White House press secretary Sarah Sanders clashed with reporters on Tuesday, frustrating them with a short 10-minute press briefing after not holding a single one for weeks.
When one reporter suggested President Donald Trump should censor his opinions, Sanders pushed back hard. The reporter claimed Sanders said it “doesn’t matter” what Trump says.
“That’s not what I said at all,” Sanders shot back.
“He’s the president of the United States… He should give his opinion,” Sanders said. “That’s why the people elected him because they trusted him to make decisions on policy matters.”
The topic then moved on to the FBI and another reporter asked a “gotcha” question about Trump calling his former attorney Michael Cohen a “rat.”
“We know for a fact that the FBI engaged in an outrageous level of political bias. The fact that anybody could deny that there was political bias within the FBI, particularly under James Comey’s leadership is, frankly, just laughable.”
The same reporter asked if Trump has a “broader responsibility” to not refer to cooperating witnesses using such names, Sanders shut him down completely.
“For people who are dishonest and lie, seems like a pretty appropriate term,” Sanders said.
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Sanders went on to point out that President Trump replaced biased officials so that the rule of law would be properly enforced and upheld.
As the press briefing concluded, one rude reporter shouted, "Do your job, Sarah!"
It doesn't look like the media's relationship with Sanders will be getting better any time soon.