Sean Spicer White House Press Briefing – March 21st 2017

Press Secretary Sean Spicer conducts the White House Press Briefing for March 21st 2017:

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79 Responses to Sean Spicer White House Press Briefing – March 21st 2017

  1. redlegleader68 says:

    Well, I’m here, Dot; watching, but nothing really to comment on … Seems the Russia!! thingy isn’t being mentioned. A couple on the SCOTUS hearing … Hummm …

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  2. fleporeblog says:

    I absolutely love Sean Spicer when he talks from the heart whenever a tragedy occurs. He was asked about the 14 year old girl that was rapped in school from MD. He really did a great job of talking about the victim. He talked about the fact that parents send their kids to school because it should be safe. He also talked about the fact that why would 17 and 18 year olds be put in the 9th grade. He also talked about immigration and why the President is so passionate about it. He also touched on sanctuary cities and politicians that aren’t doing the right thing when it comes to our immigration laws. It was a complete Grand Slam!

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  3. Pam says:

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    • dreadnok89 says:

      Total lie. That bill is awful. The only thing wlrse than democrats is republicans when it comes to these things.If trump aligns himself with people like ryan and mcconnel he is done

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      • thetrain2016 says:

        It’s changing hour by hour… Could be good, could be not so good. If it’s bad, Trump is going to reject it, that simple.

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      • Oldschool says:

        They own Trump on this one. He needs anything passed to move to his economic agenda. Not dissing POTUS and not saying he isn’t trying to give us a better plan, but he is really handcuffed politically. His success is linked to passing something. SD always talks about leverage. The threat of public shaming dissenters is the only leverage I see. He is working the congress hard. Far from a sure thing if he is still arm twisting.

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  5. Pam says:

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    • dbobway says:

      Has anybody heard about a vote to repeal the 1945, law that stopped health insurance across state lines.

      The McCarran–Ferguson Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1011-1015, is a United States federal law that exempts the business of insurance from most federal regulation, including federal antitrust laws to a limited extent.

      I heard this may happen this Thursday, with the repeal replace?

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      • That sounds like a good law to repeal right off the bat. Nothing to do with Ocare, just dump it. Should have happaned years ago, say in 1946.

        Would love to hear/read the history of that law! Just who was McCarran anyway. The Law Vegas airport is named after him, so he’s probably not such a good guy.

        And since Sean referenced the ICE.gov page and info on it, guess what county, of 10 counties in the US, was at the top of the list for criminal illegals that local LEO refused to recommend to ICE for deportation? Clark County, Nevada with 51!!! For non-Western US folks, Las Vegas is in that county.

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  6. redlegleader68 says:

    Let’s see how the week goes …. Oooooo!!

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  7. HolyLoly says:

    I know this is OT but I was afraid the comment would get buried on the open thread.

    Senator Mike Lee just cracked a hilarious joke as he started questioning Judge Gorsuch. He set out to explain to him the definition of politics was, “poli meaning many, and tics which are blood sucking parasites.” There was a hefty outbreak of laughter including from the judge.

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  8. Pam says:

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  9. Pam says:

    oops, wrong tweet. Sorry

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  10. redlegleader68 says:

    “April” is a one trick poney … CBC …

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  11. James F says:

    Why is that disgusting hack April always spot-lighted?

    Give some of the real reporters a chance, Spicer!

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    • MVW says:

      I actually like April. One trick, yes, but she did facilitate the Black Caucus – Trump meeting. Very nice, dialog is the first step to melting the ice. Melting the ice is huge.

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      • KBR says:

        I noticed that she is much friendlier, less combative than before the President’s meeting with Cummings.

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        • Katherine McCoun says:

          She was focused on the Cummings meeting and the Black Congressional Caucus meeting since, literally, working day 1 (Monday after inauguration)

          1/23
          1:45:14 she asked 2 questions (pharmaceutical companies/prescription costs and meeting with special groups) and then would not let him move on but insisted on another question about Obamacare.
          When will he meet with the Black Congressional Caucus?
          Spider’s reply – this is working Day 1!

