White House Press Briefing – May 5th 2017

Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders fills in for White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer today as Mr. Spicer is fulfilling his naval reserve duty.

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143 Responses to White House Press Briefing – May 5th 2017

  1. Sara did a great job!

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    • fangdog says:

      Yes, she did

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      • nontroll says:

        She did do a great job. She is very fluid, promptly corrects the LSM when they wander into the bushes and commands respect. What I enjoyed much more than Sean Spicer was her ability to READ a statement. I find listening to Sean frustrating – he seems to rush his delivery when reading and he starts tripping all over himself.

        The thing I still find hilarious is the press’ inability to listen. Sara clearly states that the fundamental principles behind the bill will remain in tact and yet John Roberts plows ahead with “It sounds like there could almost be wholesale changes here.” Either he didn’t listen to a word she said or when she pre-emptivly destroyed his prepared question, he doesn’t have the ability to think on his feet and shift gears to another question OR he just likes the sound of his own voice. Take your pick – they all lead to the fact he is a doofus.

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        • Gary says:

          There’s a third option but it involves an electronic dog collar and a trigger man behind the scenes, we’ll save that one for another day eh?

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        • janc1955 says:

          They absolutely don’t listen. Too busy jumping up from their chairs yelling “Pick me! Pick me” or formulating their next ridiculous, biased gotcha question.

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        • ilcon says:

          Can’t stand Roberts or Blake last name? When Blake appears after the briefing to update what ever program he’s on, he be like look mommy what I did today. Yea me, right mommy.

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        • Or he hates us, PDJT, is a LIAR and really just another Lib Dem HACK ……

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          • nontroll says:

            You flutter into the wrong forest there, Skippy?

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            • You read the whole thread there cupcake . ?

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              • nontroll says:

                YOU might wanna review the thread. The thread you were commenting on followed directly from my comment – 3rd from the top, Skippy.

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                • SteveInCO says:

                  Perhaps he meant to say “He (Roberts) hates us and PDJT, [Roberts] is a liar…”

                  It fits in perfectly that way.

                  His statement used commas poorly and can be read either way, though so I could be wrong.

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                  • nontroll says:

                    I’m pretty sure I’ve never seen this guy here before. If it wasn’t a troll you’d think it would have clarified it’s position. I could be wrong, but if it walks like a duck…

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                  • SteveInCO says:

                    Giving maximum benefit of the doubt, he probably himself had no idea his comment could be misinterpreted; note he thought you were criticizing him for putting it in the wrong place in the nested hierarchy (it’s not, if my reading is correct).

                    On the other hand, if he really did mean PDJT was a liar and a libtard tool or whatever (I’m replying through the notifier and can’t scroll up and look) then of course I’ll bring the hot tar if you bring the feathers.

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                  • nontroll says:

                    Troll or not, I’m not losing any sleep over him. I’ve got a feeling we won’t hear him chirping here anymore.

                    I do like a man who considers the details. “Hot” was a nice touch to the tar, lol

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                  • SteveInCO says:

                    I understand that “tar and feathering” is done with pine tar not road tar, but I have no idea if pine tar needs to be warmed up or not (I know road tar would have to be lethally hot).

                    Offering to lug the tar (either way) is my way of taking on more of my share of the work (heavier than feathers) in return for having been wrong. (If I was.)

                    I remember once on another forum, back in the early days of Obola, someone (call him “Dave” since I can’t remember his actual name) making the claim that Obola was anti gun, and someone demanding Dave prove that. The next day, Dave supplied a quote to do so. Two problems, though, the way that forum worked, going in every day I read only new posts, which meant the FIRST thing I saw was Dave’s quote of Obola. The second problem was Dave didn’t use quote tags, so I thought what I was reading was Dave announcing that he himself had been on record as being anti gun.

                    That evening in the chat room, with about four other pro gun people, Dave showed up, and I said “And Dave can hold the targets…”

                    We got it straightened out. Dave was a good guy, though he could never understand the benefit of quote tags.

