30 May A 13-Year-Old Journalist Asked Sarah Huckabee Sanders About School Shootings. Here’s What She Said.

May 30, 2018

By: Moriah Balingit

Source: The Washington Post

In the middle of Thursday’s White House press briefing, where grown-up reporters were asking questions about NAFTA and North Korea, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders pointed toward the rear of the briefing room and called on “the young colleague in the back.”

“Thanks for the compliment,” quipped one of his adult colleagues, sparking a chorus of laughter.

“Hopefully,” Sanders said, “these aren’t as tough as Bring Your Kids to Work Day questions.”

Benje Choucroun, a correspondent for Time for Kids magazine, piped up in the back. The 13-year-old hails from Marin Country Day School in Corte Madera, Calif., according to the San Francisco Chronicle. In a sober sign of the times, Benje asked about the gruesome reality that he and his classmates face: the fear of being shot in school.

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