Sean Spicer – White House Press Briefing – February 1st 2017 (Video)

President Donald Trump Press Secretary Sean Spicer holds the daily press briefing from the White House  (2/1/2017):

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104 Responses to Sean Spicer – White House Press Briefing – February 1st 2017 (Video)

  1. NJF says:

    Knocked it out of the park. In particular, shaming the “legacy” media regarding the weekend raid that resulted in one of own making the ultimate sacrifice.

    Skype seats were great as well. I wonder if Zucker at CNN still feels as cocky as he did last week when he threatened POTUS with “he needs us, and we have all the power.”

    /paraphrase

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  2. NJF says:

    Loved Gen Flynn’s appearance and I’m looking forward to his briefing @4.

    Liked by 7 people

    • 4bleu says:

      Yes! Nice! Very efficient – all the media is sitting right there. They have no grounds to say they aren’t getting the info. Their own actions will separate the media sheep who report, from the goats who rumor-monger.

      Liked by 7 people

      • georgiafl says:

        Rumor monger – they are MAKING UP STUFF – or just following the propaganda sound bites they are given from their globalist bosses.

        Liked by 16 people

  3. fleporeblog says:

    What type of response where they hoping to get about the SEAL that was killed in the attack? It was an inappropriate question. However by doing so, it allows Americans to see how difficult it is for our President and his staff. It also highlights the fact that our President immediately contacted the family and we may never ever know what else he or his family may do for the 3 kids. For such a tragedy, our President will garner even more respect from the American people.

    Sean Spicer should never be attacked on this board again! That was not an act. That was genuine and real!

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  4. 4 Skype questions today. One from Lars Larson.

    The press room briefing transformation is officially underway. Can’t wait to see how it unfolds.

    Liked by 15 people

    • annieoakley says:

      I believe this will be addressed. Donald Trump knows the truth.

      Liked by 6 people

    • 4bleu says:

      Agree. What a contrast! The “skypers” were smiling, lively and nice!

      Liked by 13 people

      • Craig W. Gordon says:

        Yes they were! Noticed that, as well. That press room is too tight and stuffy. More Skypers please!!!

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      • guitar107 says:

        Yeah, the skypers were nice and smiling. The reporter from Cleveland was well-spoken, pleasant and cute!
        🙂

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      • Wookiebush says:

        The FakeStream Media (FSM) will say that the Trump Admin is only allowing friendly people use the skype, and are not real media. Also that the skypers are giving the questions ahead of time to the Press Secretary. You know like the DemonRATS do.

        W.
        RAR!

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        • Actually, that is an incorrect guess, Wookiebush. They may not be giving the questions to the PS ahead of time. I know that last night around midnight, Lars was asking some the head of the Wash State Repub Party what question she would be interested in heading asked. She declined to answer, apparently disappointing Lars mightily.

          But I loved his question anyway! This is a vital issue to us out here! As a Pacific Northwesterner in a deeply Blue state, I feel quite invisible!

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        • 4bleu says:

          Watch these MSM run for their skype.
          Why?
          They’ve hunkered down like old barnacles in the center pit of seats, just a voice somewhere in a sea of grumpy faces. The skype reporters visual dominated the room, their TV station’s logo filling up the background, nice colors, great picture displayed right next to Sean Spicer, Everyone could hear their name and station and they got way more seconds for everyone else to look at them smiling and all relaxed (not squished in rows of chairs).
          LOL.
          These are prima donnas. they didn’t miss what just happened.

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    • Buck Weaver (@BuckWeaver27) says:

      I really like the use of Skype in these briefings in order to address regional concerns. We never would have heard a question about the forestry practices the national media.

      Liked by 9 people

      • old_grouch says:

        I agree, I love the Skype questions. They have totally different concerns than the DC troop. The Skypers need to learn to say both their questions up front if they want to get two in 🙂

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  5. By officially putting Iran on notice, what does this mean and what is the next phase with Iran? Anyone?

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  6. Nationalist says:

    Skype questions are the future …and the future is now. There is absolutely no need for the legacy DC media whores at all. Anybody reporting from anywhere can have direct access to the Whitehouse press secretary. Heh heh. 😉

    Liked by 20 people

    • Janie M. says:

      furtive, this according to the NY Post:

      White House freezes out CNN

      CNN, which President Trump has accused of reporting “fake news,” is getting frozen out of appearances by members of the administration.

      “We’re sending surrogates to places where we think it makes sense to promote our agenda,” a White House official told Politico, adding the ban is not permanent.

      But a CNN reporter had a different take on the snub.

      “They’re trying to cull CNN from the herd,” the person told the website.

      White House spokesman Sean Spicer denied that CNN was being ignored, saying he’s called on the news network’s reporters at press briefings.

      But he said it’s at his discretion.

      “I’m not going to sit around and engage with people who have no desire to actually get something right,” he said during an event at George Washington University this week.

      Trump administration officials have been conspicuously absent on CNN since the middle of January while appearing on many other news shows.

      The president and CNN reporter Jim Acosta squabbled during a news conference last month about an unsubstantiated report on Trump’s relationship with Russia that the network and other media outlets reported on.

      Trump refused to acknowledge a question from Acosta, saying, “Not you. Your organization is terrible.”

      Acosta said he should get a question since his news outlet was being attacked by Trump.

      The president responded: “I’m not going to give you a question. You are fake news.”

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    • annieoakley says:

      Re Nationalist This is the real change that will make Trump successful. (and all of the United States of America ).

