White House: Trump has 100 percent confidence in Wilbur Ross

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump conversation with foreign leader part of complaint that led to standoff between intel chief, Congress: report Pelosi: Lewandowski should have been held in contempt 'right then and there' Trump to withdraw FEMA chief nominee: report MORE has "100 percent confidence" in Commerce Secretary Wilbur RossWilbur Louis RossOvernight Energy: Top presidential candidates to skip second climate forum | Group sues for info on 'attempts to politicize' NOAA | Trump allows use of oil reserve after Saudi attacks Group sues Trump administration for info related to 'attempts to politicize NOAA' NOAA chief praises agency scientists after statement backing up Trump tweet 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.