White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and CNN’s Jim Acosta have been known to experience some tense moments in the briefing room. But in a new interview, Sanders revealed just how difficult it is to deal with him.
During a Mother’s Day interview with The Daily Caller, Sanders said that being a mother, which requires a lot of patience, helped prepare her for her role at the White House.
When the Daily Caller asked Sanders whether it was more difficult dealing with her children on a bad day or dealing with Acosta, Sanders laughed and said, “It probably depends on the day.”
Watch her response below:
“Both of them can whine pretty regularly,” Sanders said. “They both like to ask the same questions, and sometimes their tone needs to be adjusted a little bit,” she added.
White House strategic communications director Mercedes Schlapp similarly drew comparisons:
“That’s an unfair question. Sometimes, I feel that there’s a connection between the children and the White House press corps. They’re very demanding, both of them. And they’re very opinionated, both of them. I have great joy working with both of them. But I do find that, yes, the press corps and my children are very opinionated and very demanding.”
White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway merely said she “would not equate the two.”
Sanders also addressed whether her kids were fans of rapper Kanye West after he threw his support behind President Donald Trump.
“I’m not sure we are quite there yet — they love a good dance party, though, so we’ll see,” she said.
Conway described how despite her remarkable achievements, her “greatest blessing and privilege” was “being a mother to my four children.”
“Nothing truly compares, and the one person who really knows that is Donald J. Trump,” she said.
“As president, he is a remarkable boss for women and for working women, and I think that’s why we see so many women working in the administration.”
On Sunday, President Donald Trump released a message touting mothers’ important impact on the nation.
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— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 13, 2018
“Through their grit, determination and incredible spirit, they pioneered the West and settled the frontier,” he said. “During World War II, America’s mothers helped build the greatest arsenal for democracy.”