“The President is one of the hardest workers I’ve ever seen and puts in long hours and long days nearly every day of the week all year long… It has been noted by reporters many times that they wish he would slow down because they sometimes have trouble keeping up with him.” – Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Business Insider, 7 January 2018.
“This is a guy who made up a lot of stories to try and sell books [referring to Michael Wolff, the author of Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House].” – Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Independent, 5 January 2018.
“The President wants all Americans’ support. He hopes that every American in this country wants to see us do bigger and better things. That’s his focus. He’s not trying to single out the support from any one individual, but he wants to bring everybody together to move this country forward. That’s what he campaigned on, and that’s what we’ve done over the last year, and that’s what we’re going to continue to do for the next seven years.” – Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House, 4 January 2018.
“I’m not going to go through every single page of the book, but there are numerous examples of falsehoods that take place in the book. I’ll give you one, just because it’s really easy. The fact that there was a claim that the President didn’t know who John Boehner was is pretty ridiculous considering the majority of you have seen photos and, frankly, some of you have even tweeted out that the President not only knows him but has played golf with him, tweeted about him. I mean, that’s pretty simple and pretty basic…Again, there are numerous mistakes, but I’m not going to waste my time or the country’s time going page by page, talking about a book that’s complete fantasy and just full of tabloid gossip, because it’s sad, pathetic, and our administration and our focus is going to be on moving the country forward.” – Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House, 4 January 2018.
“The same way we have when it’s been asked before: that it’s disgraceful and laughable. If we was unfit, he probably wouldn’t be sitting there and wouldn’t have defeated the most qualified group of candidates the Republican Party has ever seen. This is an incredibly strong and good leader. That’s why we’ve had such a successful 2017 and why we’re going to continue to do great things as we move forward in this administration.” – Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House, 4 January 2018.
“The President, the First Lady, his family — they wouldn’t have put themselves through that process if, one, they didn’t believe they could win, and two, they didn’t want to win. This was something they were very committed to and have been committed to since taking office, and will continue to do so over the next seven years. Again, it is absolutely laughable to think that somebody like this President would run for office with the purpose of losing. If you guys know anything, you know that Donald Trump is a winner, and he’s not going to do something for the purpose of not coming out on top and not coming out as a winner. It’s just — I mean, that’s one of the most ridiculous things I think — the claims in the book.” – Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House, 4 January 2018.
“The President believes in enforcing federal law. That would be his top priority, and that is regardless of what the topic is. Whether it’s marijuana or whether it’s immigration, the President strongly believes that we should enforce federal law. The move that the Department of Justice has made … simply gives prosecutors the tools to take on large-scale distributors and enforce federal law. The President’s position hasn’t changed, but he does strongly believe that we have to enforce federal law.” – Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House, 4 January 2018.
“We’d like to make sure that we have responsible immigration reform… We’d like to have a deal where we have DACA as well as those priorities and principles that we laid out last year met. And that’s the reason that the President is inviting members from the Democrat Party to come over next week so that we can have that discussion and see if we can move the ball forward in that process.” – Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House, 4 January 2018.
“The same way we have when it’s been asked before. It’s disgraceful and laughable. … If he [Donald Trump] was unfit, he probably wouldn’t be sitting there, wouldn’t have defeated the most qualified group of candidates the Republican Party has ever seen.” – Sarah Huckabee Sanders, AOL, 4 January 2018.
“This is an incredibly strong and good leader…That’s why we’ve had such a successful 2017 and why we’re going to continue to do great things as we move forward in this administration.” – Sarah Huckabee Sanders, AOL, 4 January 2018.
“I certainly think it’s something they should look at and consider [asked whether Breitbart News should fire Bannon, who is executive chairman of the right-wing news and opinion website].” – Sarah Huckabee Sanders, VOA News, 4 January 2018.
“The president absolutely believes in the First Amendment. But as we’ve said before, the president also believes in making sure that information is accurate before pushing it out as fact when it certainly and clearly is not.” – Sarah Huckabee Sanders, VOA News, 4 January 2018.
“I think that is a ridiculous accusation. … And if that’s in reference to comments made by Mr. Bannon, I’d refer you back to the ones he made on ’60 Minutes’ where he called the collusion with Russia and Trump a total farce. If anybody’s been inconsistent it’s him and not the president.” – Sarah Huckabee Sanders, New York Post, 3 January 2018.
“Going after the president’s son and in an absolutely outrageous and unprecedented way is probably not the best way to curry favor with anybody.” – Sarah Huckabee Sanders, New York Post, 3 January 2018.
“I don’t think it does anything to the president’s base. The base, and the people that supported this president supported the president and supported his agenda. Those things haven’t changed.” – Sarah Huckabee Sanders, New York Post, 3 January 2018.
“The days of America looking the other way … are over [referring to Iran].” – Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Arab News, 31 December 2017.
“There are many reports of peaceful protests by Iranian citizens fed up with the regime’s corruption and its squandering of the nation’s wealth to fund terrorism abroad, … The Iranian government should respect their people’s rights, including their right to express themselves. The world is watching.” – Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Times of Israel, 31 December 2017.
“In some ways, particularly on the personal side, the president will likely take a big hit.” – Sarah Huckabee Sanders, MSNBC, 27 December 2017.