Aug 10, 2017

Sanders: Trump has "made clear how he feels" about North Korea

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that "nothing has changed in the president's thinking" regarding North Korea after his "fire and fury" comments on Tuesday, telling reporters that "he's made clear how he feels on that front" during a press gaggle in Bedminster this morning.

  • Sanders couldn't confirm if Trump had spoken to the governor of Guam after North Korea threatened the U.S. territory with a military strike.
  • On Trump's relationship with Mitch McConnell: "You can see the president's tweets. Obviously, there's some frustration."
  • Sanders was unsure if Trump was golfing today — the sixth full day of his "working vacation" at his golf club.

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