Press Secretary Sarah Sanders sparred with the press Monday afternoon during a rare briefing at the White House.
Sanders was pressed by reporters on comments allegedly made by President Trump last week to Republican donors.
"Referring to the recent anti-Semitism controversies with Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, Trump told the donors: 'The Democrats hate Jewish people.'" Axios reported. "Trump said he didn't understand how any Jew could vote for a Democrat these days. Trump talked about how much he'd done for Israel, noting his historic decision to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem."
Trump's comments came after Democrats refused to directly condemn anti-Semitic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar by name and watered down a resolution originally drafted to punish her.
H.Res.183 was spineless, watered down & filled w moral equivalency & double standards. Watch my floor speech explaining my NO vote to this resolution. Name names & remove Rep Omar from @HouseForeign. No double standards! pic.twitter.com/Rj17P6MHFI— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) March 7, 2019
LMAO. All this just to avoid calling out Omar's blatant anti-Semitism. "Let's a pass a resolution condemning all the bad things. All of them! That way they won't notice THIS bad thing!" https://t.co/KVt4NNOUTV— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) March 7, 2019