In a since deleted tweet on Friday, Daily Beast writer Ira Madison III called Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders a “butch queen” dressed “in drags.” Days later he apologized to Sanders — but only after Scaramucci asked him to.
This isn’t the first time Madison has made inappropriate statements. His followers joined in on the bashing with crude remarks about Sanders’ looks.
Daily Caller reports:
Ira’s followers didn’t seem the least bit bothered by his remark.
“Mike Huckabee in a dress!” one exclaimed.
Another remarked, “That makeup is a national security issue.”
And this: “Someone using the hell out of their Naked Basics pallet.”
A Mirror spy called it “over the line.”
Surely Ira meant to say, hey, Sarah, congratulations on your new job!
Apparently Ira has ruffled feathers before. At the beginning of 2017, CNN’s Jake Tapper called Madison “lacking in humanity.” Tapper can be a bit of a baby — and meshugannah — about a lot of things. But in this case, it was because Madison said Attorney General Jeff Sessions brought his Asian granddaughter to confirmation hearings to ease allegations of Session’s racism toward African Americans.
Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci didn’t take too kindly to the insult and asked the Daily Beast apologize.
The @thedailybeast should apologize. The comment is reprehensible.
— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) July 25, 2017
On Monday night, The Mooch and Sanders were vindicated, as Madison apologized for his crude remarks.
“Apologies to Sarah H. Sanders for the ill-judged joke tweeted Fri, deleted this AM,” Madison wrote. “I didn’t mean to offend anyone & I’m sorry that I did!”
Apologies to Sarah H. Sanders for the ill-judged joke tweeted Fri, deleted this AM. I didn’t mean to offend anyone & I’m sorry that I did!
— Ira Madison III (@ira) July 25, 2017