After yet another day of controversy, Donald Trump is dealing with backlash from his critics and the majority of the mainstream media. In an attempt to clarify and push back, Sarah Huckabee Sanders spoke to reporters at the most recent press briefing.

Sanders on Trump

In recent days, Donald Trump has been dealing with several issues plaguing his administration.

While Democrats and Republicans were able to come together and agree on a short-term spending bill to reopen the government, tension still hovers over Washington as the new deadline approaches on February 8. On Tuesday night, Trump sent out a tweet insulting Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, referring to him as "Cryin," while threatening to hold DACA hostage. In addition, the president has spent extra time pushing the controversial conspiracy of anti-Trump bias at the FBI, while coming under fire for not speaking out on the school shooting in Kentucky earlier this week. As reported by CBS News on January 24, Sarah Huckabee Sanders spoke out about these issues at the White House.

While taking questions from reporters during Thursday's press briefing, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders pulled no punches in her defense of Donald Trump.

When pressed on whether the reports that Trump asked FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe who he voted for in the 2016 election, Sanders did her best to deflect. "I wasn't in the room," Sanders said, before adding, "the president and Andrew McCabe have had limited and pretty non-substantive conversations."

Sarah Huckabee Sanders was then asked what Donald Trump was doing to prevent school shooting, citing the most recent shooting that took place in Western Kentucky on Tuesday afternoon.

Sanders gave vague answers, deflecting from naming specifics and instead said, "Students fearing for their lives while they're attempting to get an education is unacceptable. This administration does not accept that." Reporters attempted to have her elaborate, but Sanders left the podium before answering anymore questions.

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As Sarah Huckabee Sanders continues to defend the president, the administration is facing many obstacles in their way. With the Russian investigation heating up and the midterm elections less than a year away, Donald Trump is sitting on an approval rating that remains below 40 percent and shows no signs of improving at any point in the near future.