Oct. 12 (UPI) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will hold an on-camera press briefing on Tuesday.
It comes on the day President Donald Trump issued an executive order allowing the sale of health insurance plans that are exempt from some of the Affordable Care Act’s coverage rules. Trump promised to deal with the Affordable Care Act unilaterally after Congress could not repeal the health law through legislation.
Sanders will also likely be asked questions on Trump’s comments regarding relief and rebuilding efforts in hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico.
In a series of early-morning social media posts Thursday, Trump said, “‘Puerto Rico survived the Hurricanes, now a financial crisis looms largely of their own making.’ says Sharyl Attkisson,” citing the host of a television public affairs program on Sinclair broadcast stations.
“A total lack of accountability say the Governor. Electric and all infrastructure was disaster before hurricanes. Congress to decide how much to spend,” Trump said on Twitter. “We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever!”
Puerto Rico had a financial debt in the tens of billions of dollars before its services and infrastructure were compromised by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Sanders’ press briefing is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m.