Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders Briefs The Media…

White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders conducts a press briefing for media on July 11th 2017. Audio and Transcript below:

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[Transcript] 2:26 P.M. EDT – MS. SANDERS: Good afternoon. Before I get into the issues of today and take your questions, I first want to take a minute to acknowledge the 16 servicemen and women who lost their lives yesterday in a crash of a Marine Corps transport plane in Mississippi. As of now, the investigation into the details of the crash is still ongoing, but as the President said this morning, this is a truly heartbreaking incident. The thoughts and prayers of the entire administration are with the friends and families of the Marines who died in this tragic accident.

Yesterday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a report showing that half of the insurers who initially offered plans on the Obamacare exchanges have already fled the markets. I know that similar reports and announcements like these are coming out literally every day, but each of these announcements further reveal the failure of Obamacare.

For the millions of American families and individuals caught in the fallout of Obamacare’s collapse, these reports come as no surprise. They have been suffering the consequences of this failed law firsthand for far too long, and it’s time for Senate Republicans to step up and fulfill the promise they made to those Americans by repealing and replacing it.

Tomorrow, the Vice President will meet with another group of companies and individuals who have been harmed by Obamacare in Kentucky, continuing the nationwide travel he’s been doing throughout this entire repeal and replace process.

The President is determined to sign a bill that restores choice to the American people as soon as possible. Of course, while Republicans are working around the clock — and as Senator McConnell just announced, well into August — to address some of our biggest legislative priorities, and as Marc and I both told you yesterday, Democrats are looking to set a record for pointless and dangerous obstruction.

I know Marc went through some of the numbers with you yesterday but there are just a few that I find truly astounding and would like to reiterate. While more than 90 percent of the previous administration’s nominations were confirmed by a simple voice vote, Democrats in the Senate have allowed only approximately 10 percent of President Trump’s nominees to be voted on in that way.

As I mentioned, we’re coming up on the August recess of President Trump’s first term, by which point the Senate has confirmed 69 percent of President Obama’s nominations. Less than a month out from that same point, the Senate has confirmed only approximately 23 percent of President Trump’s nominees.

These numbers show the Democrats’ true colors. They’re willing to play political games with the safety and security of the American economy and the American people, rather than work with this administration to solve the serious problems our nation faces. It’s shameful that they are shirking the responsibility of the American people to put them in office to carry out — to protect and promote our nation and its citizens. It’s well past time that Senate Democrats stop this unprecedented obstruction.

And with that, I will take your questions. Kevin.

♦ Q Thanks, Sarah. At what point did the President discuss with Donald Trump, Jr. that meeting? Have you had a chance to get a sense of what he feels about this entire story as it continues to unfold? What’s your sense on that? And then a follow-up?

MS. SANDERS: I’ve got a quick statement that I will read from the President: “My son is a high-quality person and I applaud his transparency.”

And beyond that, I’m going to have to refer everything on this matter to Don Jr.’s counsel and outside counsel, and won’t have anything else to add beyond that today.

♦ Q That’s your words, at the end?

MS. SANDERS: Yeah, the end, I’m sorry.

♦ Q And if I could follow up really quickly about the accident. How soon afterward did the President learn about what happened? What was the tick-tock, in terms of that? Did he get immediate word or did it sort of go through a certain chain of events?

MS. SANDERS: I’m not sure on the exact process. I’ll have to check. I know he was aware of the situation, briefed on the situation, and continued to get updates on it. But I don’t know the exact tick-tock so I’ll have to circle back with you on that, Kevin.

Jill.

♦ Q Sarah, given these emails, you had somebody who was identified as a Russian government lawyer; Don Jr. agreeing to meet with him, being told in those emails that the Russian government was trying to help the President win the election. Do you stand by a statement you made yesterday when you said that “Our position is that no one within the Trump campaign colluded in order to influence the election”?

MS. SANDERS: I do. And again, I don’t have — beyond the statements yesterday and what I read today, I don’t have anything else to add, Jill.

♦ Q And when was the last time the two of them spoke, Don Jr. and the President?

MS. SANDERS: I’m sorry?

♦ Q Do you know the last time the President spoke with Don Jr.?

MS. SANDERS: I don’t.

Matthew.

♦ Q Thanks. So the White House hasn’t disputed any of the following, which is that the President’s son, campaign chairman, and son-in-law had this meeting with the express purpose of receiving damaging information about Hillary Clinton and with knowledge of the Russian government supporting Trump’s campaign. How is that not collusion?

