Sean Spicer White House Press Briefing – April 17th 2:00pm Live Stream…

FYI – [A background detail] President Trump is currently meeting with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in the White House for an in-person debrief following T-Rex’s G-7 trip to Italy and later visit to Moscow where the Secretary met Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov for 5 hours and Russian President Vladimir Putin for more than two hours.

At 2:00pm Press Secretary Sean Spicer is anticipated to give the latest White House Press Briefing:

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102 Responses to Sean Spicer White House Press Briefing – April 17th 2:00pm Live Stream…

  1. mnlakes says:

    Oh what I wouldn’t give to have been a fly on the wall when Rex meet with Putin. Not knowing what was really said is killing me.

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  2. SteveInCO says:

    I admit to some confusion. Didn’t Lt Commander Spicer report to the Pentagon a couple of days ago for reserve duty? Was it a weekend thing or the annual two week obligation, or am I completely ignorant?

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  3. fangdog says:

    Can one imagine during George Washington’s administration some liberal idiot dingbat press jerk asking about transgender bathrooms?

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  4. Pam says:

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  5. Pam says:

    Spicer is now at the mic.

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  6. Pam says:

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  12. snaggletooths says:

    I normally watch the White House live link to see the Spicer press briefings, I watched FOX 10 News today and in the corner of the screen they have a pepper with Seans picture and they grade his spicey level during the Briefing, pretty funny.

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  13. Pam says:

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    • aqua says:

      After the IRS harassed conservative groups in the last administration, and with what looks like totally unethical surveillance of our President that went on for months, why would anyone believe that the IRS would NOT poke around in his taxes? Honestly, even the liberal press should know this.

      One should also suspect that the IRS will have 50 agents pouring over his tax returns on a full-time basis, if one were slightly suspicious of the quality and integrity of that department.

      UnAmerican all the way around.

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    • anthohmy says:

      I think he’s got this one down, and likely prepares in advance for them. Maybe serves the auditors delicacies and points out areas they missed.

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  15. Pam says:

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    • anthohmy says:

      And the entire government is under audit by the President, who has been audited and audited and audited ad infinitum.

      One good turn deserves another.

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  16. Pam says:

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  17. Pam says:

    The majority of this briefing is going to be on POTUS’ tax returns which the majority of the country could care less about. Next!

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    • ronheinzkaboot says:

      yeah but it feeds into all the DNC protests today. Protestors protesting for Trump to release his tax return. And of course, the “free” press is really just the PR arm for the DNC. So that’s all they care about.
      No one bothered to protest the 8 years of war.

      And as for the visitor logs, anyone, whether democrat or GOP, that visits with Trump is blackballed by the media and faces social justice crusades.
      Suppose Trump wants to work with a democrat or a celebrity to solve a problem. The “free” press would smear that person working with Trump with no mercy.

      The press never pressed Lorretta Lynch or Obama on where they got the millions in cash to pay ransom to Iran.

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  18. Pam says:

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  20. fedback says:

    Ironic that Fake News media has made Spicer into a superstar.
    No one watched the Obama administration briefings because the media was in bed with Obama.
    Now when media behave like rabid dogs people watch

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      true. I was curious and have looked up several press conferences from the Obama administration. Few views in comparison. Press room partially empty – empty chairs and no one standing.

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      • aqua says:

        oooh, so glad you looked back. I wondered about that.

        I watch the press briefings now to get real news from our fine Press Secretary, since the mainstream news fails to cover it. Guessing there are more than a few of me around!

        Today, the press reveals how little they know or care about America, or our best interests. I’m giving Sean Spicer a big applause (right here with my dog) for putting up with all their BS. His tolerance far exceeds mine.

        I’d like to start peppering these news people with some spicy retorts of my own….have to go find that list of names again.

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      • duchess01 says:

        Was not interested – if you asked me who the Press Secretary was – I could not tell you – only thing I heard about him was he was an ignorant buffoon – who frequently tripped over his words – he was replaced – dunno by whom – who really cared – what was he going to say that might be any different from the L-I-C – as far as the L-I-C was concerned – it was all about him – so much so – people were counting the number of ‘I’s’ in his speeches –

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      • Katherine McCoun says:

        Five randomly chosen press briefings. No, they did not at all have the kind of coverage and interest as they current press briefings. Also, note the very low numbers of views in comparison to Trump Administration press briefings.
        Go to 20:02 for a full room shot

        Go to 20:48 for a full room shot

        20:03

        20:40

        9:41

        Here is one that does look full:
        21:09

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        • Katherine McCoun says:

          Included the last one as I went through randomly selected youtube obama admin press briefings and wanted to be fair that I did come across one that was full – but still not as packed as every press briefing I have watched since 1/22/17. These are the only 6 I watched to check for press interest except for one other that had Obama at the podium. He is Not well spoken when not reading from the telepromter! I didn’t include that one as it is not a fair comparison for coverage of a sitting president in comparison to the pres sec. But I do seem to recall when President Trump had a press conference it was not in the little room so there is that comparison. 🙂

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          • SteveInCO says:

            You watched all that?

            My condolences.

