As America was gearing up for the New Year, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders took a moment to follow her boss' lead and troll her critics on the Left with a pro-gun, pro-homemade pie tweet.
Wednesday, Sanders tweeted a photo of herself holding a shotgun during a trapshooting session. She worked in a reference to being accused by a White House correspondent of fake-baking a pecan pie for Thanksgiving for good measure.
"Back home where we learned how to do more than just bake pecan pies. #trapshooting #pull," she wrote.
The result, as Karen Townsend puts it, was the sequel to #piegate: "#shotgungate." Triggered critics of Sanders immediately found ways to slam the press secretary. Rather than assuming that she had lifted the gun for a pose, which is what appears to be the case, some critics hammered her for supposedly promoting the unsafe use of guns. Others slammed her for promoting gun ownership in general, while yet others used the opportunity to condemn her for being a part of the Trump administration.
A few examples:
Many also came to her defense, pointing out that she was posing for the shot, not really trying to demonstrate proper technique. Others cheered her for celebrating her Second Amendment rights, including big fan "Donald J. Tramp" (which fooled me at first — stupid parody accounts!). One guy reminded her critics that Obama once went skeet shooting too.