White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was cornered by reporters today after President Trump held a ceremony to sign legislation easing regulations preventing smaller banks from being able to enter the financial market.
During the ceremony, Trump briefly spoke about the recently canceled summit with North Korea and how he intends to move forward with talks.
The reporters cornered her for a statement on the canceled summit, to which she assured them that the President would love to have talks with North Korea but that it must be done properly and under appropriate terms.
“Certainly we would like to have a meeting but the President is not just looking to have a meeting or a cheap political stunt. He wants to get something that is a long lasting and real solution and if they are ready to do that then the United States is too.”
The reporters then immediately pivoted to the recent DOJ meeting where several White House staff and Trump’s lawyer attended in order to ask for transparency on the FBI using an informant to gather intelligence on the Trump campaign’s collusion with Russia during the 2016 presidential election.
They accused her of lying due to her previous comment that she did not know if any White House staff or lawyers would be attending.
“Can you see why critics would think it looks bad that they were there?”
She shut them right down.
“I can see why people simply don’t want to pay attention to the facts, sure. I know that is something that you guys like to do sometimes. But it is pretty clear they went, they didn’t attend the meetings. They helped facilitate it, it took place and they weren’t a part of it.”
These people don’t understand that Sarah gives them the most accurate information that she has at the time but that things move quickly in Washington DC and she doesn’t always know exactly what will happen ahead of time.