White House press secretary Sarah Sanders refuses to correct her August statement that President Donald Trump wasn't involved in drafting a misleading statement about his son's meeting with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower.
"I’m an honest person," Sanders said as she declined several times to explain her assertion.
"Frankly, you have the ability to choose what you want to write about, and you guys choose to write about things the American people don’t care about — day in and day out. That’s a decision you make, and frankly, I think it’s the wrong one," she told reporters covering the White House daily briefing on Monday.
"Frankly, I think my credibility is probably higher than the media’s," Sanders said later in the briefing. "I think in large part that’s because a lot of you guys spend more of your time focused on attacking the president than reporting the news. I think that if you spent a little bit more of your time reporting the news than trying to tear me down, you might actually see that we’re working hard to provide you good information."