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White House blames media for Trump's low approval ratings

Sanders takes a question at a briefing. Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said that the media's "negative" coverage of President Trump is the reason for his low job approval ratings, which have remained at about 40% or lower throughout his term.

  • On how judicial nominee Matthew Peterson, who withdrew his nomination, made it through the vetting process: "Every administration has individuals that don't make it through the process."
  • On whether the president will personally benefit from the tax legislation: Trump "will likely take a big hit" on the personal side. "On the business side, he could benefit ... but the focus remains on the middle class."
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