Los Angeles Times columnist David Horsey issued an apology Friday after he criticized White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders' physical appearance in a Wednesday article.
What did he say?
In a letter attached to the updated column, Horsey wrote, "I want to apologize to Times readers — and to Sarah Huckabee Sanders — for a description that was insensitive and failed to meet the standards of our newspaper."
"It also failed to meet the expectations I have for myself," Horsey added. "It surely won’t be my last mistake, but this particular error will be scrupulously avoided in my future commentaries. I’ve removed the offending description."
The Times added an additional apology for Horsey's misplaced sentiments.
"A description of Sarah Huckabee Sanders at the top of the original post did not meet Times standards," the paper shared. "It has been removed."
What did the original column say about Huckabee Sanders?
Horsey, in the original article, criticized Huckabee Sanders' "chunky" physical appearance, noting that she doesn't "look like the kind of woman" that President Donald Trump would choose for the role of White House Press Secretary.
"By comparison, Sanders looks more like a slightly chunky soccer mom who organizes snacks for the kids' games," Horsey wrote. "Rather than the fake eyelashes and formal dresses she puts on for news briefings, Sanders seems as if she'd be more comfortable in sweats and running shoes."