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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Humiliates Herself Defending the Trump Administration's 'Diversity'

Omarosa's departure leaves a single African American in the president's Cabinet.

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NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker had an incredibly easy question following the downfall of Omarosa Manigault-Newman. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders couldn't answer it.

Welker wanted to know how many African-American senior staffers work for President Donald Trump. Sanders responded that the White House has a "diverse team."

When pressed for a number, the press secretary admitted she didn't have one on hand.

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The real answer appears to be that, as of Omarosa's departure, there will only be one senior Trump administration staffer who is African American—Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson.

Watch Sanders' comments below.

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Chris Sosa is the former Senior Editor of AlterNet. His work also appears in Mic, Salon, Care2, Huffington Post and other publications. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisSosa.