Sarah Huckabee Sander's appearance on The View this week, once again tried to establish that Trumpism was trying become more mainstream. Sanders was on the program with her father, Mike Huckabee who was former governor of Arkansas and a presidential candidate. In the interview, Sanders was asked about the hostility between the press and the administration. The trump administration has been at war with the press since Donald Trump campaigned, much of it originating from his battle with Megyn Kelly, formerly of Fox News.

View panel questions Trump's attacks against media

Hostility between the administration and the press has continued to grow over the months since Trump became President. Most of the hostility comes from the Trump White House by using misinformation, blocking the press corp, generalizing the media as "fake news" after news outlets have had to fact-check the President repeatedly.

During the interview, Sanders responded to questions about their hostility against the press by saying that every administration has had to fight with the media acknowledging that it had gotten worse during this administration. But any Trump surrogate refusing to accept any blame was to be expected. Throughout the interview, Sanders calmly gaslit The View panel as they questioned her over why she was defending his lies.

Then, Sanders continued to criticize the press saying that they were more opinionated than being truthful about the administration. But her views are no different from the view of other Trump "brands" before her such as former press secretary Sean Spicer. In other interviews with the press, Spicer has been known to attack the media as well.

Former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, has in the past made suggestions about how the media should cover stories. In similar pushback much like that from The View panel, in one interview with Reince Priebus, Fox News anchor Chris Wallace told Priebus that the White House doesn't get to tell the press what to do.

Obvious effort to normalize 'Trumpism'

In most of these cases, Trump surrogates have even deflected questions from the media and given them direction telling them what they should cover. In regards to the The View, Sanders appeared to be trying to insinuate direction as well, even when the panel said that they as the media were the ones being generalized.

At no point would Sanders accept responsibility for the administration and never admit to any fault. This was clear when she responded to Whoopi Goldberg's statement about the President not bettering himself agreeing that he wasn't, only to add that the President was making decisions that better the American people. Her statement triggered boos from the audience who were led to believe that she was going to admit to a flaw only to feel cheated.

However, unlike another surrogate, Omarosa Manigault, Sanders was more civil with the panel and not as hostile, saying very plainly that she disagreed with most of what the panel was saying. As members of the media, none of the women on The View provided a good defense on behalf of the media.