                    Back to the present case, I think what he originally wrote could be taken two ways, and your response didn’t take that into account, and his response to you was equally oblivious to the possibility you might have read what he wrote poorly; but at this point we’ll never know.

                    If my supposition is right, you may have just run a pro-Trumper off by mistaking what he wrote and reacting accordingly (tar and feathers needed for those who really mean what you thought he said). I hope not, and that either A) he comes back and shows himself to be Pro Trump, or B) you were right and we’re better off without him.

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                  • nontroll says:

                    You just taught me an important lesson. Instead of assuming, I should have asked him to clarify. That being said, Monday morning quarterbacking is usually 20/20, lol
                    If he really is a Trump supporter, you’d think it would take more than that to run him off!

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                  • SteveInCO says:

                    We’ll see.

                    Meanwhile, MAGA on!

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    • sunnydaze says:

      The “reporters” seemed to have matured considerably, too.

      Like her straightforward, no nonsense style.

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    • Benson II says:

      I didn’t watch but there are many positive reviews so I’m glad she did well. I was very happy when Trump took her on board his team.

      Now the horrible petty part of me is going to comment, I’m sorry but I must vent on this.

      When a woman who represents the president is going to be center stage please wear something in a darker color with at least mid length sleeves and do something a little more chic with the hair. I see nothing wrong with the Mon just left home look for other occasions but to many forget it’s not just about them and their taste or comfort but also those who view them. Spicer doesn’t come in wearing a casual shirt that you’d go to the beach in so I think women should try to look as professional as possible to. I’m sure no one is allowed to say this out loud to any woman nowadays for fear of being called sexist when in reality it’s called low expectations.

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      • calbear84 says:

        Totally agree with you on the clothing choice. The good news is, she’s terrific!

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        • tellthetruth2016 says:

          When you can be a mother AND part of a fast pace TRUMP team, I think she did pretty damn well……. I was listening to what she had to say NOT what she SHOULD look like…….Yea, pretty damn shallow thinking I agree ……

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          • Benson II says:

            Like I said low expectations because she’s a woman and a mother or any other excuse we give women. If a man wants to represent a company or the White House and didn’t come in wearing a suit they’d say change clothes….now and they would. It’s not to much to expect from whoever is in the spotlight.

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      • dayallaxeded says:

        See GForce’s comment below. Though I’m not a fan of the Pepto-pank color group, everything else about Ms. Sanders (even the dress, personal color preferences aside) was completely professional, job-appropriate, attractive, but not vain. I suggest, BensonII, a re-adjustment of your bases for criticism to focus on function, more than mere form and personal preferences.

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        • NC PATRIOT says:

          I thought her attire was FINE. Nothing wrong with looking a little feminine—-she IS a woman. No need, IMO, to look “Professional” (ie gender neutral)

          PS–I am female

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          • law4lifeblog says:

            I thought the same thing….hair askew, unflattering, ill-fitting top, just not up to par….and I’m a female attorney, I know what professional dress is. That doesn’t mean she didn’t do a good job, but she could have physically presented herself much better for her moment in the sun….just sayin’.

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            • Charlie says:

              “I’m a female attorney” says it all.

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              • law4lifeblog says:

                Charlie, a prior commenter had identified themselves as female, and I did the same while also noting I’m a professional, since the subject is professional dress for women. . Exactly WTH “says it all”? The woman did not look her best and failed to dress for her position….nothing wrong with saying it.

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                • GForce says:

                  I would propose the “woman” didn’t look like the image that you have been programmed to see by the media and beauty industry and created a conditioned response. It’s time for change in that arena.

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        • Benson II says:

          If it was a man we’d expect both. That was my point which you made for me.

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      • Mikayla825 says:

        You didn’t watch so you didn’t see how well she conducted herself and facilitated the briefing. Your critique is based only on her appearance? I won’t call you sexist but I will say that’ your comment is pretty damn shallow.

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        • Ignorant of the psychological effect large blocks of color have on people. Note that many commenters hear talk about attitudes of the press. A large part of that is that specific color. Now Mrs. Sanders may not have picked her dress to achieve that specific effect, but that is what happened.

