Former President George W. Bush staffer and current Trump supporter Paris Dennard called out CNN for their accusations that the Trump administration does not have enough people of color on staff.
CNN’s Bakari Sellers said that no African-Americans or blacks are currently working in the White House on CNN’s “New Day” segment on Monday. Dennard immediately chimed in to dispute his claim.
“Bakari, this isn’t your party and this is not the president you support, so I know exactly who is in the White House. I’m there on a regular basis,” Dennard responded.
“Who is there then?” Sellers asked.
Watch it all unfold in the video below.
Dennard responded saying he could name several black members of the White House team as the debate started to fall apart, with interruptions from almost everyone in the panel.
“I will name several of them in the White House,” Dennard replied. “Do you want me to list them? Do you want me to go down the line? No, you don’t.”
“You’re going to wrap up the time because this is not important to you. Because you want to peddle the lies of Bakari Sellers and others.”
“No one is peddling lies here,” responded host John Berman. “We gave you your chance to list these people who work in the administration.”
“We thank you, as always for being with us,” Berman concluded before giving Dennard a chance to respond.
The argument was started by a discussion about Omarosa and her controversial book and accusations about President Trump and his administration.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded to Omarosa’s claims and did not hold back in the official response to the book and its accusations.
“Instead of telling the truth about all the good President Trump and his administration are doing to make America safe and prosperous, this book is riddled with lies and false accusations,” said the Sanders.
“It’s sad that a disgruntled former White House employee is trying to profit off these false attacks,” she continued.
“And even worse that the media would now give her a platform, after not taking her seriously when she only had positive things to say about the President during her time in the administration,” concluded Sanders.