During a Friday press briefing, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders got in an argument with NBC News reporter Peter Alexander after he pointed out the high rate of turnover in the White House using Donald Trump’s own words.
“Just yesterday he said ‘I think you want to see change,’ earlier this week he said, ‘I’m really at a point where we’re getting very close to having the Cabinet and other things that I want’ — so isn’t the president himself creating this aura — some use the word chaos — but simply put turmoil or potential upheaval within the West Wing and frankly across the administration?” Alexander asked.
“Taking two sentences out of the thousands of remarks that the president makes and trying to make that look like it’s the entire focus of his administration is a little bit silly,” Sanders said dismissively.
Alexander then listed off more comments from the president. “Those aren’t my words, those are his words.”
“He just nominated two new people to his cabinet so we are getting close,” Sanders replied. “We want them to be quickly confirmed, quickly put through the process so they can continue to engage with the president on big issues that matter to the American people.”
Alexander then asked why Trump continuously claims to have “the best people.” Sanders then refused to listen to the question and completely ignored it.
Take a look at the altercation in the video clip below: