Watch the White House Press Briefing with Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders above.
Likely topics of discussion include the President’s proposed infrastructure plan, the Senate’s DACA debate, as well as the recently revealed January budget surplus.
FIREWORKS: Huckabee Sanders ROASTS CNN’s Jim Acosta to His Face
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders roasted CNN’s Jim Acosta during Thursday’s press briefing, telling the correspondent that he’s likely “disappointed” that President Trump doesn’t watch CNN and mocking the network’s lagging television ratings.
“If you’re a ‘Dreamer’ out there, should you have confidence that this President is going to reach an agreement that will protect you from being deported?” asked Acosta.
“You should. I think you saw that. You guys got to come into the room in a pretty unprecedented way, and sat in there for almost an hour listening to the President talk about it, listening to the President commit to getting a solution on this. Right now, we’re counting on Republicans and Democrats to come together,” responded Sanders.
“Quick follow up on FISA. There seems to be a pattern… where the President watches something on Fox & Friends and then he tweets about it,” added CNN’s senior White House correspondent. “Is that what happened this morning?”
“I’m sure you’re disappointed he’s not watching CNN,” joked the Press Secretary, with audible gasps heard throughout the briefing room. “Your numbers would be higher.”
Watch Sanders mock CNN’s Acosta above.
HELL FREEZES OVER: Huckabee Sanders Says HILLARY CLINTON ‘Right’ on One Issue
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders shut down journalists at her daily briefing on Tuesday, unloading on reporters attempting to equate President Trump’s approach towards Iran with his predecessor; adding that Hillary Clinton was “right” when she critiqued Obama’s approach to Iranian protests during his first term.
Sanders was speaking with the White House press pool for the first time since the holiday break when she was asked to comment on President Trump’s tweets regarding the civil unrest sweeping across Iran.
“One of the big things, and I think even Hillary Clinton outlined this when she said that the Obama administration was too restrained at the 2009 protests, and said that won’t happen again,” said Sanders.
“For once, she’s right. We agree with her, because President Trump is not going to sit by silently like President Obama did. He certainly supports the Iranian people, and wants to make that clear,” she added.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) January 2, 2018
The President weighed-in on the protests taking place in the Islamic Republic on social media Tuesday, applauding the people of Iran for “finally acting against the brutal and corrupt” regime.
“The people of Iran are finally acting against the brutal and corrupt Iranian regime. All of the money that President Obama so foolishly gave them went into terrorism and into their “pockets.” The people have little food, big inflation and no human rights. The U.S. is watching!” he tweeted.
The people of Iran are finally acting against the brutal and corrupt Iranian regime. All of the money that President Obama so foolishly gave them went into terrorism and into their “pockets.” The people have little food, big inflation and no human rights. The U.S. is watching!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2018