Asked by reporters Tuesday if President Donald Trump is a racist, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded with a question that Democrats and their allies in the media will have a tough time answering.
Sanders' comment was in reference to the recent suggestion by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) that Trump should prove that he is not a racist by supporting a deal on the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, The Washington Free Beacon reported.
"Actions speak louder than words," Schumer said on Monday night. "If you want to just begin the long road back to proving you’re not racist or bigoted, support the bipartisan compromise three Democrats and three Republicans put on the floor, everyone gave, and get the DREAMers safety here in America."
In her response, Sanders managed to call out both the media and the Democrats.
"Frankly, I think if the critics of the president were who he said he was, why did NBC give him a show for a decade on TV?" Sanders asked. "Why did Chuck Schumer and all of his colleagues come and beg Donald Trump for money?"