‘Why did you drop bombs on another country?’ Children grill White House press secretary Sarah Sanders
Posted On July 25, 2020
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders faced one of her toughest briefings yet as she was grilled by reporters’ children on take your kids to work day.
Mimicking the usual question and answer format of the daily White House briefing, Mrs Sanders took questions from the four to 13-year-olds.
"Why did you bomb another country?," one child asked Mrs Sanders.
Joking at the "tough crowd", the press secretary said: "The president wanted to make sure some people in the world that weren’t being very nice to other people and did some really bad stuff that we made sure they knew that wasn’t okay."
"Why did our country bomb another country?"
"Why did Donald Trump fire James Comey?"
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Another child asked why the president fired FBI director James Comey.
Mr Comey “did some things that weren’t really very nice, so that’s why the president let him go,” Mrs Sanders told the children.
Mrs Sanders also broke the news of Mr Trump’s upcoming visit to the UK on July 13, telling the children they were learning news that "nobody else knows yet".
President Donald Trump also greeted the children, signing his trademark ‘Make America Great Again’ hats and press cards for them in the White House rose garden.
"Honestly, the children ask me better questions, if you want to know the truth," Mr Trump joked.
"Your parents are being very nice right now, I can’t believe it! Because they don’t want to embarrass themselves in front of you. You understand that? They’re being so nice I can’t believe it."
"They are very well behaved," Mr Trump added, asking them if they would like to see the Oval Office.
"Should we leave your parents out here?" he asked them "Yes!" they cheered.
He repeated: "Do you want your parents in the Oval Office or out?
When the children responded with shouts of "out", Mr Trump said "Let’s go to the Oval Office".
"Do you know they say this is the most important office anywhere in the world," he told the children.
Seemingly unable to resist another dig at the White House press reporters, Mr Trump added: "And your parents are behaving very nicely for a change".
"Look how nice your parents are being. They’re not screaming".