ABC's Jon Karl hammers Sarah Sanders over Omarosa: Why did Trump hire someone he thought was 'a lowlife'?
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in the press briefing room. Image via screengrab.

ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl grilled Trump's top spokeswoman on Tuesday over the president's tweets about former aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman.

President Donald Trump slammed Omarosa as a "dog" and a "lowlife" after she released recordings of private conversations she had in the White House.

"Is this any way for a president to talk about any American?" he asked. "Let alone somebody he hired and made the highest ranking African-American woman in his White House?"

Sanders insisted that Trump was voicing his frustration with Omarosa.

"Why did he hire somebody he is describing as a dog, as a lowlife," Karl pressed.

"The president wanted to give her a chance," Sanders replied.

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