Sean Spicer White House Press Briefing – April 25th (2pm Live Stream)…

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer gives press briefing for Tuesday April 25th 2pm EDT:

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  1. Sedanka says:

    Sean Spicer White House Press “Beating” as the kids say on Reddit.

    Love watching Sean humiliate journalists.

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  2. duchess01 says:

    Beginning with Mr. Ross – who is explaining the Canadian softwood lumber problem – inequality in business practices – retroactive 90 days when the Canadians were put on notice – $5B per year industry – $250M retroactive fee – softwood lumber mostly used in single family homes –

    “Everything relates to everything else.” Wilbur Ross – ‘a close ally; generally, a good neighbor, but that does not mean they are dealing equally in trade practices’ – ‘I am confident this is a good case.’ – prohibiting US dairy farmers from selling their products in Canada – unfairly discriminating [my words] – do these disputes point to the need to renegotiate NAFTA – ‘NAFTA has not worked as well as it should.’ – Wilbur Ross

    ‘We believe the Canadians violated the trading practices.’ – Wilbur Ross – Any additional trade actions against Canada? – ‘to my knowledge, no there is not’ – Wilbur Ross

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  3. G3 says:

    Journos are very protective of the Canadians- shocking /s
    Nasty bunch of anti- American blow-hards
    Finally, one mentions American jobs and producers- effects jobs saved here!!

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    • duchess01 says:

      This Press Conference Briefing is about Canada – and they keep asking about other initiatives in other countries – in addition to other actions not under discussion – these people are incorrigible – ‘I am having enough difficulty dealing with trade negotiations without poaching on the authority of others.’ – Wilber Ross

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      • Katherine McCoun says:

        50:22
        The press seemed offended that they did not know that this was a big story. They seem to want to be spoon fed their stories. Its Their job to keep up with everything going on and figure out the stories! Are they expecting to receive a press release summary of everything in the administration every day? Do you jobs, you silly corp media employees posing as “journalists”!

        From the transcript:
        https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/04/25/daily-press-briefing-press-secretary-sean-spicer-and-secretary-commerce

        “Q Mr. Secretary, in other words, why not try to resolve this in not-so-public fashion? You’re coming in the Briefing Room. You’re obviously trying to flex the muscles of this administration. What would you say to the layman out there who says, why is President Trump messing with the Canadians now?

        SECRETARY ROSS: It’s not a question of President Trump messing with the Canadians. We believe the Canadians violated legitimate practice. And to the degree we’re correcting that, it should be corrected, just like steel dumping from China or any other trade infraction.

        Q Secretary Ross, during the presidential campaign, people following then-candidate Trump would have assumed his singular focus would be on Mexico in terms of trade. All of a sudden now we’re hearing all these items related to Canada. Can you tell us why the focus seems to have shifted up north?

        SECRETARY ROSS: Well, we had no way to know that the Canadian diary people would take the action that they did; nor did we have any way to know that the lumber dispute wouldn’t have been resolved by negotiations. We tried. It didn’t work, and so we went ahead with the statutory proceeding.”

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        • duchess01 says:

          Excellent excerpt, Katherine – my point was that there were questions about India and other nonsensical topics – agree – they appeared to be offended because they did not understand what had transpired – Mr. Ross was patient considering the the idiocy of those in the room –

          Personally, I think they have been spoon fed everything in the past – anything that requires them to think is beyond their ability to comprehend – their ignorance is embarrassing – their lack of coherent thought is unconscionable – I find these Press Conferences intolerable – * Sigh *

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          • quintrillion says:

            I rarely make it past the first presstitute’s question. It is obvious from their questions alone that they are paid political operatives with no interest in the answer, the truth or reporting facts…. but are interested in spinning, detracting, and have their own negative agenda.

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            • duchess01 says:

              I hear you loud and clear, quin! I have to admit I did not listen to them before now because they were a waste of time – just a bunch of people in a room cheering and supporting nonsense – some things never change, tho’ – now, we have an intelligent Press Secretary forced to babysit the brainwashed – so guess we only need to listen to his report and go on our merry way – the rest is gobbledygook!

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    • MVW says:

      The question on jobs was in sharp contrast to all the other so called ‘questions,’ questions which were not questions, but narratives masquerading as questions.

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    • That guy was talking about jobs saved? Those jobs are GONE! So, I’d say, jobs restored.

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  4. joshua says:

    “Oh I’m a lumberjack and that’s OK……la la la”

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  5. rick says:

    Nothing seems to fluster Mr. Ross. Very intelligent man.

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    • fleporeblog says:

      Rick I have to politely disagree.

      I especially loved every time the gentleman from India would ask a question. Our Wilburine couldn’t understand a damn word that was coming out of his mouth. On the third question the folks in the front had to tell our Wilburine what the exact question was.

