White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters that she did not care about the continued criticism of the president coming from Sen. Jeff Flake.
“I don’t really care what Sen. Flake has to say, I don’t think his constituents do either,” Sanders replied. “I think that’s why his numbers are in his tank.”
Flake criticized Trump for suggesting that Democrats were guilty of treason for refusing to applaud during the State of the Union address for good economic news.
Sanders said that Trump was “clearly joking” but warned Democrats about their continued opposition to the president’s agenda.
“What I don’t understand, what I don’t think the country understands, is why Democrats are so upset about lower taxes and higher wages,” Sanders continued. “That’s something that every American should be celebrating, not crying about, not sitting on their hands for.”
Sanders added that Democrats would have to decide whether or not they could celebrate improved economic numbers for Americans, despite their hatred of Trump and his policies.
“Do they hate this president more than they love this country?” she asked. “I hope the answer is no.”