White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders contorted herself to avoid NBC News correspondent Hallie Jackson’s question about President Donald Trump saying that Democrats hate Jewish people, eventually snapping at the reporter as she continued to push.
“I’m not going to comment on potentially leaked [information],” Sanders said, referring to the Axios report of leaks from a donor event at Mar-a-Lago on Friday.
“I think they’ve had a lot of opportunities over the past few weeks…” she continued, as Jackson cut in to try to force a yes or no answer.
“I’m trying to answer,” Sanders snapped. “If you stop talking, I’ll finish my statement.”
Sanders concluded — very confusingly — by saying that Jackson should ask Democrats why Trump said they hate Jewish people.
Watch the exchange here:
SHS dodges Jackson’s question on Trump’s quote about Democrats hating Jewish people, eventually snapping at the reporter pic.twitter.com/nLsA8KGjXU
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) March 11, 2019