Watch Huckabee Sanders Take Rapid-Fire Grilling From Press Over Trump ‘Pocahontas’ Slur
Sarah Huckabee Sanders faced an avalanche of questions today about why President Trump decided to take another shot at Senator Elizabeth Warren’s disputed heritage in the middle of a ceremony honoring Native Americans.
Earlier today, Trump hosted Navajo code talkers at the White House, and he randomly took a crack at Warren by making an aside about “Pocahontas.” Trump uses this slur against Warren on a regular basis, and Warren responded to the latest jab by saying it was unfortunate that the president besmirched the event with his racially-charged remarks.
The press secretary was grilled about all this today, and she defended Trump by saying Warren’s “lies” about her heritage were more offensive than what the president said. When ABC’s Jon Karl noted how Warren called Trump’s attack a “racial slur,” Sanders brushed it off by saying “that’s a ridiculous response.”
Sanders faced a barrage of rapid-fire questions about why Trump’s use of a racial slur is “appropriate,” and what political value he sees in attacking Warren this way.
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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