Sarah Sanders gives White House briefing

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders

Manuel Balce Ceneta Associated Press White House press secretary Sarah Sanders

Later on, President Trump dropped by and gave a speech. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) for telling the public about the immigration remarks he reportedly made during a closed Oval Office meeting on Thursday.

During a White House event on Tuesday entitled "A Conversation with the Women of America", Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders advised women to ask their husbands and boyfriends to buy them jewelry.

"I found it quite interesting that he is coming out to attack this President considering he's the one that was recently defending an actually oppressive regime. He went to Cuba a few weeks ago and served as a mouthpiece for the oppressive Cuban government", Sanders said Wednesday during the White House press briefing. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., later pushed back on Flake's comments, noting the attacks are a "documented fact".

Needless to add, while denouncing his government as liars last week, Senator Flake was (yet again!) on a red-carpet visit to Havana hosted by his Stalinist Cuban friends.

The White House press secretary was having none of Flake's attempts to get "some attention", and suggested his attack was motivated by his low poll numbers. "Jeff Flake is not criticizing the president because he's against oppression", Sanders said, in reference to Flake's comparison of Trump to Stalin.

Flake faced a hard path to reelection thanks in no small part to his repeated critiques of the president, and in announcing he would retire at the end of his term criticized Trump for perverting the Republican Party. "Sadly, I think it's really simple: I think Democrats don't want to see this president be successful".

"If the Democrats think a socialist or a liberal professor from MA are a path to victory, we're happy to help them highlight that, because we don't think that is in-tune with the vast majority of Americans", a Republican National Committee spokeswoman said. Sen.

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