The media has asked the question “is Trump a racist?” without pause since Democratic lawmakers leaked POTUS’ controversial “s***hole” comments last week.
Trump has denied the comments, along with multiple GOP senators who were in the room, and Sarah Sanders apparently took out her frustration over having to repeatedly answer the same question Tuesday morning.
On her way into the White House Tuesday morning, Sarah Sanders was asked point blank by reporters about the alleged remarks. Sanders said that Trump used “strong language” in his conversation with lawmakers and then tore into Democrat lawmakers for politicizing the comments:
It’s a sad day for our country. They’re willing to throw away the progress and negotiations and not make big steps that we need to happen, whether it’s funding our military, supporting our government or making a deal on DACA, which they say is a huge priority, something they want to do.
A reporter then brought up Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer, quoting him on late-night television asking Trump to make a deal on DACA, “[Schumer] said last night ‘Mr. President show you’re not a racist, cut a deal on DACA.”
To this, Sanders had a neck-snapping response:
“Look, I think that it is an outrageous claim. Frankly, I think if the critics of the president were who he said he was, why did NBC give him a show for a decade on TV? Why did Chuck Schumer and all his colleagues come and beg Donald Trump for money? If they are who they want to try to portray him as, why did they want to be with him for years and years in various activities, whether it was events and fundraisers and other things, I think it’s just an outrageous and ludicrous excuse. They need to get on board and start actually doing what they were elected to do.”
Trump has donated thousands to Schumer over the course of his political career.