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            • Katherine McCoun says:

              No, couldn’t stomach that even to prove that the corp media didn’t badger the Obama admin like they do the Trump admin and that the public is much more interested in the Trump admin than they were the Obama admin.

              I looked them up and then skipped through until I saw video showing corp employees in attendance and then posted.

              I used to watch every once in a while for a few minutes back then but hated the hot air, lack of substance (on both sides – media employees and press sec/Obama admin) and the gentleman’s agreement the press seemed to operate on in those days.

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        • SharonKinDC says:

          What is also striking is the TONE of the MSM. Even when asking follow up q’s, it’s polite. No combative remarks…at least that I saw watching a minute or so of the clips.

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        • gringz says:

          I don’t know what it is but something about Jay Carney reminds me of Sherman of Mr Peabody and Sherman.

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        • Nchadwick says:

          Thank you for posting those – the differences are so shown in the difference of attitude, tone, capacity!

          1 I think in one of the clips I literally see April Ryan grasp her pearls, as she softly and carefully worded her response and so politely accepts the ridiculous reply.
          2. Wow, considering they are complaining about being able to know any and all moves, calls, visitors, conversations of this admin — they could not even have a full house back then — empty seats EVERYWHERE.
          3. The evasiveness and accepted evasiveness of the prior admin and the white house press secretary including the media — is soooo apparent!
          4. The first clip was very interesting as had to do with some bomb scare only in the press room, as the reporters knew something did not add up – the eventually let him off w/ have to address that w/ secret security…. AND THEY ARE OK WITH THAT!!! LOL
          5. What is up w everyone wearing purple (press) — I think the full room shot on the last two or three especially…. All the men wearing purple ties… a lot of the women… just an observation… weird

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          • G. Combs says:

            All the purple is Soros Color Revolution. Remember Hillary and Soros launched the Purple Revolution:
            http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2016/11/11/clintons-and-soros-launch-america-purple-revolution.html
            “[…] Clinton spokespeople claimed it was to represent the coming together of Democratic «Blue America» and Republican «Red America» into a united purple blend. This statement was a complete ruse as is known by citizens of countries targeted in the past by the vile political operations of international hedge fund tycoon George Soros.

            The Clintons, who both have received millions of dollars in campaign contributions and Clinton Foundation donations from Soros, were, in fact, helping to launch Soros’s «Purple Revolution» in America. The Purple Revolution will resist all efforts by the Trump administration to push back against the globalist policies of the Clintons and soon-to-be ex-President Barack Obama. The Purple Revolution will also seek to make the Trump administration a short one through Soros-style street protests and political disruption. […]”

            Zero Hedge also discusses this.
            http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-11-11/clintons-and-soros-launch-americas-purple-revolution

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        • aqua says:

          What a stark difference from the press conferences of the Trump Administration. The room is consistently packed to the gills now, when these views show maybe 35 or 40 people there, max.

          And Carney gives some lame answers, but to be fair, he was given so many flattering or softball questions that he was in a room of equals.

          Even on Obamacare, the reporters really don’t care about it all that much. Funny, when you consider the amount of whining they generate over the repeal that is sure to come.

          Thanks for posting these.

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        • All American Snowflake says:

          What I mostly recall with regard to Carney as Press Secretary is thinking that he had to be embarrassed telling all those lies.

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    • hippielouie says:

      i’ve never watched presses n now i watch ALL…..and I’m an old fart-67 lol

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  21. There must be a college journalism class on how to ask the same question 10 different ways.

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  22. duchess01 says:

    Bunch of Badgers – no matter what they are provided – they keep taunting for something juicy – Sean is providing what they need to know – on what they need to report – they are just plain rude!

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      remind me of a bunch of little yapping dogs, insistently barking little barks and aggravatingly nipping at heals with not affects other than being annoying. I don’t see that they are being focused on issues as much as they are determined to be be negative and anti Trump

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      • duchess01 says:

        Oh, I agree – the Press Conference is over when Sean says he will take questions – annoying to say the least – you can dress them up – but, you cannot take them anywhere!

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      • The press seems a bit dispirited lately as if things aren’t going well for them. They don’t seem to really be succeeding in their attempts to disrupt Trump’s administration and smear him. They still try over & over but seem discouraged and surly.

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  23. SharonKinDC says:

    The MSM were even more pathetic than usual in today’s presser. They’re addicted to advance knowledge/predictions. Well, w/ the Trump admin they’ll have to go back to reporting on actions AFTER they occur.

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    • Your Tour Guide says:

      Sharon:
      Good point. Already know the desired outcome, so you adjust the verbage
      to fit the situation. “Narrative engineering”, as Iowahawk has stated.

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  24. Katherine McCoun says:

    Someone asked Spicer what he says to criticism that the Trump Administration’s focus on North Korea is to distract from failed/problematic domestic agenda. Spicer said he had not heard that before and the reporter said he has. Spicer replied that the two of them travel in different circles. True Story! No doubt that the reporters are traveling in a liberal MSM bubble and Spicer is reality based.

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  25. Summer says:

    How come the presstitutes never asked about Russia, I am so disappointed.

