Press Secretary Struggles To Answer Simple Questions About Omarosa’s Exit

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders faced questions during Thursday’s press briefing about former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman’s exit from the Trump administration.

Reportedly, Omarosa resigned from her position but will not be working between now and her final day as a White House staff member. She will be paid for her time, despite not actually doing any work. Wednesday, the Secret Service tweeted that, despite reports, Omarosa did not have to be removed from the White House grounds, but her W.H. Pass has been deactivated.

The press secretary faced a barrage of questions concerning Manigault Newman’s exit, including why she will continue on payroll for a month beyond the date of her effective resignation.

You can watch in the video below:

WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 12: White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders walks into the briefing to speak to the media at the White House on December 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. Sanders responded to questions about President Donald Trump’s tweet directed at U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Here are a few of the top twitter responses to Sanders poor excuse for a response to why Manigault Newman’s continuing payment despite the fact that she will not be working during her last month in office.

WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 12: White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks to the media during her daily press briefing at the White House on December 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. Sanders responded to questions about President Donald Trump’s tweet directed at U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Along with questions concerning Omarosa’s resignation, Sanders was reminded of the anniversary of the Sandy Hook school shooting and asked how the Trump administration is actively working to prevent further mass shootings.

One of the biggest blunders came when the press secretary was asked by reporter Kristen Welker how many of the senior White House staff are African American, now that Manigault Newman is gone. Sanders scrambled madly, insisting that Donald Trump employs a “diverse team” of people, but couldn’t supply Welker with an actual number.

Omarosa’s exit from the White House shines a light on the distinct lack of diversity in the Trump administration.

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