          Many of us have commented on Mrs. Trump’s attire, including her large blocks of color. Models know this stuff. Could be that Mrs. Sanders knows it, too. Who was the Treeper who said yesterday that her Mother looked like Cyd Charisse? Maybe she could help us out here. As a reporter, I can tell you that women reporters as a group have absolutely no fashion sense whatsoever! TV personalities don’t count.

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        • mightyconservative says:

          Mikayla, I listened to the briefing on the radio, I thought .sarah handled herself well. Seeing the pictures posted above, I am stunned. She looks unprofessional in a short-sleeve dress, and lank-looking hair. Whether we like it or not, women are judged on how we are dressed. All she needs to do is look at how the women around the WH are dressed, and follow suit. She works directly with the administration, not in a low level job.

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      • Disgusted says:

        I totally agree with you. The crucial part of your comment is pointing out she is “representing the President.” That says it all. Not shallow at all, just smart and observant.

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      • Spencer's Mom says:

        You know, being of the female persuasion, i feel it is my duty to weigh in here. I was just going to comment on Sarah’s clothing choice, myself.

        What was she thinking? Which one of her ‘girls’ told her she’d look ok on camera like that?

        She otherwise looks lovely – great quality dress – but not for her.

        She should not appear on camera wearing a sleeveless or short-sleeved dress. Sure, someone like Lara or Ivanka can get away with it – but they are naturally tall and lanky – and work out and diet a lot, also, I’m sure.

        Not to sound catty, but if you don’t have slim, very, very toned and fit arms, please don’t wear a sleeveless dress or short-sleeved dress on TV; otherwise you risk looking frumpy/dumpy.

        The camera adds another 10-20 lbs. Just remember that. Not good PR.

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        • GForce says:

          Being of the “female persuasion” myself I find it deeply troubling and even sad when women disparage other women about what they choose to wear that is comfortable for them. Comments like “only slim, toned women should wear sleeveless cloths” hits at the the very heart of why our young girls are starving themselves and don’t feel comfortable in their own skin. You be you. Let Sarah be Sarah. She is beautiful just the way God intended.

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          • Spencer's Mom says:

            I understand how you feel — but this is business. When a person is representing the interest of the Office of the President of the United States, it behooves one to put his or her best foot forward and dress professionally. And – yes – that applies to men, also.

            If Sean Spicer showed up at a press conference wearing something inappropriate, I would be the first to complain.

            We’re not talking here about the attire of West Wing staffers attending PTA meetings, baby showers, weddings, picnics or golf outings. See what I mean? The event dictates the suitability of the attire. Every professional knows that.

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            • GForce says:

              “She otherwise looks lovely – great quality dress – but not for her.” were your words. Prefacing a judgemental comment about another women’s body with “Not to sound catty” doesn’t make it any less catty and further reveals that you know down inside that what you are about to say is mean, but you are going to indulge yourself with the degradation nonetheless.

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              • I didn’t find it mean, I found it honest. The preface might be to the fact that we are afraid to offer critique or opinions, as we will be deemed catty. The world will judge you on the way you look. May not be PC, but it the truth. I wish she had found something more flattering to wear, if only for the reason that then we would be talking about how she did her job, as opposed to how she looked doing it. We do the same to men, albeit not as loudly. I remember several comments made in the past about Sean’s jackets looking baggy, or his tie choice not being the best.

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                • QuestGirl says:

                  Frankly, I do not believe this is the forum to discuss the “appearance” of another. If “appearance” is this important to you, then substance is less important, to you.

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                  • Lots of things are important to me. Thanks for showing your liberal leanings in trying to shut down my free speech. Bless your heart.

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                  • QuestGirl says:

                    Do you need a dictionary to define substance? You can then look up comprehension, “too”, if you find yourself unable to comprehend substance.

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                  • I’m well liked and respected here. You are obviously a troll with no manners or class. You won’t win, as I won’t let you. Have a nice day!