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      After 90 days of beating the same dead horse I guess they got tired and have reverted back to the tax return issue. I am sure they will be back to Russia, Russia, Russia! soon as the tax returns are automatically under audit

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  26. lorenetn says:

    God Bless Sean Spicer. How does he tolerate these magpies?

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  27. Well I haven’t watched one of these for several weeks and see I haven’t missed anything. Why does every question have to be asked three times by each reporter, and that isn’t enough, another reporter asks the same thing again. What a waste of time.

    Spicer is way to tolerant of most of these folks. Bring in more Skype questioners. Screw these folks. They aren’t adding one whit to Making America Great Again.

    And as to tax return, I could care less about Trump’s. I squirmed and sent in my hard earned dollars today, all x,xxx of them. At least, i’m hopeful next years dollars will be better spent than the last 16 years or more have been.

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    • Howie says:

      They are Uniporters. All the same. No brain. Just a list of talking points.

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    • jmbuck says:

      It is tiresome to watch these faux news hacks. They embarrass themselves on a daily basis with repetitive, stupid, biased, set up questions. Let them look like fools.

      Our President is solving problems allover the world in the interest of the United States that have not been addressed in decades and they could care less.

      Questions they could ask if they truly loved the US and it’s people:
      *** How many American lives, and ME lives do you think could have been saved over the years during last 2 administrations if they had used the equipment, resources, and strategies they you used?

      and as a follow up..Why do you think they did not use them?

      …and how much tax payer money do you estimate was wasted?

      …and do you anticipate that the MOAB bombing is going to stop or slow down the heroin trade in Afghanistan much of which was coming to the US and destroying lives?

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  28. I probably should have read the above comments before my rant but thought I’d strike while the iron was hot.

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  29. fleporeblog says:

    It truly amazes me that these morons have the nerve to say this administration may be the least transparent in decades. I know for a fact that the opposite is true when it comes to us, the deplorables. Our President allows us access into everything he does. We get to see every meeting he has with large groups, we get to witness every single EO and legislation signed in real time.

    As for his tax returns, he will start releasing them in 2017 through 2025. Since all he takes is a $1 for his salary. I can’t wait for him to do so and watch all their heads explode.

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    • Howie says:

      As reported by DDD a few days ago, they have orders to switch from the failed Russia scheme back to the tax return scheme. Pathetic.

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    • Tax returns will still show other income – interest earned, dividends paid, capital gains (from selling assets like house or stock). That would come to a tidy amount, I reckon, certainly enough to arouse the ire of the permanently envious.

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  30. Howie says:

    Spicer should fill the Press Pit chest high with shredded newspaper and give them all flower pot hats.

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  31. fangdog says:

    I cannot think of much more boring and nondescript as going over someone’s tax-return. If there happens to be something amiss the auditors would had caught it long ago. These press idiots do not have the brains to cypher a Mother Goose nursery rhyme let alone a Billionaire’s tax return.

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    • Howie says:

      Just trying to avoid the failed Russia Scheme.

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    • mimbler says:

      their hope for the tax returns is so they can endlessly speculate about “possible” scandals and conflicts of interest. For example he sold a hotel at a profit to a Russian. Does he now owe the Russians a favor? Did they overpay for the hotel to bribe him?

      Since he is a real estate mogul world wide, his tax returns would show money coming in from all over the world. I am confident it is all legit, but they would write endless stories and reports beginning with “some say” or “possible conflict of interest” or things of that nature.

      He was smart not to release them, but I think with the endless dead horse beating of the Russia meme, even the low info voters have learned to just ignore the media,
      Mike

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  32. Howie says:

    Just get em’ out. All of em. Worthless.

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  33. StuckInBlue says:

    Each time a reporter repeats a different reporter’s question at a briefing, Sean should cut off the questioner and go to a Skype question instead. Let Evolution do your work. Survival of the fittest questioners.

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      Its easy to figure out what the corp media’s marching orders were for the day to their employees when one listens to the line of questioning in the press conferences

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  34. anthohmy says:

    So what makes me think, without watching or reading any comments, that the peanut gallery is going to be focused on some scandal they cook, cooked, are cooking, or will be cooking up in the future rather than the fully bbq’d meat on the bone?

    Would any of them know meat on the bone if they saw it?

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    • fangdog says:

      What is the purpose for these press briefings? I haven’t heard one question I didn’t know about the question subject before these idiots ask. I don’t see any benefit for anyone. Yes, I do watch them for the entertainment value. Is that supposed to be the real objective?

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  35. anthohmy says:

    It’s a throwback from the days before transmission of information was instantaneous. It is ceremonial, now, at best, though Spicey has turned it into Art, such that I tune in when I can, never did before…

    Just look at how they all flipped out at the thought of moving them to a larger space where more people could get in, all democratic and such.

    Oh but the prestige of being a White House Correspondent…

    Currently the corps serves to highlight how asinine they all are, in general. To think that once upon a time I turned on a television and tuned in to people like this, and thought it meant something.

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  36. Notice how Russia has disappeared from the questions…..clearly, they do not want to draw attention to the spying by the Obama admin on Trump and staff.

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