President Donald Trump conspicuously refused to answer a reporter’s question about ordering security clearances for Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, even as he took several other questions before and after that query during an Oval Office photo op.
After delivering brief remarks with Prime Minister of Ireland Leo Varadkar, Trump answered many questions from the assembled press, with the exception of a tough one from NBC News White House Correspondent Kristen Welker.
“Mr. President, did you intervene in Jared Kushner’s security clearance, and in Ivanka Trump’s security clearance?” Welker asked, as the other reporters fell silent.
Trump listened to the question, then said “Thank you very much.”
But then, he continued to take several more questions for about a minute more, even as aides tried to usher the press from the room.
According to several reports, Trump ordered security clearances for Jared and Ivanka, over the objections of his own senior staff.
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