White House: Trump has 100 percent confidence in Wilbur Ross

President TrumpDonald John TrumpAdvisor: Sanders could beat Trump in Texas Bloomberg rips Sanders over Castro comments What coronavirus teaches us for preventing the next big bio threat MORE has "100 percent confidence" in Commerce Secretary Wilbur RossWilbur Louis Ross2020 census to run ads on 'Premio lo Nuestro' Can the US slap tariffs on auto imports? Not anymore On The Money: Slowing economy complicates 2020 message for Trump | Tech confronts growing impact of coronavirus | Manufacturing rises after five-month contraction MORE, the White House said Monday, pushing back on reports the Cabinet official has lost the president's trust. 

 
“Absolutely," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said when asked if Trump has confidence in Ross, adding she spoke about it with the president earlier in the day. 
 
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“He has 100 percent confidence in Secretary Ross," she added. "He loves Wilbur and thinks he has been a great advocate for the administration.” 
 
The comments came in response to an Axios report that said Trump has been unimpressed with Ross's trade negotiations with China. It also said Ross, 81, has fallen asleep during meetings.