White House press secretary Sarah Sanders clapped back at a reporter who demanded to know what President Trump “accomplished during the holiday season.”
“There was a holiday?” a smiling Sanders asked. President Trump’s incredible work ethic has not gone unnoticed by the anti-Trump media, which expect the 71-year-old to work even over Christmas.
Playboy reporter Brian Karem, a CNN contributor, asked Sanders: “Will [President Trump] give the comprehensive breakdown of what he accomplished during the holiday season?”
Karem added: “Specifically, he met with Steve Mnuchin, Wilbur Ross, Robert Lighthizer — his Trade Rep, his Commerce Secretary, and his Treasury Secretary. Did you accomplish anything during that break? And could you let the American public know what it was that you accomplished?”
Sarah Sanders said trade continues to be an important focus of President Trump’s agenda to improve the economy, bolster job-creation, and make sure America doesn’t get taken advantage of in its trade agreements.
“He wants to make sure that we make every effort to improve all of the trade deals so we’re benefiting our workers, our companies, and our country,” Sanders said. “We’ll keep you posted.”
Karem followed up by asking if President Trump plans to hold a solo press conference soon, even though he talks to reporters almost every day. “Is there any chance we could get him out here to answer some questions from us anytime soon?” he asked.
Sanders replied: “I will certainly make sure that you guys are aware if he’s going to make an appearance.” She pointed out that President Trump communicates all the time via daily Twitter posts and near-daily impromptu briefings with reporters.
“He’s one of the most accessible presidents we’ve ever had,” Sanders said. “He gives feedback and answers questions in a variety of different ways. Sometimes it’s through a press conference. Sometimes it’s chatting with you guys on the way to and from Marine One. It’s often through Twitter, where he gets to speak directly to the American people and give exact information on what his thoughts and feelings are.”
The contentious Karem has cooled his heels recently after being slammed for haranguing Sanders in September. Before that incident, most people had never heard of him. He had 450 Twitter followers before clashing with Sanders; he now has more than 82,000.
Brian Karem isn’t the only obscure leftist reporter who raised their profile by arguing with a White House press secretary. April Ryan was hired as a CNN analyst in June 2017, shortly after claiming former press secretary Sean Spicer had been “sexist” toward her because he asked her to stop interrupting him.
In November, Ryan was widely mocked for accusing Sarah Sanders — a Southern mom — of not baking her own pecan pie for Thanksgiving. Bless her heart. Two weeks later, Ryan whined that she wasn’t invited to the White House Christmas party. Boo-hoo.
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