After an extended hiatus from the White House Press Room, Sarah Huckabee Sanders will appear at the podium today in order to hold an on-camera briefing. The event is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. EST.
Today’s briefing will be the first since the nation was shaken by the racially-charged events of Charlottesville. The issue has become a major source of controversy for President Trump, due to his divisive attempts to move past the violence that ended Heather Heyer‘s life.
There is a high probability that Sanders will face questions about how Trump gave Charlottesville new breath on Tuesday when he hammered the media for criticizing his remarks and questioning whether he did enough to condemn white supremacists. Trump’s speech in Arizona was widely-panned by critics who denounced it as fact-free, incendiary, and unhelpful for national unity.
Sanders is also likely to take questions about Trump’s Twitter slams against the Republican Congressional leadership earlier today. House Speaker Paul Ryan criticized Trump on Monday when he said the president “messed up” with his response to Charlottesville. Any questions about Mitch McConnell will also be significant due to recent reports hinting at the deteriorating relationship between the White House and the Senate Majority Leader.
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