      Sean actually had to politely kick the Wilburine off the mic! The reporters loved him so much they begged him to come back. Those damn fools think he is like their grandfather. Little do they know that our Wilburine would tear the sh….t out of all of them! Thankfully it is our joke and they don’t realize it.

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  6. duchess01 says:

    AMERICA FIRST – New website

    President Trump’s First 100 Days
    In his first 100 days, President Donald J. Trump has taken bold action to restore prosperity, keep Americans safe and secure, and hold government accountable. At an historic pace, this President has enacted more legislation and signed more executive orders than any other president in over a half century. With a focus on rebuilding the military, ending illegal immigration, and restoring confidence in our economy, the President is keeping his promises to the American people.

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/100-days

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    • tuskyou says:

      Thank you. I’m sending this to everyone I know. His list of accomplishments and promises kept will be a mile long—and that’s just for his first term, lol.

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      • duchess01 says:

        You are most welcome, tusk – Sean mentioned they just finished this website last night –

        The daily list of accomplishments and activities is on ‘What’s Happening’ – now around 80 + pages long – what he does on a daily basis is mind-boggling

        https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog

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        • H.R. says:

          duchess01“what he does on a daily basis is mind-boggling.”

          No it isn’t, duchess01. It’s what we expected when we elected president Trump. The only mind-boggling thing to me is that some people expected 8 years of work to be completed the first day.

          C’mon! Let’s all give President Trump 200 days at least! ;o)

          (P.S. My oblique plea for patience not aimed at you personally, duchess01. Is meant to reinforce your comment.)

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          • duchess01 says:

            H.R. – tell me – have you seen anyone work at the pace he does on a daily basis? – what he did in NYC when he was young was astounding – surely, he has a talent for seeing the Big Picture – and putting each piece of the puzzle together to complete a masterful project – unfortunately, I have no one to whom I could compare him – perhaps, that is because he excels far beyond anyone by comparison – he is gifted in a unique way – Sundance exposes his giftedness with each article – even if the article is not about him – he is in the thick of it – know what I mean – he understands how it works – how people work – and how long it will take to affect a result – that, to me, is mind-boggling!

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  7. carterzest says:

    61% drop in border crossings in Trumps first 100 days.

    The #Winning, still not tired of it.

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    • waltherppk says:

      Militarize the border and the 61% reduction in illegal border crossings will immediately be improved to a 100% reduction in illegal border crossings ….even before a wall of any kind is built. Perimeter security is something the military knows how to do quickly and can and will get that border security done right. Make border security an army corp of engineers get it done project instead of something like a girl scout cookie sale.

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      • Sentient says:

        That’s all well & good, but the next president will ignore the border again if the wall hasn’t been built. They need to build the wall and they need to start yesterday. If it’s not substantially complete by 2020, not only will Trump lose, he’ll be a laughingstock. If he needs to shut down the government to get it done, so be it. If he needs to fire 59 Tomahawk missiles into Janesville, Wisconsin, I’ll support him 100%.

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        • waltherppk says:

          Don’t wait on the Sharps to arrive by train for doing the job the Winchester in your saddle scabbard can do right now.

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        • fangdog says:

          If Trump can’t get the wall built what Democrat for President you know who will?
          If there cannot be a wall, does that mean you throw out the baby with the bath water?

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          • Sentient says:

            To even contemplate not getting the wall built is – IMO – complete capitulation. We hired a builder to be president. He’s the master negotiator. Given that federal spending is > $11 billion PER DAY, we could build it all the way from the Pacific to the Gulf for two day’s worth of federal spending. Not getting it built would be a failure of epic proportions. So yeah, I think I’d throw the baby right the f*** out into the snow if it came to that. Besides, that argument is the same one that the Ryans and McConnells always use: “We may be worthless and weak, but we’re all you got”.

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    • Wish he hadn’t caved on the wall funding.

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      • Sentient says:

        I hope he uses all executive authority at his disposal to rob money from other places and direct it to Homeland Security for Wall planning and preparation while we limp along until the fall. Make no mistake, though, he’s going to have the same fight then with the same limp d*ck republicans. He’s going to have to fight them at some point – probably with a shutdown. If that means some stuff doesn’t get funded, so be it. If that means some Social Security recipients get shorted a week’s income, well that’s just too bad.

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        • Hey, do-do head, Sentient – we get our SS checks MONTHLY! So, find another hyperbolic example! [Actually, I’m in favor of the fed govt “shutting down,” since we are assured that SS payments will continue.

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        • G. Combs says:

          “[…] If that means some Social Security recipients get shorted a week’s income, well that’s just too bad. […]”

          I reseached that in 2011 when Obummer was shutting down parks. Long story short: Social Security funding/checks sent out is not affected at all.
          BACKGROUND from my old notes:
          Report: Shutdown of the Federal Government: Causes, Processes, and Effect by Clinton T. Brass, Analyst in Government Organization and Management.

