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Sarah Sanders Rips Media For ‘Elevating’ Omarosa: Press Has ‘Done More to Divide this Country’ Than Trump

Faced with a room full of reporters pushing for answers on President Donald Trump‘s repeated verbal attacks on people of color, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders took a note right from the Commander-in-Chief’s own playbook, bashing the media instead.

She argued Trump has routinely sparred with his adversaries, former adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman being no exception. The real issue, Sanders argued, was the press.

“The president is always somebody who’s always going to fight fire with fire,” she said. “This is something that isn’t new and it’s something the American people knew when they voted for him and that overwhelmingly elected him to be the president of the United States.”

She then slammed reporters for giving attention to Manigault Newman’s new book on her time in the White House, in which she alleges the president uttered the N-word, something Sanders would neither confirm nor deny, criticizing also coverage of last weekend’s white nationalist rally in Washington, D.C.

“Frankly, If we want to look at who is creating divisions in the country, I think the media has done more to divide this country certainly far more than this president ever has by elevating people like the author of this book, by focusing on a sparsely attended rally instead of all of the policies that this administration and that this president are enacting that are helping people not just on economy–but on school choice, on prison reform that’s disproportionately affected African Americans and Hispanics,” Sanders argued. “This is a president who is governing to help all Americans and I think we’d all be better off if the media gave that just a little bit more attention.”

Watch the clip above via MSNBC.

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