Sarah Huckabee Sanders gave an interview to Fox & Friends on Tuesday in which she trashed Vanity Fair over Gabriel Sherman’s latest report that chief of staff John Kelly may soon be on the way out of the White House.
The press secretary began by slamming Senate Democrats over the government shutdown, and also scolding the FBI for not keeping a record of the text messages exchanged by anti-Trump officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. As the interview continued, Sanders was asked about the recent report that FBI Director Christopher Wray threatened to quit his job if he was forced to fire his deputy director, Andrew McCabe.
“The president has got a great deal of confidence in Director Wray,” Sanders said. “This is a man of great integrity, that had a great deal of support from across the aisle, bipartisan support and the president is glad that he is there leading his top law enforcement agency.”
Shortly afterwards, Sanders was asked about Vanity Fair‘s report that Ivanka Trump is leading the efforts find a replacement for embattled chief of staff Kelly. When asked if that story was true, Sanders snarked that the “fake news” has produced lots of reports about imminent departures from the Trump administration, yet very few of them turned out to be accurate (perhaps an exaggeration from Sanders).
“I would not use Vanity Fair for much other than a coaster. I don’t think it’s a reliable source of information and certainly not on this topic. Look, as Chief of Staff Kelly has said himself, as the president has stated, they both plan on being here for the long haul and doing it together. They have a great relationship. They’re working well together, and I think the results don’t lie.”
Shortly after Sanders’ appearance, Trump issued this tweet about Kelly:
Thank you to General John Kelly, who is doing a fantastic job, and all of the Staff and others in the White House, for a job well done. Long hours and Fake reporting makes your job more difficult, but it is always great to WIN, and few have won more than us!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 23, 2018
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