White House press Sarah Huckabee Sanders sparred with NBC News reporter Peter Alexander on Friday over the high rate of turnover in Donald Trump’s White House.
A press briefing, Alexander noted that Trump’s own words appeared to support the claim that the White House staff was in a chaotic situation.
“Just yesterday he said ‘I think you want to see change,’ earlier this week he said, ‘I’m really at a point where we’re getting very close to having the Cabinet and other things that I want’ — so isn’t the president himself creating this aura — some use the word chaos — but simply put turmoil or potential upheaval within the West Wing and frankly across the administration?” he asked.
“Taking two sentences out of the thousands of remarks that the president makes and trying to make that look like it’s the entire focus of his administration is a little bit silly,” Sanders said dismissively.
But Alexander listed off more comments from Trump. “Those aren’t my words, those are his words.”
“He just nominated two new people to his cabinet so we are getting close,” Sanders replied. “We want them to be quickly confirmed, quickly put through the process so they can continue to engage with the president on big issues that matter to the American people.”
Alexander then tried to ask why Trump had claimed to have the “best people” but Sanders refused to listen to the question.