Sarah Sanders cuts off black reporter as she grills her over whether Trump will appoint a new black aide
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Screenshot)

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday received a barrage of questions about President Donald Trump's meeting with a black Republican senator.


During a press briefing, reporter April Ryan asked Sanders about Trump's meeting with Senator Tim Scott. Ryan said sources had claimed black Republicans had asked Trump to appoint "a high ranking black Republican in this administration, who knows issues and understands how Washington up and down Pennsylvania Avenue works.

"Was that a conversation in this meeting?" she asked.

"There are certainly conversations about adding additional personnel that can tap into the African American community," Sanders said. "That did come up."

"So where did that go? What did the president say about that?" Ryan asked.

"A commitment to absolutely work with Senator Scott to do exactly that and for the two of them to continue to have those conversations," Sanders replied.

"Did they speak of certain issues or certain people as it related to that topic of bringing new --" Ryan began to ask.

"Specific people didn't come up," Huckabee interrupted, and quickly asked for a question from another reporter.

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