Huckabee Sanders Reads a Nine-Year-Old's Letter to Trump

July 26, 2017

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders took a few minutes of her Wednesday briefing to read a young American's letter to President Donald Trump.

The new press secretary, who was appointed to the role last Friday, told the White House press corp that she was going to try to read letters from the "forgotten men, women, and children" whom she said Trump was fighting for.

"To remind us a little bit more often about some of the forgotten men, women, and children that we're here to serve and that the president is fighting for, we're going to start the White House briefing every once in a while with a letter or an e-mail that we may receive from some of those individuals," Sanders said.

The first such letter was from nine-year-old Dylan Harbin.

"'My name is Dylan Harbin, but everybody calls me pickle,'" Sanders read. "'I'm nine years old and you're my favorite president. I like you so much that I had a birthday about you. My cake was the shape of your hat.'"

Dylan asked a few questions, which Sanders answered for him live on air. Those included Trump's age — 71, 62 years older than Dylan — the size of the White House, and how much money Trump has.

"I'm not sure, but I know it's a lot," Sanders said.

"'I don't know why people don't like you,'" Sanders read. "Me either, Dylan," she responded, before continuing the email. "'You seem really nice. Can we be friends?' I'm happy to say that I directly spoke to the president, Dylan, and he would be more than happy to be your friend."

Sanders also relayed a hello from Trump to Dylan, and welcomed him to visit the White House if he is ever in Washington, D.C.

See the full letter below.

UPDATE 4:05 P.M.: This post was updated to add an image of the letter.