"The clips from the last few days have been tough"

A source close to the White House said there was frustration inside the White House and among the President’s political advisers with press secretary Sarah Sanders’ handling of the ABC interview prior to the announcement of her departure.

“The clips from the last few days have been tough,” the adviser said…

Officials do not believe that the fallout has been significant. Instead they view it as being largely limited to Democrats and the media, discounting dissent from some Republican lawmakers.

Officials do not believe the controversy will penetrate to the President’s base.

“It’s not something that most Trump supporters will take literally,” one aide said.