Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “Outnumbered Overtime With Harris Faulkner,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders commented on President Donald Trump in an interview with Breitbart News, noting that he does not want immigrants coming to the United States to be dependent on welfare programs. Sanders said, “Let’s first and foremost start with the fact that America is the most generous and hospitable country on the face of the planet. We help millions of people all over the globe, whether it’s bringing them into our country or helping them in their home countries. The president doesn’t want to stop doing that. But what he doesn’t want to do is bring people in that would forever —if you read the full context of the quote, he says it would be dependent on the government for the next 50 years. We have trillions of dollars in debt. Frankly, the system we have right now is unsustainable. We don’t have the resources to care for our veterans the way that we should. We don’t have the resources to care for Americans the way that we should.” She added, “The president has long talks about that he wants a merit-based system. That hasn’t changed.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
Friday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the Jussie Smollett scandal of an allegedly faked hate crime was “another sad example of people so quick to want to attack and come after,” President Donald Trump. Sanders said, “There were so many people, including a lot of leadership from the Democrat Party, everybody from Nancy Pelosi, Cory Booker and a number of others, mostly those running for president that quickly came out and attacked the President, blamed the President.” ”In fact, as we learned more, it certainly seems like the only person to blame in this case is Smollett,” she continued. “It is another sad example of people so quick to want to attack and come after this president. Much like you saw with the Covington kids and certainly with this case as well. And the President is pushing back.” (h/t Grabien) Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said that she hopes Americans switch off their televisions during President Trump’s State of the Union address.