White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended on Wednesday President Donald Trump's retweeting of anti-Islam videos originally posted by a leader of a far-right British fringe party who was convicted earlier this month of abusing a Muslim woman. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (no reporter narration) STORY: White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders defended on Wednesday (November 29) U.S. President Donald Trump's posting of anti-Islam videos on Twitter that had originally been published by a leader of a fringe, far-right British party who was convicted earlier this month of abusing a Muslim woman. Speaking to journalists outside the White House, Huckabee Sanders said, "Whether it's a real video, the threat is real and that is what the president is talking about. That's what the president is focused on is dealing with those real threats and those are real no matter how you look at it." As a candidate, Trump called for "a Muslim ban" and, as president, has issued executive orders banning entry from some citizens of multiple countries, although courts have partially blocked them from taking effect.