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                  • QuestGirl says:

                    To create a comment on “appearance” and not “substance” shows lack of “class”. You are also patronizing. You and I both know you don’t give a flying tart what kind of day I have. You are just plain ugly. Or should I say “catty”?By the way, only God can “bless your heart”, not me nor yourself. Go back to Fox or any other MSM since “appearance”, and not “substance” is soooo important to you.

                    I do not believe Sundance intended for the ‘fashion gestapo’ to come out in full force when he posted this Daily Presser. But then, maybe only expected as in anticipated there would be those that would turn to the runway of fashion and deem themselves classy for their fashion sense.

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                • GForce says:

                  Atlanta Housewives and the rest like it clearly served its purpose. Mission Accomplished. Program complete.

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        • Tegan says:

          I totally agree…and it’s “constructive criticism” not a put-down. It was the very first thing that came to mind when I saw her photo. If you want to be treated as a professional, then you must dress as one…bright pink and sleeves that show “untoned” arms just detract from the message. She will learn!

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          • GForce says:

            Obama always looked sharp and on point. Come to think of it so didn’t Michelle.

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            • GForce says:

              I find people, especially women, are addicted to the imagery that the media and “the beauty industry feeds to them every day. The reaction is like the Body Snatchers when someone dares to defy the program. Her job is to INFORM and she did a darn fine job. Obama’s job was to be the President of the United States. He dressed the part every day, but he was an empty shirt!

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            • Charlie says:

              Beauty in the eye of the beholder.

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          • Charlie says:

            “She will learn!” You are unprofessional!

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        • Charlie says:

          You said it “being of the female persuasion” shows exactly how judgmental women are.

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      • QuestGirl says:

        Would a Hijab help? It is “Casual Friday”, don’t forget.

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      • MW says:

        I certainly respect your point of view and your right to your opinion. I believe the most important thing is that she wear clothing that instills confidence in her, and that she be herself. I find sometimes when I wear a suit when I’d be more comfortable in a dress, I can be off my game a little. Just my two cents. We are allowed at CTH to have varied opinions without someone screaming politically incorrect.

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      • Shadrach says:

        You know, I was looking at her dress and thinking about this too. It is flattering to her as a color. But I suspect the reason was sneakier than that. She’s a shark, just like her dad with his dimples and his huge sharp teeth.

        What is more disconcerting than a woman in a pretty pink dress with a low voice and a commanding presence. She won’t be able to trick them w/ this more than once, but I thought it was genius. If you look at it that way, the sparkly collar should crack you up.

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      • Charlie says:

        Irritated! CTH is a fashion blog?

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      • Charlie says:

        “look as professional as possible to” (by the way it should be “too” meaning also).
        You’re “allowed to say this out loud”, karma back to you. Petty!!!

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      • BensonII, I’m not offended. I agree to some extent. At least, she is not bleached blonde, showing cleavage, with tons of fun make-up.
        Fresher is better and she is pretty in pink!
        I was not offended by her dress or demeanor.
        Was it not a celebration of Chinco DeMayo day w/VP Pence? Perhaps that had something to do with the dress and the flashy collar/neckline…that’s what I was trying to figger out while she was handling the press so well.
        For me, she was refreshing, very capable, on cadence, answered all questions extremely well and was indeed the woman in charge!

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        • Old Lady says:

          Sarah is a lovely young woman, pretty in pink, natural looking hair, smart and well spoken, average size. Fox babes not the best standard perhaps. Great job Sarah. Always be yourself and you’ll do just fine.

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      • SteveInCO says:

        I recall Sean’s very first press briefing.

        His suit didn’t fit right. Poorly enough that I thought maybe he’d done it deliberately as a way to disrespect the press. (Which they richly deserve, but that’s beside the point.)

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      • chbailey says:

        In this position, flag lapel pin better than patterned neck sparkles. She looks great for any office environment though.

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      • deanbrh says:

        These days, it’s difficult to find set-in sleeves on moderately-priced clothing. That’s because all the clothes are made in foreign countries where it’s faster and cheaper and easier to just cut rectangles, with holes for arms, neck and bottom,3 sizes fit all, and forget about what looks best. “Boho style” they call it. “Tailored” clothes cost plenty because setting-in sleeves takes talent, practice, and time. Click on Nordstroms womens dresses and see there are very few dresses with sleeves. Bat-wing and other sleeves NOT set-in add 10 lbs. to the look, so most women pass them up.

