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Sarah Sanders Opens Briefing by Addressing Red Hen: Calls for Harassing Trump Officials ‘Unacceptable’

Sarah Huckabee Sanders opened today’s press briefing with a brief statement addressing the controversy over her being asked to leave a restaurant.

She reiterated that she was asked to leave because she serves in the Trump administration, telling reporters she and her husband “politely left and went home.”

Huckabee Sanders said Americans should be able to disagree “freely and without fear of harm,” alluding to comments made by Maxine Waters and Peter Fonda recently, as well as people who have “chosen to push hate and vandalism against the restaurant.”

Without mentioning Waters by name, Huckabee Sanders said that “calls for harassment and push for any Trump supporter to avoid the public is unacceptable.”

Waters encouraged people to publicly harass Trump administration officials with remarks that have already been rebuked by Nancy Pelosi.

Watch above, via CNN.

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