On Wednesday afternoon July 26, the White House launched a new tradition—reading out loud letters from children to the president, as part of the daily press briefing.
Newly appointed White House secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders now has the special honor of reading those letters.
One letter that garnered attention at the briefing was from a 9-year-old boy named Dylan.
“My name is Dylan but every body calls me Pickle,” read Sanders on Wednesday from her podium. “I’m 9 years old and you are my favorit president. I like you so much I had a birthday about you. My cake was the shap of your hat.”
In the letter, “Pickle” asked the president some questions including “How big is the White Hose” and “How much monny do you have?”
The letter was so popular that reporters asked Sanders to provide them with a copy of the letter, which she said she would do after blacking out Pickle’s last name, according to the Washington Post.
In a tweet posted on Wednesday, Sanders revealed a photo of the single notebook page the letter was written on. The caption she wrote says, “Dylan aka Pickle thank you for your letter and hope to meet you soon!”
Dylan aka Pickle thank you for your letter and hope to meet you soon! pic.twitter.com/XZlJARZ9cs
— Sarah Huckabee (@SarahHuckabee) July 26, 2017
The tweet by Huckabee Sanders has been retweeted over 989 times as of this writing and liked by 3,860 others. It even started a new hashtag #PickleTruther—the term spread quickly on Twitter.
Some in the media claimed the letter was fake, but an examination by the Washington Post confirmed the letter was…
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