Pickle to Fox and Friends: I Wrote to Trump Because ‘I Wanted Him to Be My Friend’


Earlier this week, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders began a press briefing by reading a letter from a 9-year-old fan of President Trump nicknamed Pickle. Immediately after she read the letter, many took to social media to express doubt as to Pickle’s existence. However, by Friday, the Washington Post had tracked down Dylan ‘Pickle’ Harbin and confirmed that the boy actually had written the letter to the president. (Sorry, Pickle truthers!)

Well, Pickle and his mother, Sue Ann Harbin, were brought on Fox & Friends this morning to talk about Pickle’s love of the president. At the start of the interview, he said he wrote to the president because “I wanted him to be my friend.”

However, after that, Dylan seemed a bit overwhelmed by the whole situation and clammed up, as young kids are apt to do when talking to strange new people.

As hard as they tried, hosts Pete Hegseth and Abby Huntsman just could not get Pickle to engage much more in conversation. Throughout, Ms. Harbin took charge, answering most of the questions for her son while explaining that they were taken by surprise by the public reading of the letter.

Eventually, Dylan did answer Huntsman when she asked him if he got his nickname because he likes pickles, saying “yeah” after a little bit of time. Also, towards the end of the segment, Pickle said “yes” when Hegseth asked the Harbins if they were going to take the White House up on their offer of a tour.

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.

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