MS. SANDERS: Once again, I know you guys are going to get tired of it today — and not to sound like a broken record — but on all questions related to this matter, I would refer you to Don Jr.’s counsel and outside counsel.

♦ Q But you’re not disputing any of the facts?

MS. SANDERS: I’m simply referring you to people that can answer that question, Matthew.

Alex.

♦ Q Sarah, in January the President said that nobody in his campaign had been in touch with the Russians, and the White House stood by that statement. Was the President misled or was he not truthful?

MS. SANDERS: Once again, to repeat myself, I’m going to refer you to the outside counsel, and I don’t have anything else to add.

♦ Q Sarah, can we ask you, why weren’t you interested in answering the question yesterday, and why the President is not answering the questions himself either through you or directly today? What changed between yesterday and today?

MS. SANDERS: Look, the President gave a statement on the matter, which I read to you. And like I’ve said, I don’t have anything else to add beyond that.

♦ Q Is the President still of a mind that he would like the investigation under the special counsel and committees on Capitol Hill to work as expeditiously as possible, and he wants to cooperate, and wants his family members and his top aides here at the White House to cooperate?

MS. SANDERS: Absolutely. That’s never changed since day one. We’d love to get this matter closed and focus on the big priorities of the American people.

♦ Q So, Sarah, let me follow up. So by not answering the questions directly himself, or through you, is that in his mind expediting the investigation or is it blocking the investigation?

MS. SANDERS: I’m not going to get into the back-and-forth on that.

Maggie.

♦ Q Sarah, when the White House says there was no collusion, what does the White House mean? What is the definition of collusion?

MS. SANDERS: Again, I’ve said all that we’re going to say on that matter. And anything further, you guys are going to have to reach out to outside counsel.

April.

♦ Q Sarah, the words “collusion” have been used, other words have been used, “obstruction of justice.” They’re saying now that’s not even half of it. It could be treason or perjury. What does the White House have to say? There are new terms brought into this; new serious — more serious terms brought into this.

MS. SANDERS: I don’t know how many times we’ll have to address this.

♦ Q I’m not asking about Don Jr. I’m asking about these words being brought into this equation that you want — this White House wants this whole investigation to be gone. There are new words now brought in.

MS. SANDERS: I think those new words are ridiculous.

Zeke.

♦ Q Thanks, Sarah. I have two questions for you. First, asking specifically about actions taken by White House staff in the last 72 hours —

MS. SANDERS: I’m sorry, White House what?

♦ Q By White House staff recently, to something that should not require you deferring to special counsel. Can you talk about who inside the White House has been involved in your response on this? Has the President been kept in the loop, the Chief of Staff and others in the administration? Are you looking into potential communications by others on the White House staff in regards to this matter or similar matters?

MS. SANDERS: All of the appropriate parties have been part of that conversation and part of that discussion.

♦ Q Jared Kushner has apparently forwarded this same email. Is he still — is his security clearance still valid right now?

MS. SANDERS: As always, we’ve never discussed the security clearances.

♦ Q And, Sarah, just one more. Yesterday you said you’d check back to us on the status of how the President views the U.S.-Russia relationship. So can you update us? Is Russia a friend or foe?

MS. SANDERS: Again, I haven’t had a chance to have that direct conversation. I’ve been a little preoccupied with other things, but I certainly will check on that, Zeke.

Major.

♦ Q A policy question on Afghanistan and then something about the statement you just read. So has the President, through H.R. McMaster, notified the Pentagon that he is reasserting the cap of 3,900 additional troops to Afghanistan? Initially, it was reported that he had given the Pentagon, General Mattis, authority to increase the troop numbers in accordance with the strategy. It’s now subsequently been reported that memos from H.R. McMaster said it’s now limited at 3,900 and no more troops, regardless of the strategy. Can you tell us if that’s true?

MS. SANDERS: I’m not aware of that specific memo, but I will check into the details of that and circle back.

♦ Q Can you tell us how seriously the President considered the idea of using private contractors to augment U.S. personnel on the ground in Afghanistan as opposed to U.S. military personnel?

MS. SANDERS: I know that we feel it’s important to get input from all perspectives, and all of the right people were part of that process throughout, in any conversation. Look, we’ve used contractors extensively over the last 16 years. Currently, there are tens of thousands of contractors that are bravely serving alongside a lot of the U.S. military and coalition forces. And we’re finalizing the review fully of the Afghanistan policy, and it only makes sense to consult those leaders in the field, as well. And that’s simply just part of the review process.