          He states:

          …. If interim or full-year appropriations are not enacted into law, the time interval when agency appropriations are not enacted is referred to as a “funding gap.”5 A funding gap also may occur any time a CR expires and another CR (or regular appropriations bill) is not enacted immediately thereafter. When a funding gap occurs, the federal government begins a “shutdown” of the affected activities, including the furlough of non-emergency personnel and curtailment of agency activities and services. Programs that are funded by laws other than annual appropriations acts (e.g., entitlements like Social Security) also may be affected by a funding gap, if program execution relies on activities that receive annually appropriated funding…..

          So it looks like nonessential bureaucrats get their pay stopped and perhaps the military. But what about Social Security???
          Federal Debt will get paid since it is not depend on “appropriations” but is an already “legalized” debt.

          So what is part of the “Federal Debt”????
          Federal Debt

          Lists the “information on agency securities and on investments of Federal Government accounts in Federal securities” in table form. TABLE FD-3. lists the Government Account Series in millions of dollars for 2010

          TABLE FD-3
          Airport and Airway Trust Fund ……………………… 7,045
          Deposit Insurance Fund ……………………………….37,441
          Employees Life Insurance Fund ……………………. 37,605
          Exchange Stabili-zation Fund ………………………. 20,436
          Federal Disability Insurance Trust Fund…… 187,222
          Federal employees retirement funds…………….. 785,988
          Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund ………… 279,475
          Federal Housing Administration ……………………. 4,194
          Fed.Old-Age & Survivors Ins. Trust Fund… 2,399,111
          Fed. Savings & Loan Corp., Resolution Fund………. 3,388
          Fed. Supplementary Medical Ins. Trust Fund…….. 70,982
          Highway Trust Fund ………………………………….. 24,455
          National Service Life Insurance Fund ……………….. 8,161
          Postal Service Fund …………………………………….. 1,142
          Railroad Retirement Account ……………………………. 506
          Unemployment Trust Fund …………………………… 18,703
          Other ……………………………………………………. 759,426

          (reorganized to fit vertical instead of horizontal G.C.)

          So it looks like Social Security is not an “appropriation” but a DEBT that must be paid especially since laws have ALREADY been passed governing Social Security. The only way to STOP the Social Security pay checks is to declare the government employees cutting the checks “non-emergency personnel”

          I wonder if that also includes the people cutting Congressmen, Senator and staffer checks? 😁

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      • Sedanka says:

        He hasn’t caved, in the sense that if Trump says it can wait then he went into this negotation knowing it could wait. Everything he says and does is a pathway to the deal he originally wanted, and he usually gets what he wants.

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      • Shadrach says:

        This funds May through October. There’s a boat-load of paperwork to do before the first shovel is deployed or the first dollar spent. Suppliers, builders to be chosen……
        Sleep easy. This “caving” prevented the Dems from getting more spending on Ocare. They are so easily fooled.

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  8. NJF says:

    Nails it.

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  9. Pam says:

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  10. IfThenElse says:

    Thanks, Sundance for helping us all focus on “Wilburene”……I find myself laughing almost every time he responds to the press.
    It turns out that Secretary Ross’ way of dealing with the press over time produces sort of a meritocracy of questions. Each time he gets “the rest of the room” to laugh at a questioner, it gets better.
    In other words, John Roberts, if you know nothing about the topic, maybe just listen.
    There is a great saying that these presstitutes should recite before every briefing, “Better to say nothing and have people think you are a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
    President Trump should require all of his cabinet to study Secretary Ross’ press events.

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    • I always wished to be a good joke teller….i never was, or maybe was once in blue moon. Hence, I learned to be still and sit quietly by…I’m a great audience for others’ joke telling😉

      These swamp creatures never learn they stink at their “jobs”

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  17. Pam says:

    This was my absolute favorite comment from Wilbur Ross.

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  19. redlegleader68 says:

    Wilbur Ross is very impressive and wasn’t suffering a room full of fools well. I applaud him for his patience.

    What’s the question of the day? This Flynn doc thingy?? Why?

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  20. G3 says:

    Major wasn’t called on initially- he hopped in on John Roberts questions. Then he checks his watch as Mr.Spicer answers a question to the woman to his other side. Another rude interruption by Major caused Mr.Spicer to invite him up to the podium. Bad form Major- again!

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  21. KBR says:

    Is the entire day’s press conference going to be about Flynn?

    Looks as if the left has it’s orders: try to hit Trump over the head with Flynn.

    I am waiting to hear Spicer say,

    “Lt. General Flynn served as the twenty-fifth National Security Advisor from January 20, 2017, to February 13, 2017. That is, 24 days.

    This position carries clearance level Top Secret. Prior to that, he is a retired Lt. General, who also had held a high level of clearance under previous administrations.

