Reporter Got an Emotional Reaction From Sarah Sanders

The White House press secretary teared up at one particular question
By Janet Cromley,  Newser Staff
Posted May 30, 2018 7:00 PM CDT

A surprisingly young journalist may have posed the hardest question yet for Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday, reports TIME. Thirteen-year-old Benje Choucroun from TIME for Kids told the White House press secretary, "One thing that affects my and other students' mental health is the worry about the fact that we or our friends could get shot at school." Then he asked her, "Specifically, can you tell me what the administration has done and will do to prevent these senseless tragedies?"

Sanders, the mother of three young children, was visibly moved, per CNN, her voice quivering as she answered. "I think that as a kid and certainly as a parent there is nothing that could be more terrifying for a kid to go to school and not feel safe, so I'm sorry that you feel that way," she told Benje, adding that the administration is taking the issue seriously and holding meetings on the topic. The aspiring journalist was at the White House to cover a fitness event. (More Sarah Huckabee Sanders stories.)

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