Sarah Sanders' mother wrote a letter to a Los Angeles Times columnist after he mocked the White House press secretary's appearance by describing her as a "slightly chunky soccer mom."
"She was mad,” columnist David Horsey told the New York Times in a report published Sunday. “But she was good about it. It wasn’t anything like the really nasty stuff.”
Horsey said that he replied to her in an email message and apologize for his column.
The column, published last week, added that Sanders "does not look like the kind of woman Donald Trump would choose as his chief spokesperson.”
After widespread criticism on social media, Dorsey added an apology to it and removed the offending paragraphs.
"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 said. "It also failed to meet the expectations I have for myself. 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."
Sanders did not return a request for comment from the Washington Examiner.