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    • fleporeblog says:

      She really did! Governor Huckabee should really be proud of his daughter. She is a tremendous asset to the WH.

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    • shallbe4 says:

      I agree Sara did a terrific job. Could it be there is also a softening by the White House Press Corp?

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  2. Pam says:

    She hit it out of the park and someone else is proud of her too!

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  3. MIKE says:

    Good for Sarah. Poppa should be proud!

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  4. GForce says:

    A female role model in the Trump circle for my girls to look up to! A woman who is more concerned about what is coming out of her lips than what she puts on them! So tired of the over straightened and bleached hair, way too much make- up, eat a tic tac for lunch women. To each her own, but I want my daughters to see the other possibilities, instead of being at war with their bodies. Sarah is beautiful naturally, and obviously is a very intelligent capable woman.

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    • deplorabledaveinsocal says:

      Women are complex creatures. Multi faceted like a diamond or for other Shrek fans besides myself, layered like onions. Or, for the donkey fans, cake or parfait…

      The simple fact is beauty, or style, or elegance is the sum total of the parts and not based on individual aspects. Mind, body, and spirit constitute the diamond.

      The connecting rod from a Ferrari is not much different from another basic car engine unless you knew the difference.

      Sarah did fine. Were I to nitpick, I would suggest she work on her tone and delivery.

      President Trump does not seem to have a shortage of competent and capable women in his administration.

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  5. Personally, I like her better – not, because she’s a woman. I think she’s more relax and smoother than Sean!

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  6. I think she’s more relax and smoother than Sean!

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    • sunnydaze says:

      That could change tho if she had to go in their everyday.

      Sean’s also trained these “journalists” pretty well to be more respectful, and it shows. Took a long time for them to come around.

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    • free2313 says:

      It is always easier when you are subbing for a day or three…
      There is no real heavy preparation; when you don’t know the answerer to something and you say I’ll get back to you, the press accepts it and doesn’t bark back at a substitute…

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  7. pageoturner says:

    Sara was the best at that job I’ve seen in a long, long time. Trump would do well to give her the gig permanently and move Spicer to a behind the scenes post.

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    • fred2w says:

      Sundance suggested alternating between press secretaries. I think that would be a great compromise.

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      • nontroll says:

        I think so too. Alternating RANDOMLY would throw them off their game a little too.

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      • Oldschool says:

        Agree, changing would be a good thing. It puts the press at a disadvantage. Much needed. I don’t agree that the press has been more polite. I just don’t see it, and Sean doesn’t know how to shut them down or cut them short. That is my perspective, but I can see by other posts, not all have that same perspective.

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      • shallbe4 says:

        I like the idea of alternating between press secretaries. But both Sean and Sarah have a love and respect for our President and it shows. I will never forget the worst Press question. It took place just before we went to war with Iraq. The reporter asked What Date and Time is the attack due to take place. I am not certain what the Press Secretary’s answer was but I know that Trump is very careful about giving the media specifics about a potential attack.

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    • ilcon says:

      the Pres, needs an attack dog in this role, much like Mick Mulvaney the other day. I believe he needs a more forceful media team

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  8. kenmar1965 says:

    That is a PINK top!

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    • corimari2013 says:

      Must have been her Easter dress!
      I agree that her arms should be covered more. Just like a man in a short-sleeved shirt at the podium would not have the polished look, the same is true for a woman at the podium in very short sleeves.
      I hope Sarah is at this podium many more times.

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    • dayallaxeded says:

      I think that color is known as “pank.” She wears it better than anyone else I’ve seen in a while.

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    • SteveInCO says:

      Sunglasses required.

      Come to think of it that was true for Melania’s yellow outfit the other day as well. Very bright and saturated, enough to wonder if there’s now a shortage of yellow dye in the market.

