The White House press secretary got into a spat on the weekend with Amazon's artificial intelligence personal assistant.
Sarah Huckabee Blasts Amazon's Alexa
January 15, 2018

Sarah Huckabee Sanders used the official government account to voice her displeasure.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Sarah Huckabee Sanders used the official White House press secretary Twitter account on Sunday to complain about her son ordering a Batman toy — and it didn't go over well with some.

"Alexa, we have a problem if my 2 year old can order a Batman toy by yelling 'Batman!' over and over again into the Echo," Sanders wrote on the @PressSec account along with a screenshot of the order.

That government account, which has more than 2.5 million followers, is the official account for whoever is the press secretary. A number of Twitter users responded to the tweet, telling Sanders they felt it was unprofessional. Others found it funny.

Walter Shaub was the former director of the United States Office of Government Ethics from 2013-2017, and was not amused, as were others.

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