Sarah Sanders struggles at briefing amid turmoil: Trump has no plans to fire Jeff Sessions 'that I know of'
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Screenshot)

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday struggled to assure Americans that the White House was operating normally after several days of chaotic news stories, including the resignation of Communications Director Hope Hicks and scrutiny of President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner.


At Thursday's White House briefing, reporters pelted Sanders with questions about Hicks' abrupt resignation, Kushner's legal jeopardy and his ability job without a security clearance, Trump's inexperience with gun legislation, the increasing pressure created by the special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, the president's decision to announce tariffs on goods from foreign countries and his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

"Jared is still a valued member of the administration and he's going to continue to focus," Sanders said of Kushner before moving on.

"The president's made his frustrations very clear," Sanders quipped in response to a question about Sessions. "I don't have anything else to add."

The press secretary also said that Trump had no intention of firing Sessions "that I know of."

On guns, Sanders said that Trump had intention to apologize to Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) over gun safety proposals.

"I don't know that the president would or should apologize -- and certainly not to Sen. Sasse," she insisted.

Watch the video below from CNN.