White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders took a break from the usual press pool Thursday night; trading blows with iconic ‘Rocky’ star Sylvester Stallone as he visited the White House to witness the posthumous pardoning of boxing champion Jack Johnson.
Stallone, who advocated for the pardon with President Trump, posed for a hilarious photo with Sanders just moments after the ceremony.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) May 25, 2018
Johnson, the first African American heavyweight champion, was convicted by an all-white jury of “transporting” a caucasian female across state lines for “immoral purposes” in 1913.
“It ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward,” -Rocky Balboa. Thank you @TheSlyStallone!!!” tweeted an excited Sanders.