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Spicer hasn't talked Russia meddling with Trump Temperatures are soaring across the country, but no one is feeling the heat more than White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who could be the first victim of an impending shakeup in the Trump administration.Reporters that cover the White House have grown frustrated by the fewer number of briefings, which have traditionally been held daily and on-camera."I have not sat down and talked to him about that... [Read More]
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Sanders, deputy press secretary, dodges questions of White House promotion On Sunday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer continued the Trump administration's fight against transparency by holding a meeting with reporters who were forced to refrain from recording any of what was said. They returned to face the White House Press Corps on Friday, albeit during a much-maligned audio-only gaggle, to which CNN sent a sketch artist to compose visuals for its viewers en lieu of permissible... [Read More]
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Former President Obama's foreign policy adviser and speechwriter Ben Rhodes implied Fox News was state-sanctioned media on Friday."Avoiding on camera questions from independent media and favoring a state-sanctioned outlet would be cause for concern in any country," Rhodes said in a tweet, linking to another tweet about White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's interview with the network.avoiding on camera questions from independent media and favoring a state-sanctioned outlet would be cause for concern in any country https://t.co/TzVF8g71wH— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) June 23, 2017 Rhodes comment comes as the White House takes criticism for refusing to hold on-camera press briefings.ADVERTISEMENTCNN anchor John King... [Read More]
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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Friday called the lack of outrage regarding statements and depictions of violence against President Donald Trump "troubling." [Read More]
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An adviser to President Donald Trump's campaign who called for Hillary Clinton to be shot is visiting the White House. Al Baldasaro attended a veterans event Friday just hours before White House press secretary Sean Spicer denounced a play for seemingly urging violence against the president. ... [Read More]
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An adviser to President Donald Trump's campaign who called for Hillary Clinton to be shot is visiting the White House. Al Baldasaro attended a veterans event Friday just hours before White House press secretary Sean Spicer denounced a play for seemingly urging violence against the president. Baldasaro, who advised Trump on veterans... [Read More]
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said comments about President Donald Trump's assassination were "troubling," hours after the White House hosted a former adviser to Trump's campaign who called for Hillary Clinton to be shot for treason. "I think it's troubling," Spicer said in a press briefing Friday, in response to a question about a production of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" in which a Trumpian Caesar is assassinated. "Whether it's that or Johnny Depp's comments or — I mean, we've seen this, and frankly as far as I'm concerned, I know that the President and the First Lady weighed in on Kathy Griffin's comments," he continued. "I don't know that... [Read More]
The White House on Friday condemned a production of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar," in which the titular character, who is assassinated, resembles President Trump.  "I think it's troubling, whether it's that or Johnny Depp's comments," White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters, referencing the Hollywood actor's joke about assassinating the president.  "The president's made it clear we should denounce violence in all of its forms," he said.  ADVERTISEMENTSpicer said those types of comments and depictions don't receive appropriate outrage because they are directed at Trump.   "We either all agree that violence should be called out, denounced, or not," he said. "And I think... [Read More]
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In an audio only Friday press briefing, White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced he had finally spoken to President Donald Trump about Russian interference into the election. Spicer was widely mocked when he refused to answer whether President Trump believes that Russia attempted to interfe... [Read More]
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CNN has a new weapon in the ongoing war between the media and the White House: a court room sketch artist. On Friday, the press was banned from bringing cameras into the daily briefing with White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, so CNN sent its sketch artist, Bill Hennessy, to illustrate the scene. "Some conservative media voices dismissed it as a stunt," CNN writes, "but CNN argued that the sketch session did serve a journalistic purpose, in the same way that courtroom sketches do. CNN equated the briefing to a Supreme Court argument — an on-the-record event at which... [Read More]
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Friday knocked former President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaSenate should seek to retain its 'blue slip' tradition for judicial nominees Obama official: We 'choked' on Russia response: report The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE for his criticism of the "fundamental meanness" of the Senate GOP's healthcare plan. "Well, the real meanness is allowing American people to believe that ObamaCare is still alive," Spicer said during an interview with Fox News.  Obama on Thursday blasted the Senate GOP leadership's plan to overhaul his signature healthcare law. "The Senate bill, unveiled today, is not a health care bill," he... [Read More]
White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Friday insisted that Senate's freshly unveiled Obamacare repeal bill would not affect anyone currently enrolled in Medicaid and said that President Donald Trump was "very supportive" of the legislation. "I think that the President's very supportive of the Senate bill," Spicer said at a press briefing Friday. "There's a lot of ideas in there. He's talked about having heart and he likes a lot of the reforms that have been in there. He's committed to making sure that no one who currently is in the Medicaid program is affected in any way, which is reflected in the Senate bill and he's pleased with that. So... [Read More]
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President Trump has "no intention" of firing Robert Mueller as special counsel leading the Russia probe despite doubts about his objectivity, the White House said Friday. "Nothing's changed on that in terms of his position," White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters at an off-camera briefing. White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said last week that Trump does not plan to fire Mueller. ADVERTISEMENT"While the president has the right to, he has no intention to do so," Sanders told reporters flying with Trump last Tuesday aboard Air Force One. Trump appeared to leave the door open to removing Mueller in a... [Read More]
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer responds to former President Obama trashing the GOP replacement for Obamacare in a Facebook post. From Friday morning's edition of America's Newsroom on FOX News: Spicer: Well the real meanness is allowing American people to believe that Obamacare is still alive. Obamacare has failed in county after county they are left with no choices, rising premiums and skyrocketing deductibles. Obamacare is dead - it isn't an option. I think we need to face the reality of that. When people want to compare this bill with Obamacare it's an unfair comparison.... [Read More]
White House press secretary Sean Spicer is expected to address the Senate's health care plan in his Friday news briefing. Spicer is expected to begin speaking around 1:30 p.m. ET. Listen live in the player above. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., released the bill Thursday after weeks of closed-door meetings searching for middle ground between conservative senators seeking an aggressive repeal of Obama's statute and centrists warning about going too far. McConnell, cheered in by the White House, is now focusing on finding the votes he'll need to push the Republican plan for dismantling President Barack... [Read More]
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Friday that the chances of the Senate health care bill passing are "very high." [Read More]
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Friday that the chances of the Senate health care bill passing are "very high." When asked in a Fox News interview what the odds of the newly released Senate health care bill were, Mr. Spicer said, "Very high. I think the Senate has ... [Read More]
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The press briefings have gone dark.The briefings, regularly conducted four or five times a week in both the Obama administration and in the early weeks of the Trump administration, have been held far less frequently of late.And when the White House does give a briefing now, it's increasingly conducted off-camera.White House press secretary Sean Spicer has made just seven total appearances before the media in the 18 working days since President Trump came back from his first international trip, an unusually low number for a press secretary.ADVERTISEMENTHe held only two on-camera briefings during the week of May 29. Spicer... [Read More]
President Donald Trump on Thursday said Senate Republicans' bill to repeal and replace Obamacare is "going to be very good." Trump mentioned the bill during his prepared remarks at a meeting with CEOs and tech industry leaders, according to a White House pool report. "We've had a thing called health care that is… percolating," Trump said, before addressing reporters at the event. "How do you like the health care, folks?" he asked. "How do you like the health care?" NBC News' Peter Alexander responded. "It's going to be very good," Trump replied. Alexander... [Read More]
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