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  9. fangdog says:

    Sean is fun and invites agitation from the dopes. Sara is all business and it is what it is type gal. She lets the dopes ask and express their dopey selves. Sara is strictly a facilitator and doesn’t seem to care one way or another how stupid the press questions happens to be. Sara knows just how irrelevant the whole gig and is willing to sacrifice her time to accommodate.

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  10. annieoakley says:

    She needs to dress more professionally. Pink is fine but put a Navy Blue jacket over it for the cameras.

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    • Karen says:

      I disagree, she looked fine and feminine.

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      • Benson II says:

        I disagree it’s not about looking fine and feminine. Just like it’s not about a man looking fine and masculine. Women should be expected to look the part just like men are. I really can’t see T-Rex in a sleeveless shirt hanging over his trousers meeting with the Chinese ambassador. I’m tired of women either being used as sex symbols on TV or given the go ahead to just be themselves when representing our government to the world. The pandering to women needs to stop it’s just another PC way that says the left is right in that women have been so mistreated we now can’t expect anything from them that even resembles professionalism because it’s to sexist.

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    • sha44ss says:

      Then she’ll look like McCarthy playing Spicer. She doesn’t need to do anything, Let Sarah be Sarah….seems whatever she did worked for her & Trump!

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  11. 22CatsInTN says:

    I tried, but I simply cannot listen to these people. I think Sara did an admirable job and seems in command of her responses so far as I listened, which was about 3 questions in. They just are SUCH robots. They CANNOT frame an intelligent, on point question. When that female reporter (no clue who she is) about 3 questions in started repeating over and over and kept asking can the President guarantee, I was outta there. Cannot take insufferable, agenda driven, moon bat, ridiculous stupidity masquerading as a question. Deliver me from fools and tools.

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    • Running Fast says:

      Same here. Shocking to see all the empty seats. That is what winning looks like! It means the attack Trump narrative is dying.

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      • JC says:

        I think they’re tired from the full week President Trump engineers every week, Running, and they book it outta DC as fast as they can on Fridays.

        Btw, love it when big-ol’-head Major Garrett, time-hog April Ryan and the insufferable Jim Acosta are absent, as they were today. (That may be Acosta sitting to the side, but at least we didn’t have to listen to his belligerent questions/accusations today.)

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        • SteveInCO says:

          Acosta should have been shown the door long ago. Tell his “news” network to send someone else in his place for about a month, then he can come back as long as he behaves with a maturity level above 10 years old.

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      • shallbe4 says:

        Running Fast I certainly hope so. Its time the media accepted our President.

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  12. NoOneButTrump says:

    I think all of the commenters who are focusing on her outward appearance rather than the substance of her performing her duties need to step back and ask yourselves what is wrong. The answer has nothing to do with Sarah.

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    • 22CatsInTN says:

      Maybe you’re right. Or maybe you are not as old as some of us who remember when EVERYONE in the public eye dressed professionally.

      I’m in my 60’s and my first thought when she walked out was, “Wow. She looks like a school girl.” And I didn’t mean it as a catty statement. I meant it exactly that way. To my eye, she did not look professional; she looked like a child to me, at least insofar as how she dressed.

      She is at a White House press conference addressing national media. IMHO that requires a certain decorum and respect for the position that was lacking. That is all.

      It is also one of the reasons I do not watch TV–most females dress like streetwalkers rather than professional women. You cannot demand respect and equality when you do not have the presence of mind to treat yourself and your audience that way in your presentation. JMHOFWIW.

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      • annieoakley says:

        That must be my problem. I am in my 60’s too. Cover those arms.

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      • Indimex says:

        It’s not generational. People are just too quick to take up an offense on someone else’s behalf. I think most of us agree that she did a fantastic job today. That said, my first response upon seeing her walk out, was, “Wrong dress.” As a former Nordstrom saleswoman, I would not have sold her that dress, unless she was buying it to go on a beach holiday. And then, only if she insisted. That color is DISTRACTING, and is best used for accessories. She’s a beautiful woman. There are more suitable, colors and styles, that would have been more flattering.

