Over the Thanksgiving holiday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders came under fire for a tweet about her skills in the kitchen.
Sanders tweeted about baking a chocolate pecan pie:
I️ dont cook much these days, but managed this Chocolate Pecan Pie for Thanksgiving at the family farm! pic.twitter.com/rO8nFxtly7
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) November 23, 2017
It didn't take long for the seemingly innocuous tweet to spiral into a social media controversy.
White House correspondent April Ryan suggested that Sanders made a fake pie.
I am not trying to be funny but folks are already saying #piegate and #fakepie Show it to us on the table with folks eating it and a pic of you cooking it. I am getting the biggest laugh out of this. I am thankful for this laugh on Black Friday! https://t.co/ifeSBlSZW7
— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) November 24, 2017
Sanders pushed back against Ryan's claims. “Don’t worry @AprilDRyan because I’m nice I’ll bake one for you next week,” she tweeted.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee decided to clear up the conspiracy once and for all on “Varney & Co.”
Fox Business Network host Stuart Varney asked Huckabee to settle the dispute. “Did you bite out of that pie? Did you eat it?”
"Sarah and her family were at the in-laws. But I will have that very pie at Christmas, when she and the whole family come to our house. So let me tell you something, she's been making this pie for years, years, makes them for friends.
But here's the warning that I would issue: Stuart don't ever, I mean don't ever mess with a Southern woman and her homemade pies. It is as dangerous as when you hear a Southern woman begin her sentence with 'bless your heart.' It means you're going to be gutted by like a deer, you just don't know it."
The former governor finished his comments with a direct, blunt message to the media about their coverage of the issue.
You can watch his comments in the video below.