In a fiery exclusive interview, CNN’s Chris Cuomo and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders went toe-to-toe, with unsatisfying results for both sides.
Cuomo began by asking Sanders about comments she made regarding President Donald Trump‘s involvement with a statement put out by Donald Trump, Jr.
“You don’t want to answer for an operation that you’re not a part of. I get it. But you can answer for what you said,” Cuomo said. “You don’t have to refer to counsel for that. [Jay] Sekulow is not your lawyer, he’s the president’s lawyer. You’re saying, ‘he didn’t dictate this, he did what any father would do.’ That turns out not to be true. You agree with that?”
“I know I answered this question on Monday. I answered it on Tuesday, and I’m going to answer it the same way today and you’re probably not going to like it anymore on Wednesday than it sounds like you liked it on Monday or Tuesday,” Sanders replied. “This is a legal matter and the appropriate individuals to answer questions on a legal matter are the outside counsel. And I would direct you to them. And frankly, I did direct you to them. And you had them here on your set and asked them that question and I would refer you back to that statement.”
“I get it. I get that that’s the answer,” Cuomo responded. “But you also get it’s unsatisfying, right? That’s why we’re frozen.”
“I don’t understand having to answer the same question over and over and over again,” Sanders shot back.
Cuomo was ready with the rebuttal. “Because you haven’t answered it. That’s why,” he told her. “With all due respect, it’s because you didn’t answer it.”
“I answered it and you don’t like the answer,” Sanders said. “There’s a big difference between me answering it and you not liking the answer.”
Watch more of the intense exchange above, via CNN.
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