♦ Q When you say the right people, does that include Erik Prince?

MS. SANDERS: I’m sorry, I meant from our inside, internally — all of the right people would be part of that process in terms of national security team.

♦ Q Can you confirm if Erik Prince part of the conversations about the contract?

MS. SANDERS: I can’t but — I cannot at this time, but I’ll check and let you know.

♦ Q All right. And on the President’s statement — because you can talk about that, I would assume, since you read it to us — what transparency is the President applauding?

MS. SANDERS: I believe the willingness on behalf of everyone within the administration or anything beyond that —

♦ Q But it’s about Don Jr., right?

MS. SANDERS: I’m sorry. On any —

♦ Q The statement is about Don Jr.

MS. SANDERS: I know. I’m trying to finish my sentence, Major. And anyone beyond that that might be asked questions, the willingness to do so and to be fully transparent and open and answer any questions through the correct process, whether that is through the special counsel or anything beyond that.

Peter.

♦ Q Sarah, is the President aware, as he speaks about the transparency of his son, that he only released those emails after being informed that The New York Times was about to publish them?

MS. SANDERS: I’m not sure, Peter. I’d have to check.

♦ Q Let me ask you more broadly about what we spoke about yesterday on the topic of appropriateness in terms of campaigns. Explain to Americans, who are asking this question today, why it’s appropriate for a presidential campaign to accept a meeting with a Russian national after being promised high-level and sensitive information presented as part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump. Explain to Americans why that would be appropriate.

MS. SANDERS: Again, I’m not going to get into the details of anything surrounding this, and would refer you to Don Jr.’s outside counsel.

♦ Q Do you stand by your statement that it was —

MS. SANDERS: I stand — as I mentioned earlier, I stand by everything I said yesterday.

Steven.

♦ Q The Vice President, through his spokesman, said today that Mr. Pence is not focused on stories about the campaign, particularly stories about the time before he joined the ticket. That’s been taken by many people in this town to suggest that there is a distance between the President and the Vice President on this. Is there such a distance?

MS. SANDERS: Not at all. There’s absolutely no distance between the President and the Vice President.

♦ Q Do you know if the President has spoken to the Vice President about this?

MS. SANDERS: I don’t know if they’ve spoken directly about this, but I know they’ve spoken today.

♦ Q One more question. There are lots of people who would like to know why this briefing was off-camera today. Do you have a rationale for it?

MS. SANDERS: As we’ve said many times before, I believe Sean stated back in December, we’re always looking at different approaches and different ways to communicate the President’s message and talk about the agenda. This is one of the many ways we choose to do that.

Justin.

♦ Q I’m going to take two bites out of this apple as well. The first is with the stock market.

MS. SANDERS: Let’s not break precedent.

♦ Q The stock market sharply declined today on the release of the emails by Don Jr. And so I’m wondering if you’re concerned that these revelations are going to impact the U.S. economy and if you want to offer any assurances to investors that see this news and they’re obviously responding.

MS. SANDERS: Look, the President, as he has been, not just since assuming office but throughout the campaign, is focused on doing everything he can to strengthen and grow our economy, and that certainly hasn’t changed today nor will it at any point that he’s President, Justin.

♦ Q And then, to go back to the statement that you read, the President says that he applauds Don Jr.’s transparency. I’m wondering if you guys would (inaudible) now that he’s disclosed any other meetings that happened between Russian nationals and members of the Trump campaign towards that transparency.

MS. SANDERS: There’s nothing that I’m aware of at this time.

♦ Q Yesterday, you compared the meeting to Hillary Clinton’s campaign coordination with Ukraine. Do you feel like coordinating with any — all countries in the world are pretty much the same? That there’s no difference between Ukraine or Russia or any other country?

MS. SANDERS: I think it would depend on the nature. I mean, I can’t speak about theoretical or hypothetical situations?

♦ Q Okay. Well, just take Ukraine and Russia. Do you feel that they’re equivalent?

MS. SANDERS: In what way? They’re very different countries. I’m not going to put them on an equivalent playing field across the board on any matter that could possibly come up.

♦ Q Do you consider them both allies, partners of the United States, or adversaries? I mean, in what way are they similar? Because you compared them yesterday.

MS. SANDERS: I was talking about the process, not the two countries. I was talking about the process that had been gone through by both sides. And that’s all — the point I was making.

♦ Q Okay, but I thought you were saying if it was okay for Hillary to coordinate with Ukraine, then it should be okay — or to meet with Ukraine about possible information that might be relevant on the campaign, it would be equally okay to meet with Russians about information they may have.

