After yet another round of tweets by Donald Trump, #Sarah Huckabee Sanders was forced to explain his statements, as well as his current physical health. The crowd of White House reporters gasped at her response.
President Donald Trump is finding it hard to recruit staff to fill the vacancies, several people close to the West Wing say, as he faces the second year of his administration with daunting political odds and an ongoing Russian Federation investigation.
The tweets came hours before the House was set to vote on a bill to reauthorize the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and an amendment that would have reined in some of the government's surveillance powers.
Donald Trump suggested on Thursday that a key program to collect foreign intelligence could have been used by the Obama administration to "badly surveil and abuse" his campaign.
Donald Trump's scheduled medical exam this week won't include a psychiatric evaluation, the White House said Monday as questions mount over the United States president's mental fitness. Sanders would then answer Acosta's question, Sanders said the president has a "great deal of understanding" when it comes to FISA and that's why he issued a presidential memo on it. "It is well-known that he has concerns about the domestic FISA law", said Ryan, who went on to acknowledge that the domestic law was "not what we're doing today". "I thought they have a makeup & hair stylist at WH.Huckabee looks like hell!" a tweet read in reference to Sanders' appearance.
Acosta has always been pegged as one of Trump's least favorite journalists at his least favorite network.
Sanders faced a grilling about the tweets throughout the press conference, but she stuck to her talking points.