President Donald Trump is aware of the situation concerning National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and questions about his conversations with a Russian ambassador, but he has also been focused on several important issues, White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday.
"Gen. Flynn is a great man who served our country admirably," Sanders told Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "The president is aware of the situation. This weekend he was focused on hosting the prime minister of Japan and strengthening that relationship, and [Monday] he [was] preparing to host the prime minister of Canada and getting ready for those events that will be pretty historic."
Trump has hosted several foreign leaders in the 24 days since his inauguration, and "that's a big deal" and what he was focused on – rather than Flynn, the growing controversy surrounding him, and whether he would remain as part of Trump's administration.
"The president is extremely focused on his biggest job that he has, keeping our country safe," Sanders said. "He is doing everything he can to ensure that's the No. 1 priority. I know he is reviewing the situation, and certainly we'll leave that to him to make any announcement if there is any."
Part of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's visit involved a focus on female entrepreneurs, and Sanders said there are many misconceptions concerning Trump and women.
"President Trump is one of the most pro-women presidents that I think we could have," Sanders said. "He has been focused within his company on empowering women, and [Monday] is a great sign of that, that he is meeting with a foreign minister for the first time and their focus is on women entrepreneurs."
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