White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders refused to say why President Donald Trump thought there were some “very fine people” who protested alongside neo-Nazis in Charlottesville.
At a press briefing on Friday, ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl asked if Trump had spoken to his economic adviser Gary Cohn about his recent comments. Cohn said the president needed to do more to condemn hatred and bigotry.
“The president has been very outspoken in his condemnation of racism of bigotry, of hate of all forms,” Sanders replied. “But I think as long as those things exist there’s always more we can do. We will be looking for ways we can do more as an administration until there’s zero of those things, then there’s always more you can do.”
“What did the president mean,” Karl began to ask, before being cut off.
“Sorry, we are really short on time,” Sanders said.
“Who were the very fine people protesting with neo-Nazis in Charlottesville?” Karl pressed. “Who were the very fine people?”
But Sanders refused to answer, and quickly moved on to Fox News reporter John Roberts.