White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday an "inability to get things passed" in Congress was the main impediment to President Donald Trump’s legislative agenda, not distrust of the White House among Republican lawmakers.
Sanders was asked about comments made Tuesday morning by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on NBC’s “Today” show that called the credibility of the White House into question.
"I think what’s hurting the legislative agenda is Congress’ inability to get things passed," Sanders said in response.
Graham had referred to a Washington Post report that said Trump had dictated a misleading statement issued in July on behalf of his son regarding a meeting last year with a Russian lawyer. Trump’s attorney had previously said the president was not involved in crafting the statement. Graham pointed to the difficulty in working with the White House on legislation, saying when "you get caught in a lie about one thing, it makes it harder to say we’ll just let the other stuff go."
In a follow up, Sanders was asked how Trump would address a lack of trust on Capitol Hill.
"I think by being truthful and transparent as he has every single day," Sanders responded before moving on.