During Wednesday’s press briefing at the White House, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders couldn’t find words to explain why the president asked acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe who he voted for.
Trump asked McCabe who he voted for in the 2016 presidential election. McCabe reportedly told the president that he did not vote, according to The Washington Post. The president has also been accused of asking former FBI Director James Comey for a loyalty pledge.
Right from the start, CBS correspondent Cecilia Vega asked Sanders if Trump “made a habit” of asking officials how they voted.
“Not that I’m aware of,” Sanders replied.
Vega then pressed about Trump’s conversation with McCabe, Sanders did not deny that the president asked the acting FBI director how he voted.
“I can’t get into the details of what was discussed, I wasn’t there,” Sanders stated.
“It’s a yes or no question,” Vega pointed out. “He did or he didn’t ask.”
“I wasn’t in the room, I don’t know,” Sanders shot back. “I know he didn’t ask me.”
Later in the briefing, the press secretary became visibly disturbed when reporters pressed her on the question.
“I very seriously doubt that any person in America would list that as an issue they care about,” Sanders insisted.
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