Donald Trump’s obsession with fame (and propaganda) reached new heights this week when White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders read fan mail from a 9-year-old boy at Wednesday’s press briefing.
And just so we’re clear, this is a highly inappropriate and unprecedented practice that Sanders is hoping to make a semi-regular occurrence at briefings, Think Progress reports.
The letter, written by Dylan, conspicuously came after Trump’s bizarre and politically driven Boy Scout rant this week, where he encouraged children to boo former president Barack Obama. It was, for all intents and purposes, a obvious attempt at distraction.
“You’re my favorite president,” Dylan wrote. “I like you so much that I had a birthday about you. My cake was the shape of your hat.”
Dylan went on to question Trump about the presidency, asking him about the White House and how much money he made. And in a curious and ironic twist, Dylan also called out those who are critical of the president, saying he didn’t understand why Trump wasn’t so likable.
“I don’t know why people don’t like you. You seme nice can we be friends?,” the letter read.
Sanders defended her Wednesday afternoon performance by telling journalists the reading was to “remind us a little bit more often about some of the forgotten men, women, and children that we are here to serve and that the president is fighting for.”
But the reading of little Dylan’s letter seems almost comical when considering that that same day, Donald Trump announced a ban on transgender troops in the U.S. military.
Talk about the forgotten men and women — who bravely put their lives on the line — that Trump is here to serve.