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      • Katherine McCoun says:

        I did not appreciate her handling of race issues from early on.
        1/24

        1:13:50 Asks about Session, voting & race issues

        1:15 19 Asks a 2nd question, “On the issue of race, … you talked a long time yesterday on the issue of race and I wanted to ask you a couple of things. I talked to the former head, excuse me, the current head of the NAACP who is accusing this administration of something called stereotyping by omission, saying that the President has met with athletes and entertainers but yet has not met with civil rights leaders and during his inauguration speech he talked about the inner cities, urban areas being riddled with gangs, violence and drugs. What is the agenda? What are you planning when it comes to focusing on these issues?

        Spicer: “Well, April, just the other day he sat down with Martin Luther King Jr. I would call him a civil rights leader … (interrupted)

        April D. Ryan: “His Dad was a civil rights leader”, in a derogatory tone

        Someone else adding: “The 3rd” — making it clear that they are not counting Martin Luther King Jr’s son as a civil rights leader.

        Spicer: “He has met with a lot of pastors, many other individuals, Avada King…” and goes on to describe President Trump’s commitment to jobs, education, healthcare, etc. and that these are things that will benefit everyone, regardless of skin color and emphasizes that it is day 2

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  12. Nchadwick says:

    Love Spicer’s dig, at the end – about Tom Brady’s jersey being returned, “another bad on the press”, “don’t worry we have righted that wrong” – LMFAO

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  13. Running Fast says:

    My take on the presser today… the MSM is so overloaded with all the goings on that they have no means to act. In addition what Sundance pointed out regarding Comey has serious implications their handlers are trying to figure out what next… ie no current talking points.

    They finally realized that Trump is owning the board, has all their pawns and the castled rook was just outed… two moves from Checkmate.

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  14. Pam says:

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  15. KBR says:

    This was great.
    The “children” (delinquents?) were well behaved, seemed to pay attention, did not speak out of turn, and were generally respectful in their comments and questions. Teacher was pleased. 🤓

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  16. KBR says:

    Ram-specking: refers to the Ram-speck act 🤓

    U.S. GAO – Personnel Practices: An Overview of Ramspeck Act Appointments
    http://www.gao.gov/products/T-GGD-95-155

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    • KBR says:

      The Ramspeck act was repealed, as I discovered in the link below:

      Repeal of the Ramspeck Act | Legal Advice
      https://www.lawguru.com/legal-questions/washington-labor-employment/repeal-ramspeck-act-congressional-staffer-453673476/

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      This was in reply to a question by John Gizzi of Newsmax, referencing “The Big Agenda” by David Horowitz, asking about President Trump’s beliefs regarding the “deep state” to which Spicer answered, “Well, I’ve been asked this question before and I’ll give you the same answer I’ve given before, which is I think there are people that burrow into the government after an administration — this is going back since the beginning of time. They used to call it ramspecking … ”

      I loved Spicer’s handling of the press questioning him about “ramspecking”. Many in the room did not know what he was talking about, even asking him to spell it for them! What children! Lie asking the teacher to slow down as you are taking notes and asking the teacher to spell out the big words. Embarrassing on them!!!! This is not a high school lecture and Spicer is not the teacher! Loved that Spicer told them he wasn’t giving a history lesson and that they should google it. These “reporters” are a joke and so unprofessional and uninformed!

      In case you can’t watch the video, here is the exchange:
      Q Yes. Another question on —
      Q What was that again?
      Q — that word?
      MR. SPICER: Ramspecking? Oh, Google it.
      Q I remember — I remember when —
      Q How do you spell it?
      MR. SPICER: You ever seen my spelling? Come on. (Laughter.) Ramspecking. It was named after — we’re going to go through a history lesson here, guys.

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  17. Pam says:

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  19. bverwey says:

    I was triggered by a question to Sean Spicer today to the point I have to ask. Why is there a “black” congress? Why is there not a “white”, “brown” or “yellow” congress as well? As a Canadian I do not comprehend that. It seems to fly in the face of equality for all.

