Sep 8, 2017

WH addresses GOP backlash from Trump's deal with Democrats

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders calls on a reporter during the daily press briefing. Photo: Evan Vucci / AP

Sarah Sanders' Friday briefing largely focused on the backlash President Trump has faced from his own party following the debt ceiling deal he made with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. Sanders told reporters that Trump's focus is doing what is best for the American people, and said he plans to "continue working with whoever is interested to keep the ball moving forward."

  • On the criticism coming from Republicans: "We are less concerned with what makes Congress happy and more concerned with what makes America better and stronger."
  • On DACA changes: Outside of circumstances where there is criminal activity, the president is clear there will be no change over next six months.
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