White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders fired-back at the Mayor of San Juan on Thursday, slamming the left-leaning politician for wearing a Hillary Clinton shirt during a television interview; saying she “chose to make a political statement” rather than focus on recovery efforts.
“The Mayor of San Juan had a shirt saying ‘nasty.’ What does this White House believe? The President went there, it was very controversial,” asked a reporter.
“Actually, it wasn’t controversial,” fired back Sanders.
“It was widely praised, even by a Democrat governor. I think that it is sad that the mayor of San Juan chose to make that a political statement instead of a time of focusing on the relief efforts,” said the Press Secretary. “The president invited her to be part of that conversation. He specifically asked in the meeting where many were present, including a couple dozen other mayors who were very happy with the recovery efforts.”
“He opened the floor up for discussion and she actually made zero comments. To me, that would have been the time and the place that she should have weighed in and asked for what she needed and laid out what she was asking for,” she added.
“Instead, she chose to wait until the president left and then criticize him on TV, which I think is the wrong thing for her to do for her constituents. I hope next time she’s given the opportunity to help her constituents, she’ll take it,” said Sanders.
Watch the fiery exchange above.