Today's White House press briefing was the first in 42 days, and it ended the longest stretch without one under the Trump administration.
Sanders answered questions for about 15 minutes. Here are the key things we learned:
- On China: Sanders said there is still no date set for President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet to finalize a trade deal — but she said the administration is "keeping everything on the table."
- On Trump's national emergency: Sanders insisted Trump's emergency declaration to fund the wall is within his authority. "He took an oath of office and he has a constitutional duty to protect the people of this country," she said.
- On Trump's comment that Democrats are "anti-Jewish": Sanders was asked — at least three times by different reporters — if President Trump truly believes that Democrats hate Jews. She refused to directly answer the question.
- On Michael Cohen: Sanders said Michael Cohen "lied at least twice" in his public testimony before Congress. "I think it’s time to stop giving him a platform," she said. She also wouldn't address the checks President Trump wrote to him.