White House press secretary Sarah Sanders got some unexpected love from a reporter during Monday’s press briefing, just not from the American press.
Referring to Sanders and her family getting kicked out of a restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump, Indian White House reporter Raghubir Goyal told her she is welcome to eat at any Indian restaurant in the area.
“Sarah, you are most welcome at any Indian restaurant across the U.S. including especially this area,” Goyal said.
Sanders smiled and responded, “Thank you.”
Goyal went on to ask when President Trump planned to visit India.
“When is the president going to make history by visiting India? Because 1.2 billion Indians are waiting for him because he is very famous in India,” the reporter added.
Sanders said Trump doesn't have a trip to India planned just yet, but the White House will make an announcement as soon as plans are finalized.
Try to be patient, India.
It was quite different than the contentious exchanges Sanders is used to having with members of the press.
During the same briefing, another reporter asked Sanders why the president "lied," leading to a scorching response from the White House spokesperson.
Watch the full exchange below:
"He didn’t," Sanders shot back. “The president has talked all along; we’ve laid out the priorities and the principles that we support; that we wanted to see reflected in legislation. At the same time, the president wasn’t aggressively lobbying members because he knew that Democrats in the Senate still were unwilling to actually come to the table and focus on solutions rather than playing political games."