White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders threatened to shut down Wednesday's press briefing after too many reporters asked for details on President Trump's new policy banning transgender Americans from serving in the military.
Incoming White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders would not say on Thursday if the president still has confidence in his chief of staff, Reince Priebus.
In a press briefing Wednesday, newly appointed White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders continuously avoided reporter's questions regarding the next step in the process of removing now active transgender military personnel from duty.
"We support where the legislation is now, and will continue to work with the House and Senate to put those tough sanctions in place on Russian Federation until the situation in Ukraine is fully resolved", Sanders said on ABC's "This Week".
"Now, I know Anthony is probably a little bit disappointed that he is not up here today", Sanders said.
She said she was not surprised by Trump's decision, given his choice of the conservative Mike Pence as his vice presidential running mate and despite Trump's claim that he, unlike his rival Hillary Clinton, would fight for the LGBT community. As a Marine, she was out as queer but not as transgender, she said.
Trump could replace Jeff Sessions with Ted Cruz
In a news conference the day after the Times interview, Sessions offered no indication he plans to resign. The news came soon after Trump's latest broadside at the "beleaguered" head of his Justice Department.
A separate senior White House official said it's seemed like Priebus' days have been numbered since the first day of the administration - based on non-stop news reports that the chief of staff has consistently survived - so the source has made a decision to stay out of the latest power battle and focus on the president's agenda.
"Congratulations to @SarahHuckabee. We may disagree on policy, but always great to see a hard working woman rise to be public WH face", Obama White House communications director Jen Psaki tweeted to Sanders. Dylan had so many "questions" for the "president", like "How much monny do you have?"
"I don't know why people don't like you", the letter continued.
Dylan added: "You seem really nice". Some Republicans also questioned Trump's directive, including Sen.
"I think he was making the announcement of the policy change", Sanders replied. But he told reporters the President's tweets on the new transgender policy "throws us off" the message about what the Republican Congress is accomplishing. "I would imagine the Department of Defense will be the lead on that and keep you posted as that takes place".
Unfortunately, "real" "person" "Dylan" didn't get as much attention as Sanders would have liked.