In her Wednesday White House press briefing, Sarah Huckabee Sanders faced an avalanche of questions about the new war between President Trump and his former adviser, Steve Bannon.
Earlier today, it was revealed that Bannon slammed Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner by saying their 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer was “treasonous” and “unpatriotic.” In response to these and other comments, the Administration responded with a statement where Trump tore Bannon apart and said the ex-White House strategist lost his mind after losing his job.
When ABC’s Cecilia Vega asked Sanders whether Trump was “betrayed” by Bannon, the press secretary answered “I think the president’s statement is extremely clear what his position on Mr. Bannon is.”
“It was pretty lengthy and pretty detailed and there’s not much to clarify or add,” said Sanders. “I think the president’s statement fully addresses what his position and what his relationship with Mr. Bannon is.”
CNN’s April Ryan followed up by asking about what kind of contact Bannon and Trump have, and whether their feud could fracture the base they share.
Sanders did go on to say that it would be fair to characterize Trump’s response to Bannon’s remarks as “furious” and “disgusted.”
Watch Sanders’ response in the video above, via CNN.
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