White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has come under sustained fire from the left in her role as chief spokesperson for President Donald Trump — but that’s not the only bone liberals have to pick with her.
Chuck Lorre, the creator popular TV sitcoms The Big Bang Theory and its spin-off Young Sheldon, ruthlessly attacked Sanders over her outspoken Christian faith in a production logo, also called a vanity card, that appeared at the end of the CBS programs recently.
Sanders, God, and Trump
Deadline Hollywood reported that Lorre’s attack on Sanders came in response to remarks she had made about God and President Trump during a recent interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN).
In that interview with CBN, Sanders said: “I think God calls all of us to fill different roles at different times and I think that He wanted Donald Trump to become president.”
She added: “That’s why he’s there and I think he has done a tremendous job in supporting a lot of the things that people of faith really care about.”
Lorre’s attack on Sanders
Perhaps unsurprisingly, many on the left seized on Sanders’ comment that God had chosen Trump to serve as president, including Lorre.
In Chuck Lorre Production’s most recent vanity card — merely the latest in a series of cards he has used to launch attacks at the president and White House over the past couple of years — the TV show creator snidely presumed to know the depth of Sanders’ faith and personal relationship with God.
On vanity card #612 — which appeared briefly in the closing credits segment of the two shows — Lorre wrote: “God told me he hasn’t spoken to Sarah Sanders since she was fourteen years old and praying for her skin to clear up. I have no reason to doubt Him.”
While disgusting in and of themselves, Lorre’s comments show a glaring double standard among leftists.
What would happen if a Republican had launched such a plain attack on a Buddhist or Muslim person’s faith?
What about a Republican talking down to a woman in just a misogynistic way? Where are the “toxic masculinity” and “male privilege” police now that a grown man has used his position of power to attack and smear a woman, over her appearance as a teenager, no less?
Were one to apply the ideological and identitarian standards of the modern left to Lorre, his swipe at Sanders would be wildly out of bounds and greatly offensive.
There’s simply no excuse.