White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended President Donald Trump only nominating one woman among 42 new US attorneys by claiming he has “surrounded himself” with “strong women.”
Earlier this week, Buzzfeed News highlighted the fact that only one US attorney nominated by Trump thus far is female.
Sanders was asked about the report Wednesday and replied, “I think that the president has certainly surrounded himself with a lot of strong women in various positions.”
“Including myself, in a pretty high position,” she added. “As well as Hope Hicks, Kellyanne Conway, a number of others.”
“He’s continuing to add women to his staff at senior levels every single day,” she said.
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On Trump nominating 1 woman among 42 US attorneys: “[He] has certainly surrounded himself with a lot of strong women in various positions” pic.twitter.com/MXHv4pq1hi
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) September 13, 2017