      Liked by 3 people

    • Fe says:

      You know, Sundance could be one of the skypers and we would never know 😉

      Liked by 2 people

  7. KBR says:

    Don’t call on Kristen for at least six months, Sean. Her question was impertinent and slanted. I she cannot ask questions based on the very important things that are happening, there is a room full of people who might do so.

    Liked by 12 people

    • JC says:

      Agree, KBR. There is a difference between being assertive and being obnoxious. Professionals are unbiased and assertive when necessary; leftist tools are rude, narcissistic and inflammatory.

      Skype was great – maybe we should have everyone “phone it in” and save taxpayers the money it takes to run and maintain these things.

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    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      The woman is a travesty. She acts up and fends off scrutiny with her gender card and her skin card. I love the way Sean finished with her. BAM.

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    • guitar107 says:

      Agree, KBR.
      Sean should get a little tougher with the presstitutes:
      Hypothetical question: “No, I won’t answer hypotheticals. Next person”

      Fake news, distorted reporting: “Sorry, you are quoting false reporting/the premise of your question is incorrect. Next person”

      And then blacklist them for a month.
      One by one, put those presstitutes in their place. I noticed that Mara Liasson semi behaved herself today.

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  8. petszmom says:

    well, well, well, correct me if i’m wrong but i don’t think i saw this many COATS AND TIES at this briefing as i did last week. i heard lou dobbs call someone ‘dressed like a hobo’…lol. good thing to see everyone looking spiffier today. i saw one huge man behind john roberts and another to the left of the screen and that was about it. Making the press room professionally dressed again!

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  9. Reality Wins says:

    I really enjoyed the part where Sean was talking about President Trump’s meeting today with the Harley Davidson executives. Thousands of jobs to be created producing motorcycles after our president said the savings from eliminating most of the State Department jobs will be used to give a free Harley to every middle class American taxpayer! …What? Spicer didn’t say that? I could’ve sworn I heard that.

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  10. aredtailblog says:

    Ugh. I just want to see Sessions confirmed. Glad he’s past the committee thing, but geeze.

    At least T-Rex got his confirmation now.

    Liked by 8 people

  11. darcy says:

    I’m glad CTH has today offered the daily press briefing — I checked earlier, at about the time is was due to begin, and saw no posting of it so had to resort to youtube to be certain I did not miss it in real time.
    I’d rather watch it here.
    I hope these WH press briefings will be offered to us daily; if you must know, since we no longer have almost daily rallies, this is the way I keep up with the news and satisfy my hunger for words directly from the horse’s mouth, so to speak.

    When we’re awash in chronic fake news and the glorification of paid agitators by a hostile press, I cleanse my mind with the comforting words which set the record straight.

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  12. Janie M. says:

    furtive, I have often wondered if President Trump has ever consulted Dr. Pieczenik as he intimately familiar with the deep state. I wouldn’t be surprised if he has done so.

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  13. eksothen says:

    I want to thank the admin for uploading the daily press conferences. It is almost impossible for me to get the daily press either in full or within a two day period.

    Liked by 4 people

  14. yakmaster2 says:

    I really like that Sean turned some policy question around by reminding the smarty pants Press that some of their questions would not be answered until the heads of agencies/depts were CONFIRMED. Boom!!

    Liked by 6 people

  15. sunnydaze says:

    OK. This is gonna sound like a stupid question, but! did every Prez give these daily Press Briefings?

    Because if they did, I never paid attention to it before this week.

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  16. tedvarney says:

    “The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.” – Herbert Spencer

    >

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  18. rsanchez1990 says:

    Only thing I would change is to have Sean slow down a little. He has said in other press briefings that he’ll stay as long as he needs so he doesn’t need to rush through every response.

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  19. WeThePeople2017 says:

    This is a very draining job. I hope that Spicer does not get burned out too quickly. It takes a lot of energy out of you, and understandably so. I hope that he gets needed breaks from time to time and lets his Asst., S. Huckabee fill in for him.

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  20. freeperjim says:

    “Class, is the mainstream media honest or fake?”

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  21. JT says:

    This guy is terrible. Doesn’t even know how to talk. Time to get a new secretary.

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  22. Tonawanda says:

    Spicer needs to slow down, as folks have said. Stop the speed.

    He also needs to say he is not answering a question when he is not answering a question. Pretending to answer the question is bogus (as he did when he was asked when sanctuary cities would end).

    That said, Sean is great.

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  23. GForce says:

    Love you Sean, but for goodness sakes take a breath and slow down a bit. You ciearly have a wealth of knowledge to share and lots on your plate; try dishing up smaller more carefully metered responses so the listener can follow you. Love the Skype!

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  24. Tonawanda says:

    Spicer lied when he said it was not about the worship of the sociopath, but the “radicalization” of the worship of the sociopath.

    This is a serious, consequential lie, and the prudential implications of the question can be answered without lying.

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  25. remuda2016 says:

    Well…I guess the fact that Donald has brought Sean to the podium every day is a phenom. He has the ‘press’ in there daily. Anyone remember the prior nominal pressers of O? Everyone has his right to opine, but I like the intensity and breadth of info. But then, my experience is limited, so…what do I know…only what I see…and like. Remember, these are within the “Honeymoon” phase that is a minefield…or better…briarpatch…and there is much rapid-fire activity behind the “Regulator Desk” to engage and disperse,,,as any PAO or PIO recognizes. It’s all good to this old NFO.

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  27. Finalage says:

    My, my!

    The word is out!

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