From the October 10, 2017, White House press briefing:
REPORTER: Thanks, Sarah. Over the weekend, Senator Bob Corker called the White House an "adult daycare center,â€ said the President could lead the country into World War III, and said that "He concerns me. He would have to concern anyone who cares about our nation.â€ What can you tell us a little about the internal reaction to such a senior Republican making comments like that? And is there concern that other top Republicans could make similar comments like that?
SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS, WHITE HOUSE: Look, Senator Corker is certainly entitled to his own opinion, but he’s not entitled to his own facts. The fact is, this President has been an incredibly strong leader on foreign policy and national security. And he’s been a leader on this front, and I think that’s been seen and demonstrated time and time again since he took office.
And a few examples: Over 20 nations to significantly reduce economic and diplomatic ties with North Korea, further isolating them. He’s gotten China and Russia to sign on to the toughest U.N. sanctions against North Korea, ever. His new strategy is destroying ISIS. We have tremendous battlefield gains throughout Iraq and Syria. With Europe, he’s gotten more NATO allies to pay their fair share and he’s strengthening that alliance. We’re also exporting energy like coal and natural gas to Eastern Europe.
His vision of principled realism is creating calm around the world and defeating our enemies. Again, Senator Corker may have an opinion but the facts certainly don’t lie. The President has been very successful in this front.
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