    Should I have information, which I do not, on former National Security Advisor Flynn’s every phone call during his 24 day tenure, or prior, is there anyone in this room who has sufficient clearance to hear it?

    No?

    Well neither do I. Therefore my advance answer to further questions today regarding former National Security Advisor Flynn follows: ‘asked and answered to the best of my ability and at the level of your clearance.’

    By this statement, it should be clear to you all that I am not and will never be a leaker.

    Does anyone have any questions today not concerning former National Security Advisor Flynn?”

    Love Spicer, but sometimes he is “too nice.”

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  23. fangdog says:

    Trump says he is going to build the wall. The press asks, “How”?. Trump says he is going to build the wall. Press asks, “How”? and so it goes on and on ad nauseum.

    I get the impression Trump uses the wall to keep the press occupied rather than asking stupid questions about something else such as, “Does the NK Fat Kid know the dimensions of MOAB”?

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  24. Nchadwick says:

    Can ALL these esteem journalist ask the same question – there is literally so much going on this week – it seems that not ONE of these incompetent reporters do their job in a respectful manner.

    Correct me if I’m wrong but, when the press corp was established it was around the 1900s – prior to television or even radio (1930s), when it was essential for the group to get the information, then relay it to other media outlets.

    We now have, 24 hour news cycle plus access to live feeds, obviously w/ the advancement of technology and the blatant bias of the coverage – their jobs are obsolete.. or at least, the need to restructure, at cutting the number in half, make it competitive to have the privilege to cover the white house based on performance, ability to relay the correct and accurate information, professionalism, and being able to use the time allowed to ask thought provoking and insightful questions…

    NO THAT WOULD MAKE TOO MUCH SENSE!

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    • Deep Blue C says:

      I’m bamboozled by your questions and angst. Why would you think the media would be respectful? Why would you think the media would want to “do their jobs” (i.e., report the truth)? Why would you think that they have anything on their minds other than pushing “the agenda” (i.e., one world order–which means, short term, get rid of Trump)?

      You’ll be much happier if you learn to expect a whole lot less from the media, and you’ll be even happier still if you just simply ignore them.

      Trust me!

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  25. aqua says:

    Press Secretary Spicer gives it his all, even among some of the most ridiculous questions asked by the press in their daily “gotcha” game. No worries, media — Sean is still WINNING.

    He is truly a patriot.

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  26. fangdog says:

    The two Jack-asses hitched to the tomatocart and the mean lady in red herding them crack me up.

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  27. whoseyore says:

    I look forward to Sundance providing us a commentary about the Michael Flynn information that was discussed.

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  28. whoseyore says:

    Anyone notice John Roberts when he tried to rise from his seat between 1:31 and 1:32? He had a hard time getting up, and then nearly fell. I wonder if he is not well?

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  29. Pam says:

    Here is just the Wilbur Ross part of the briefing.

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  30. Papoose says:

    These people are an absolute mess. The gall. Their agenda is disgusting.

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  31. bflyjesusgrl says:

    Spicer said Wed meeting at WH was called and being led by McConnell and that Senate was just using the WH space. The Dept heads would be briefing and taking questions about efforts that have been undertaken with NK. Listen around 1:21. That’s different from how it was reported yesterday. Yesterday’s reports made it sound like PDJT was the initiator.

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  32. GREENMIRROR says:

    So Flynn spoke at RT 10 year anniversary party which was uncovered through NSA spying on what date?

    When was the Congress approval for Flynn? How many on the hill knew of this and approved or did not inquire during Flynn’s approval process?

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    • churchmouse says:

      Flynn spoke at the RT anniversary dinner on December 15, 2015:

      http://www.aim.org/special-report/moscows-five-star-treatment-of-a-three-star-army-general/

      ‘Before he left for Moscow to speak at a Russia Today (RT) conference, the former chief of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) inked a deal to write a book about how to defeat America’s enemies in the Middle East. The title of the forthcoming book by Lt. General Michael T. Flynn (Ret.) is, The Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies.

      ‘But Flynn’s attendance at the RT “gala celebration,” including a special seat at the head table at the anniversary dinner, suggests that this retired officer, who attained a three-star rank during a 33-year Army career, views Russia as a potential U.S. ally in the war on terror …’

      He was appointed National Security Advisor on November 18, 2016. No Congressional confirmation. He resigned on February 13, 2017:

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_T._Flynn#National_Security_Advisor

      Flynn’s 24-day tenure as National Security Advisor was the shortest in the 63-year history of the office.[6]

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  33. Shadrach says:

    I am tired of the press asking how people “feel” about things. Who cares how they “feel” about anything? And how in the world is Sean Spicer supposed to guess how PDJT “feels” about Flynn? What is he, a psychologist? Give me a break.

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