After a Twitter exchange, ‘Elijah Soxxy4u’ becomes part of the news cycle

The exchange began on Twitter when Marc Short, President Trump’s director of legislative affairs, tweeted this back to Psaki: “Elijah soxxy4u. Lovely tweet. I know you and Laura Hables pretty well from both of you being in DC in the Obama administration. Out of touch with reality #Working4You.”

Elijah soxxy4u. Lovely tweet. I know you and Laura Hables pretty well from both of you being in DC in the Obama administration. Out of touch with reality #Working4You — Marc Short (@MarcShort45) September 25, 2016

Psaki had previously responded to Short’s tweet by saying, “Elijah, this is serious business. By every metric, prices are on the rise. So, it’s time to sit down and start discussing your ideas on fixing health care for American families.” She added, “Start with the fact that when/if your mom or a sister needed to get health insurance, you and your siblings could each get free coverage if you were 21 or younger. The ACA took away that.”

Elijah, this is serious business. By every metric, prices are on the rise. So, it’s time to sit down and start discussing your ideas on fixing health care for American families. — Stephanie Cutter (@MSClipfire) September 25, 2016

But after Short fired back with this, Sullivan pressed his point: “I’m glad you can’t see the facts,” he tweeted. “Except that ‘Elijah Soxxy4u’ has been critical of soaring premiums across the country and losing coverage through the ACA.”

Psaki doubled down, tweeting, “This is insanity. I saw them right when I was writing this tweet.”

This is insanity. I saw them right when I was writing this tweet. https://t.co/mqcsjofr4U — Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) September 25, 2016

When the two journalists tried to talk about health care, Sullivan continued to, with some sarcasm, engage in a Twitter Q&A with many of the people who tweet at him. “Not sure which of these responses make you look like someone who is truly speaking for @realDonaldTrump,” he replied.

Not sure which of these responses make you look like someone who is truly speaking for @realDonaldTrump, and here’s why. You are gone. https://t.co/OD7aJvYqAH — Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) September 25, 2016

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