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        • 22CatsInTN says:

          I guess I made it generational since it seems to me it’s been two generations since we’ve seen women dress appropriately. I’ve worked in professional business environments since I was 18. You HAD to dress correctly or else. Nowadays, it seems like a lost art. Again, that’s just my observation.

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          • Benson II says:

            I agree and I think a lot of it has to do with leftist indoctrination. Women have been told it’s sexist to expect them to dress professionally like men do. Younger women especially have accepted that. If looking professional and business like wasn’t important why don’t the men all wear Hawaiian shirts over khakis to meet in board rooms and conduct foreign policy meetings. Dressing professionally gives a seriousness to the occupation or business your going about. Leftist indoctrination has turned an acceptable practice because of it’s effect on what your doing into some kind of nonsensical revolt against being viewed as serious. That’s why any criticism about Sarah’s attire was viewed as an assault against her and the job she did when that was not the case. The women’s lib movement has not freed women as much as it’s imprisoned them into another supposedly better way of doing things. It’s also turned them into either bullies or flagrant violators of tried and true methods of how appearance is important to what your trying to accomplish.

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        • Shadrach says:

          You know, after watching the whole thing and looking at the dichotomy between the dress and the person in it, I suspect the “distraction” was the point. Kinda like when someone says, “look squirrel.”

          Well, I like her. I like her dad too, and that apple didn’t fall far from the tree 🙂

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      • law4lifeblog says:

        What’s worse, 2cats, is that she looked like a PREGNANT schoolgirl. I’m almost 59 myself, and she needed to step up the appearance several notches today. BTW, I can appreciate her substance and still point out ways she could have upped her credibility even more…..we can walk and chew gum at the same time, and so can she.

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  13. amber says:

    Sara did good.She was pleasant but firm. I like her delivery much better than Sean’s

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    • deanbrh says:

      Sean reads to the press what they could read for themselves on the white House web site, verbatim, which is why he reads it fast. iI he stopped reading that, he would have to start a discussion, instead of starting with letting them ask questions. I wish for more latitude here for Sean…the press has been out to get him since day 1. Sara didn’t have the Trump stigma from early-on and, absent April, Major and Acosta, how bad is any day, really?

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  14. paulraven1 says:

    Here’s where I think we go wrong in these confrontations, indeed where we get the entire dynamic between us and the media wrong:

    A reporter asks her something like, “do you think there is a danger that with the president’s rhetoric about illegal immigration…” (you know where the rest of this BS is going).

    Saunders launches into an elaborate semi-defense.

    But what she should have said is, “what rhetoric? Please give me an example.”

    I guarantee you the reporter would stumble and stutter and then temporize by asserting, “you know, all the rhetoric and immigrant bashing…”

    “If you want me to respond in an intelligent way you’ll have to give me an example. What specifically has the President said that you would constitute as “dangerous?”

    The point is, put THEM on the defensive. Stop accepting their questions as legitimate. Stop accepting THEM as legitimate.

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    • Indimex says:

      Yes!

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    • Oldschool says:

      Exactly paul! Turn it back on them. Sean had me screaming at the TV with his slides of the boder wall and that one reporter kept questioning over and over again about wall/fence/levee. I am positive the reporter’s point was that it was not entirely wall. Of course he wasn’t actually saying that. Sean should just have said “exactly what is your point?” Shut them up already!

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    • JC says:

      Great point, Paul. So many of these dolts work their assumptions and accusations into the poorly-disguised questions. Don’t fall for it, Sean & Sarah.

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  15. Indimex says:

    Haha! “I’m a little bit country! . . . ” 💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽
    She remind anyone else of Marie Osmond?
    Great job, Sarah!

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  16. indiana08 says:

    This has nothing to do with the job she did (which was great, loved her opening statement)….the color of her dress is gorgeous! I love that color!

