White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders called Tuesday’s election a “huge victory” for President Donald Trump — even though Republicans lost control of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Sanders appeared on NBC after the network projected that Republicans would retain control of the U.S. Senate but lose the House.
“I think [it is] a huge victory for the president tonight,” Sanders said, “with the announcement of the Senate looking like it’s going to stay with Republicans and pick up a couple seats. The president spent the last week campaigning heavily for Senate candidates and we’re seeing that pay off.”
NBC host Savannah Guthrie asked Sanders if she had spent time with the president and if he had reacted to the news that Republicans lost control of the House.
“I have and he’s happy,” Sanders insisted. “We had a great night particularly when it comes to the Senate, and still some solid wins in the House.”
“The president is going to fight for exactly what he’s laid out regardless of who is in control in the House,” she added. “We expect him to follow through and have another successful two years just like he has the previous two years.”
Watch the video below from NBC.
Trump staff sent home early as White House braces for another night of protests
After a third night of unrest in Washington D.C., Mayor Muriel E. Bowser announced another curfew for Monday night, saying, "We’re prepared for multiple days of demonstrations.” The curfew will begin at 7 p.m. Monday and run through Tuesday morning.
According to reports, the White House will be shutting down accordingly, with only the most senior staffers staying on.
"Sources tell me the White House told all staffers who don’t need to be there to leave by 4 pm ET today due to planned protests," CNN's Jake Tapper tweeted. "I’m told by a source that White House senior staff will continue working."
Louisville police chief fired after mayor determines body cameras were off during David McAtee shooting
On Monday, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced that the chief of the city's police department has been relieved of duty, effective immediately.
The move comes after the body cameras of Louisville police officers involved in the fatal shooting of David McAtee, a local Black businessman, had not been active.
🚨 Mayor of #Louisville: The body cameras of those involved in the shooting last night that killed David McAtee were NOT active.
LISTEN: Charlamagne Tha God clashes with ‘delusional’ Rush Limbaugh in debate over George Floyd’s killing and white privilege
During an interview with Rush Limbaugh this Monday, Charlamagne Tha God called out the conservative radio host for his white privilege and asked him why he's choosing to speak out on George Floyd's killing while there have been countless examples of police violence against black people.
“I know that you’re going to disagree with me on this — to me this is not America,” Limbaugh said, adding that he thinks the U.S. is the greatest country in the world.
But according to Charlamagne, America is only great for some people.
“I think it’s easy for you to say because you’re a white male and that comes with a different level of privilege,” Charlamagne said. “And I do think America does work but it works for the people it was designed to work for. It doesn’t work for everyone else the way it works for you.”