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  20. uptothere says:

    The so-called Obamacare repeal is an unmitigated disaster because we allowed never trumpets and the like to have their way. Is this what were looking at for the next 4 years? Anyone provide any insight as to why Trump was willing to expend do much of his credibility on this? Any game plan behind it?

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  21. janc1955 says:

    Sort of lost in the muddle of the Comey/Rogers dog-and-pony show yesterday was the fact that the press took quite a beating from a number of people in the room. They were portrayed as receivers and publishers of disinformation illegally obtained for the express purpose of bringing down PTrump and his admin … and getting much of the anonymous leak information all kinds of wrong according to Mutt and Jeff. They were essentially discussed as being muck raking, sewer dwelling, disinformation rats. Could be why they weren’t quite so puffed up with their own sense of self-importance today.
    snort

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    • I just finished watching and I couldn’t believe how subdued they were. It’s like someone took them to the woodshed….it was nice to hear questions on other topics. The past couple of times I thought they were completely out of control, so maybe something was said to them or else they didn’t get their talking points yet, and tomorrow will be back to the badgering and childlike behavior.

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      • janc1955 says:

        The only people who are still telling them they’re worth something are others in their industry. They’ve lost bit chunks of the viewing public, and it’s clear the D.C. swamp creatures they seem to love so much have no use for them either. If I was in media and watched that hearing yesterday, I’d feel like something nasty someone was desperately trying to scrape off his/her shoe.

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  22. Katherine McCoun says:

    Ronica Cleary is the press member who asked about the rape of the teenage girl by the 17 & 18 yr old “boys”. I find the use of the word “boy” for an 18 yr old young man troubling and just downright twisted. This is the quote direction from the White House Transcript,

    “Ronika.
    Q Thank you, Sean. I have two questions on the same story. Recently a 14-year-old girl, she was raped in the boy’s bathroom of her high school. A 17- and 18-year-old boy have been charged. One of the boys we know unlawfully entered the country; both of them have outstanding orders with ICE. So here’s my first question about it: Currently, schools are prohibited from denying access to public education based on immigration status. Does the President hear a story like that and think that it should change or be addressed in a future executive order?”

    An 18 yr old male can join the service, can be drafted and is a young man not a boy at all. He may not be full grown and certainly may not be mature but we do not wait until a male is 25 to call him a man. the fact that this male was in 9th grade does not make him a boy.
    https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/03/21/daily-press-briefing-press-secretary-25

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      By the way, Ronica Cleary’s name is not spelled correctly in the transcript but at least she is identified so I could figure out who she is. As I read the transcript (a time saver when I don’t catch Spicer live &/or don’t have time to watch the recording later) I see that Spicer does call some by name and that makes it into the transcript. However, even then it is often a first name only. This is a problem as the transcripts are incomplete as we do not have a written record of who asked the questions.

      For the record, for the transcripts and for all of those watching at home as well as newsrooms around the globe, it would be Very helpful and Professional for the news media employee to stand, state their name and the employer that they represent and then ask their question (or conduct their interview with their many questions as is often their case).

      https://www.facebook.com/RonicaCleary/

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  23. Katherine McCoun says:

    3:44 Hallie Jackson of MSNBC wants to ask a 3rd question after she has already asked 2 questions and Spicer jokes that her counting is like the CBOs. She was not amused and pointed asked if he wanted to elaborate which he declined as he was not trying to criticize the CBO or start a “situation” with them but was joking around. The look on her face was a “don’t mess with me” look.

    She had already asked her first question, asked a follow up to that (that makes 2 questions) and then wanted her extra. Not Spicer’s fault if her 2nd question was a through away. Unprofessional of her to interrupt Spicer moving on and calling on someone else and insisting on a 3rd question, a do over. She should be more careful with her questions and not demand extra thereby taking time away from the others in the room.

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