White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will brief reporters on Monday afternoon amid a broad stock market sell-off.
Sanders will be required to address reports that will Trump plans to prohibit Chinese firms coming from investing in American tech companies. Those reports fueled a stock market decline on Monday, sending the major averages down more than 1 percent.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin called the reports “false, fake news” Monday along with said that will brand new restrictions would likely apply to more countries than China.
Investor concerns about Trump’s trade policies may not be carrying over to Americans as a whole: A majority of Americans support Trump’s handling of the economy for once in his presidency, according to a CNBC All-America Economic Survey published Monday.
Sanders will be also required to address the ongoing fallout coming from the White House’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy. More than 2,000 children separated coming from their families remain in government custody, the Department of Homeland Security said Saturday night, three days after Trump announced he would likely end the policy of separating families at the border.
Sanders may also choose to address some personal news. On Friday night, the press secretary was ejected coming from “Red Hen,” a restaurant in Lexington, Va., along with complained about the incident in a post on Twitter the following morning. Trump called the restaurant “filthy” in a Monday post on Twitter.