NBC reporter defends Sarah Sanders from followers 'calling her foul names or commenting on her appearance'

NBC reporter Jonathan Allen on Wednesday called on his followers to stop calling White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders “foul names” or “commenting on her appearance.”

Allen wrote on Twitter that the previous day he made comments during the White House press briefing that “suggested a lack of understanding of government, trade and Congress" by Sanders. 

Twitter users responded to his tweet by attacking Sanders and her appearance.

“That’s vile. Please stop,” Allen wrote.

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Allen’s original critique of Sanders came during the first press briefing in several weeks. The briefing lasted about 15 minutes.

Sanders said during the briefing that President TrumpDonald TrumpPoll: 73 percent of Democratic voters would consider voting for Biden in the 2024 primary Biden flexes presidential muscle on campaign trail with Virginia's McAuliffe Has Trump beaten the system? MORE has asked all Cabinet agencies to find additional funds that could be used to build his long-desired wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. 

“Look, we’re not asking American taxpayers for that,” Sanders said. “We’re looking at existing funding through other agencies right now that we can draw on to do that immediately.”

Allen pointed out on Twitter that all federal agencies are funded by taxpayers.

“Sarah Sanders is doing a very bad job of explaining how government and non-government money works,” Allen wrote.