Sarah Sanders held her first White House press briefing in quite a while and the media was ready to pounce.
Sarah handles the media so well it is a shame she doesn’t do more of these back and forth with reporters. She is a terrific spokesman for Trump and has revolutionized that role for these hyper-partisan times.
She sparred with Jim Acosta and a few others today but reserved her best for Ilhan Omar and the Democrats who coddle her. From The Hill:
Asked multiple times whether Trump truly believes Democrats harbor hatred toward Jews, Sanders responded “I think that’s a question you ought to ask the Democrats.”
The top spokesperson accused Democrats of not doing enough to condemn Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-Minn.) remarks about pro-Israel groups that were widely condemned as being anti-Semitic.
“They’re unwilling to call this what it is and call it out by name and take actual action against members who have done things like this, like Republicans have done,” Sanders said, citing House GOP leaders’ decision to strip Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) of his committee assignments for remarks on white supremacists.
Democrats passed a resolution last week condemning anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry, a measure Sanders and other Republicans said was “watered down” because it did not target Omar by name.
The resolution did call out the charge of dual loyalty, which Omar invoked when she accused pro-Israel groups of pushing “allegiance to a foreign country.”
On Pres. Trump calling Democrats "anti-Jewish" following House resolution opposing hate, Sarah Sanders tells @jonkarl "remarks…made by a number of Democrats" should be "called by name. It shouldn't be put in a watered-down resolution." https://t.co/YyzeDm2QJf pic.twitter.com/5qNvhmHZlI
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