House doesn't have the most stable of staffing outlooks, so Huckabee Sanders should be careful if she doesn't want to go the way of her predecessor.
I'll Just See My Way Out
Sarah Huckabee Sanders walking into the White House after accidentally calling President Trump "President Obama." pic.twitter.com/YC6rZRkKkK— Joe (@NewsProJoe) September 5, 2017
Huckabee Sanders may want to avoid the West Wing for a few hours.
Just Can't Believe It
Sarah Huckabee Sanders just referred to Trump as "President Obama" twice because she can't believe Trump is President either.— Robert Stribley (@stribs) September 5, 2017
Trump being president is not an easy concept for any of us to get used to — Huckabee Sanders included, apparently.
The "Responsible" Part Threw Her Off
When Sarah Huckabee Sanders is giving a briefing & accidentally says Pres. Obama instead of Pres. Trump when talking about responsibility. 😂— Noah Ramirez (@jnoahramirez) September 5, 2017
It was the "responsible" characterization that led her to believe the sentence couldn't have been about Trump.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, calls Trump, Obama lol oh snap ! pic.twitter.com/DurrbKz2Xy— East L.A. News (@EASTLA_NEWS) September 5, 2017
This was probably the face of many of the reporters in the room.
Scar vs. Mufasa
Calling Trump "Obama" is like calling Scar "Mufasa." 😂— Mari_Without_Borders (@mari_isabel) September 5, 2017
"Sarah Huckabee Sanders," you get props today! 🙌🏾
It's the fact that the two men are so strikingly different in almost every aspect that makes it so amusing that Huckabee Sanders would mix them up in her briefing.
"I'll Be There For You"
Sarah Huckabee Sanders calling Trump "President Obama" shows she must be a huge "Friends" fan. https://t.co/RBQIZhB7Fh— Malcolm Fleschner (@CultureShlock) September 5, 2017
At least this mixup won't end in divorce.
Biden Is All Of Us
Sarah Sanders just called Trump "President Obama".— Cornelia (@PaladinCornelia) September 5, 2017
Yeah, we miss him too. pic.twitter.com/YTysFVLAAY
Never let go, Joe. Never let go.
I've never related to Sarah Huckabee Sanders more than when she said President Obama, same girl— Malec ➰ (@withSnowbarry) September 5, 2017
While Huckabee Sanders may be embarrassed of Tuesday's slip up, for many it was probably her most relatable moment.
We know that President Obama is never coming back, but it's moments like these when we can at least take solace that even for those employed by the current administration, 44 is still on the mind.