    Liked by 2 people

  17. fedback says:

    Sarah did great.
    However it would have been fine if she had said 200,000 new jobs instead of 2000…
    Knew she would do well, she is Huckabee’s daughter after all

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  18. Publius Jenkem says:

    Sarah did a professional job and demonstrated command of the issues and was cool when the libtard press tried gotcha questions with her. What a talented bright woman. She did a terrific job in filling in for Spiceman. Can our POTUS pick ’em or what? Proud Papa, as he should be. #MAGA

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  19. NewNonna!! says:

    Wow!!! On two accounts…
    1- I think Ms Huckerbee Sanders is a beautiful, profession, seemingly very competent woman. I appreciate President Trump’s smart choice in putting her in her position on his staff. And although the bubble gum colored dress was a bit of a shock when she first appears, as she spoke and the press conference went on, I didn’t even notice it. I, for one, enjoyed seeing a respectable, clean cut, not overly made up, not size 0, ‘real’ woman do such a fantastic job. You go, Sarah!! You are a FANTASTIC example of what a real WOMAN looks and acts like.

    2- Considering that yesterday was such a White House news heavy day, that Brady press room was truly lacking reporters. Have they nothing to say? What does their absence mean?! I know they haven’t given up. But wow!!! It was quite noticeable, their lack of presence. Perhaps they have nothing to b**ch about regarding yesterday’s successful day for Our President and so they couldn’t bring themselves to show up. Yea, I believe that’s it! Goobers.

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  20. Pam says:

    Speaking of the earlier tweet above. Oh my, I love this man!

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  21. MW says:

    Wow, she is pretty in pink, and FIERCE! Love her. And I’ve been listening for like two minutes, haha!!!

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  22. nimrodman says:

    That collar, tho

    I’d wager Ms Huckabee owns a bedazzler
    Hey, maybe it was a gift from her kids

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  23. Kaco says:

    I really enjoyed listening to her, she didn’t take any crap from them! She had great control and command of the room.

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  24. andi lee says:

    Sarah Sanders is a natural. Not intended, or meant, to take anything away from Press Secretary Spicer. Different.

    I notice zero animosity from the peanut gallery. Hm. Why?

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  25. i'm just sayin'.. says:

    In Sean’s first presser there was much hand wringing about his ill fitting suit….
    I really liked Sarah’s jibe at Politico and those who use them as a source. Huckabee southern sarc comes very naturally.

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  26. Charlie says:

    Hey fashionista’s! Lawyer, Nordstom sales person, fuddy duddies, et al she is someone’s daughter, wife and mother. Sit in judgement with catty remarks makes you look “little”.
    Sad!

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  27. MrE says:

    Sarah was fantastic. You could really see how her dad’s wit has rubbed off on her. 🙂

    Are the media really so stupid that they think we care about the WH position on the Maryland rape case, when Obama HIMSELF talked about who could have been his sons? Just wow.

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  28. Donna in Oregon says:

    Most Americans have no idea who is in the White House Press Pool. That’s because they are the dregs of journalism.

    It is obvious what the Trump admin. thinks about them. Talk fast, dress down, waste of time.

    I look forward to President Trump moving them across the street, charging them rent for the space and kicking them all off Air Force One (on the taxpayers backs). All MSM outlets should fly themselves to POTUS locations. In couch, (no first class, peanuts only section) on Delta, United or any abusive airline available.

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  29. Sarah is a Natural.
    I’ve read through the comments, twice and the full post three times.
    Something just kept pecking at me so I couldn’t sleep.
    In my mind, I went over and over the theme of the comments….finally….
    She’s a natural; she has a natural talent. Just as if she were naturally talented in drama, or voice or piano.
    The clothes and arm tone really do not matter because she is a natural. Everything else is just window dressing.
    Sarah is a very talented, articulate, savvy, and thought provoking person. I’m very impressed; since it is very rare in presidential politics that this type of person would be thrust onto a world stage in this manner and at this point in a president’s first term of office.
    Again, Pres. Trump demonstrates his ability to lead and win.

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    • QuestGirl says:

      Sarah did an excellent job. She threw their jabs right back in their depraved faces without missing a beat. I am rather amazed and appalled the thread took such an seemingly intended direction over Sarah’s “appearance”.

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