Sarah Sanders claims bombshell book is business as usual: 'The president is exactly who he was yesterday'
Sarah Sanders (Screenshot)

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday pushed back against passages from Michael Wolff's upcoming book, which alleges, among other things, that former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon virtually accused Donald Trump Jr. of treason after he met with Russians during the 2016 campaign.


In excerpts of the book that were revealed by several outlets on Wednesday, Bannon describes a Trump Tower meeting with Russians as "treasonous" and predicts that Congressional committees would "crack" Donald Trump Jr. "like an egg."

Trump eventually fired back at Bannon, asserting that the former White House staffer "lost his mind" after he was fired and returned to his previous job as head of Breitbart.

At Wednesday's press briefing, Sanders insisted that the president's remarks were "clear" and that his son was not a traitor to the U.S.

"The president is exactly who he was yesterday.... The president's base is very solid," Sanders said. "It hasn't changed because the president hasn't changed and his agenda hasn't changed. And we're continuing to accomplish what's on the president's agenda."

When asked whether Donald Trump Jr. is a traitor as Bannon suggested, Sanders shot back that the idea was a "ridiculous accusation."

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