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Journalists' kids ask the hard questions during mock White House press briefing

Next time reporters want to get a clear-cut answer from the White House, they should consider leaving it to the kids.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders took questions from the children of White House journalists for a mock press briefing during Thursday's "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day" events.

Some children clearly took after their reporter parents, asking hard-hitting questions about topics like President Trump's decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey. Sanders gave a kid-friendly answer, explaining that Comey "did some things that weren't really very nice," one CBS News correspondent reported. Another child reportedly asked whether Trump still trusts White House physician Ronny Jackson, who withdrew from his nomination to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs on Thursday.

But kids will be kids, so other lines of inquiry included Trump's favorite candy (pink and red Starbursts), favorite animal (elephant), and what advice he had on how to become president one day (don't care what anyone else thinks).

Sanders gave the children quite a scoop for their first day on the job, with an announcement that Trump will visit the U.K. in July for a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May. In true childlike fashion, one kid reportedly ignored the announcement, instead choosing to ask, "How many times has Donald Trump been married?"