Michael Che, one of Saturday Night Live’s four co-head writers, would like you to know he feels bad for White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Michael Che, who has a history of targeting women who criticize him, would like you to know that Sarah Huckabee Sanders has no choice but to serve as the mouthpiece of an administration tearing children away from their parents, much as a Verizon customer service technician has no choice but to speak for Verizon.
Michael Che, who once said it’s not his job to know—and that he doesn’t care—if Donald Trump is a racist, would like you to know it’s really just so cruel how everyone treats Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who last week said it’s “very biblical” to cage refugee children.
Michael Che, who recently insisted that Roseanne Barr deserves a TV show, would like you to know that Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who stood by Rob Porter when he was accused of domestic abuse, doesn’t like her job, and that in fact it makes her very sad.
Michael Che, who will host the 2018 Emmys with Colin Jost, would like you to know that lying on behalf of Donald Trump is no different than providing accused criminals with the due process to which they are Constitutionally entitled.
Michael Che, who is currently touring the country to work out his new hour, would like you to know you’re an idiot for caring that Sarah Huckabee Sanders is a liar.
Michael Che, who, again, is a head writer of Saturday Night Live, would like you to know you’re also an idiot for caring that Donald Trump is a liar.
Michael Che, whose Instagram handle is “chethinks,” would finally like you to consider that Sarah Huckabee Sanders is honestly so brave in the face of so much adversity, which, again, is a situation she has no control over, because working in the White House is just the best she can do.
Michael Che, in other words, would like you to forget the people below the boot and reserve your empathy for the people wearing it.
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