Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who has faced her fair share of criticism from the media, was named one of the top 10 most admirable women in the United States.
A poll conducted by YouGov asked participants two questions — if they admired a person at all and then whether they admired that person the most. Sanders was calculated to be the 9th most admired woman in the U.S.
Since assuming her former role as deputy press secretary, Sanders has been on the receiving end of harsh criticism over both her abilities and her appearance.
A Saturday Night Live portrayal of her featured her eating at the podium and took mocking her to the point that CNN anchor Chris Cuomo called it “mean” and said the cast was “fat shaming her.”
Actress Rosie O’Donnell painted a portrait of the press secretary, called her a “lying sack of s**t,” and wondered how she sleeps at night.
I think @PressSec is a very ugly person on the inside. I don’t care at all about her outer shell. On the inside she is a liar. She is cruel and part of a corrupt, racist administration who have been bought and paid for by corporate interests. All very ugly stuff. https://t.co/1aLvpKsafk
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) May 12, 2018
Five people in the room leaked to the press that Sarah Sanders flipped out over leaks to the press. This is what happens when you are a pitiless pathological liar. https://t.co/0L9k2gZvd6
— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) May 12, 2018
I’m sure you weren’t born a liar. I doubt you grew up thinking, I want to one day lie for the President of the United States
I beg you to stand up at the next press Conference and yell “I’m sick of Trump forcing me to lie… I Resign”
Think about the book deal!
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) May 6, 2018
Recently, during the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, comedian Michelle Wolf told her, practically to her face, that she was a “disappointment” to other women.
Other conservative women who made the top 10 list were former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who took the number seven spot, and first lady Melania Trump, who was listed as number 10.
United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska), and Fox News host Laura Ingraham also made the top 20 list at numbers 12, 18, and, 20, respectively.