Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had a tense exchange with White House reporter April Ryan over her questions about President Trump‘s view on the history of slavery in America.
Earlier this week, Chief of Staff John Kelly raised a lot of eyebrows with his remarks about how the Civil War happened because of a “lack of compromise.” Sanders defended Kelly’s positive statements about Confederate general Robert E. Lee yesterday, and as she left the briefing, Ryan called out to ask if the White House believes that slavery is wrong.
Today, Ryan got a chance to ask her question, and so she inquired, “What is the definition of compromise as it relates to slavery and the Civil War?”
Sanders said she wouldn’t re-litigate the Civil War, and when Ryan tried to grill her further, Sanders quickly hit back at the line of questioning.
“I think it is disgusting and absurd to suggest anyone inside this building would support slavery,” Sanders said.
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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