This Thursday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders repeatedly refused to answer some of the reporters’ questions about her credibility and whether her statements are accurate.
Josh Dawsey who’s the White House reporter for The Washington Post asked press secretary Sanders if a statement she made in August about the special counsel was accurate.
‘I know you want to get me into a back-and-forth with you on this conversation,’ Sanders answered.
The Washington Post White House correspondent Dawsey pushed back that he wasn’t after ‘a back-and-forth’ and said that he just wanted to know if her statement in August was accurate.
‘I work day in, day out, and I believe, frankly, with the majority of you here in the room — I think Y’all know I’m an honest person who works extremely hard to provide you with accurate information at all times,’ Sanders said.
Andrew Feinberg who is the White House Correspondent for Breakfast Media told Sarah that Trump is repeatedly making comments that are not accurate.
Feinberg wondered why reporters and all of the American citizens should trust the information coming from the White House if it’s been discovered to be untrue in the past.
‘I work every single day to give you accurate and up-to-date information, and I’m going to continue to do that,’ Sanders responded. ‘Frankly, I think my credibility’s probably higher than the media’s.’
Sarah Sanders said that she believes that it’s because of the media’s focus on attacking President Trump instead of reporting the news.
‘I think that if you spent a little bit more time reporting the news instead of trying to tear me down, you might actually see that we’re working hard trying to provide you good information,’ she added.
Pamela Brown, the White House Correspondent for CNN was the catalyst to reporters asking about statements press secretary Sarah Sanders has made in the past.
At the beginning of the press briefing, CNN’ Pamela Brown asked Sarah about the statement she made about the President dictating a statement about his son Donald Trump Jr.
‘Do you want to correct the record on your statement from August when you said he certainly didn’t dictate?’ she asked.
Sarah also said that she wouldn’t comment on the outside counsel and won’t’ get into a back-and-forth with Brown about it.
According to IJR Red, ‘The recurring push to have Sanders answer whether she feels she’s being honest comes the day after CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta called for reporters to ‘stick together’ if Sanders cuts someone off.’