Published: Fri, January 12, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

White House Press Secretary, CNN Reporter Battle Over Trump's TV Habits

White House Press Secretary, CNN Reporter Battle Over Trump's TV Habits

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday defended two contradictory tweets from President Donald Trump which both supported and opposed a foreign surveillance bill that House Republicans were trying to pass.

The Trump administration issued a late Wednesday statement endorsing renewal of FISA warrant authorities which was thrown into confusion after the president appeared to express disapproval of it in a Thursday morning tweet.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on January 11 told a reporter that a question she asked about a tweet by President Trump had a "completely ridiculous" premise.

Acosta noted that Trump began the day by tweeting a quote from a Fox News segment that conflicted with the administration's view on FISA warrants, which necessitated the president sending out a subsequent tweet clarifying his actual position.

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Sanders fired back: "I'm sure that you are disappointed that he is not watching CNN". "But, he does have some overall concern with the FISA program more generally".

She noted that Speaker Ryan after Trump tweeted praised his grasp of FISA. She suggested reporters were the only ones left confused, prompting Trump to issue a second tweet almost two hours later. "I thought they have a makeup & hair stylist at WH.Huckabee looks like hell!" a tweet read in reference to Sanders' appearance.

The White House said after the meeting that lawmakers had agreed to narrow the scope of the negotiations to four areas: border security, family-based "chain migration", the visa lottery, and the DACA policy, winning nods from Democrats.

"I think that the premise of your question is completely ridiculous and shows the lack of knowledge that you have on this process".

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