There are three surefire ways for a press secretary to die a quick death. You get hostile, you lie, or you guess. You do any one of those three things, and you’re done.
Sometimes you need to take what you think you know, throw it out the window, and follow your instincts because your life depends on it.
Politics doesn’t run on reason, it runs on emotion. People vote their instincts and backfill arguments to fit them.