This Is What Happens When a 3-Year-Old Steals a White House Official's Phone

A 3-year-old “hacker” reportedly compromised the phone and Twitter account of Deputy Press Secretary and Deputy Assistant to the President Sarah Huckabee Sanders early Saturday morning. (Photo: AP)

In the early hours of Saturday morning, Twitter followers of Sarah Huckabee Sanders were greeted with a baffling message of an unknown political nature. Seemingly taking a page from Donald Trump’s infamous “covfefe” incident from last month, the official Twitter account of White House deputy press secretary and deputy assistant to the president lit up with a string of emojis amid the words “:/9//” followed by “lolaklkk”:


Within the hour, onlookers on Twitter began speculating, joking, and arguing about what the message could possibly mean.



Roughly 2 hours after the initial message went out, Huckabee Sanders finally chimed in herself, explaining, “This is what happens when your 3 year old steals your phone. Thanks Huck! #neverleaveyourphoneunlocked”


Never leaving your phone unlocked is certainly sage advice from a White House official. Some on Twitter even speculated that this notorious toddler security leak may have been on a government issued phone, but that is unverified.


In addition to being the deputy press secretary and deputy assistant to Donald Trump, Huckabee Sanders is the daughter of former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, and indeed a mother of three children. Huckabee Sanders worked on the Trump campaign as an adviser and assumer her official role on January 20, following the inauguration.


In the ongoing political playbook covering the controversial Donal Trump administration, Huckabee Sanders’ recent move into the spotlight has many pundits speculating that she is a likely replacement for Press Secretary Sean Spicer. Here’s hoping that rise in her political career isn’t compromised by her 3-year-old’s secret codes on Twitter.

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