MS. SANDERS: I was talking about simply the process and nothing beyond that.

♦ Q You still think it was okay — put aside the issue of collusion. Is it appropriate to meet with Russians about information they might have during that campaign?

MS. SANDERS: As I said earlier, I stand by the comments I made yesterday.

♦ Q Thanks, Sarah. Two quick questions for you. Have you spoken with the President in the past 24 hours?

MS. SANDERS: Yes.

♦ Q What was his general reaction to story? Without getting into an official White House response to some of the questions earlier, did you speak with him about this story?

MS. SANDERS: I think that the President is, I would say, frustrated with the process of the fact that this continues to be an issue. And he would love for us to be focused on things, like Justin mentioned, the economy, on healthcare, on tax reform, on infrastructure. And that’s the place that his mind is, and that’s what he’d like to be discussing.

John Gizzi.

♦ Q Thank you, Sarah. I have two questions as well. Senator Rubio said this morning that the entire matter involving Donald Trump, Jr. is, and I quote, “Mueller territory.” In other words, it should be left solely up to the special prosecutor. What’s the White House reaction to that?

MS. SANDERS: Again, I would refer you to the outside special counsel, and I think that’s something that they could work on together.

♦ Q So you have no reaction to what Senator Rubio said?

MS. SANDERS: No I don’t, John.

♦ Q My other question is about personnel. The President has — and you pointed this out yesterday in the form you handed out — numerous judicial vacancies to fill, including four on the controversial 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. In an effort to speed this up, will the administration waive the blue slip process from senators or the opinion of the American Bar Association?

MS. SANDERS: I don’t know if those conversations have taken place about whether or not to waive that if it were to expedite, but I’ll be happy to check into it for you.

Olivier.

♦ Q Thanks. I have three, but I’ll try to be quick.

MS. SANDERS: Three?

♦ Q Secretary Mattis said a month ago that you guys would be rolling out the new Afghanistan strategy by mid-July. Does that still hold?

MS. SANDERS: I know that the plan is to roll that out after there’s been a full review process. I don’t have anything beyond that at this point. I know they’d like to do that soon.

♦ Q Okay. Be that as it may, what role does the President see for himself in terms of explaining the strategy to the American people? Does he plan a primetime address, does he plan a press conference, does he plan a national tour? How implicated do you think he will be in selling the new strategy to the public?

MS. SANDERS: I think those things will be determined once the new strategy is finalized.

♦ Q Last one. Whose decision was it to provide relatively limited answers today to the Don Jr. question? Is it a lawyer, or did White House Counsel instruct you not to do this? Is it a communications decision? Who made that decision?

MS. SANDERS: As I told Zeke earlier, all the appropriate parties were part of the conversation and that decision was made internally.

Jordan.

♦ Q Thanks, Sarah. The administration missed its deadline to make a decision on steel tariffs. Can you give us an update on where that decision stands? Can we expect a decision this week?

MS. SANDERS: The report and any recommendations within that report are going through normal interagency review process, and as soon as that’s completed that will be released. Hopefully in short order.

♦ Q Sarah, is there a reason that the deadline wasn’t met?

MS. SANDERS: It was a self-imposed deadline and they’re working to get it through the final review process as quickly as possible.

John.

♦ Q Thanks a lot, Sarah. In the conversation that you had with the President, did he give an indication to you that these stories that we see come out day after day, in The New York Times specifically, are in any way self-inflicted? After all, it’s the meeting that Don Jr. had with this Russian lawyer that has precipitated all of this.

MS. SANDERS: No. And I think the President has made it pretty clear his position on this entire process.

♦ Q When you have that conversation with the President, do you ask him — just so you can speak with us and inform us — do you say, what was the nature, from your understanding, Mr. President, about the conversation your son and these other two individuals had with this Russian lawyer?

MS. SANDERS: I didn’t have that type of conversation. The conversations I have — the goal is to get information that I can best communicate to you guys, whether it’s on healthcare or infrastructure or tax reform or any other matter. The way those conversations play out are going to vary from topic to topic.

Go ahead. Yes, ma’am.

♦ Q On sanctions, I wanted to ask: Is the White House suggesting or asking for new language to insert kind of a tweak to give the President the waivers — the national security waivers — that you’re seeking? Or is the White House wanting to see the bill cancelled all together and killed all together?

MS. SANDERS: As I said yesterday, the President is committed to maintaining the existing sanctions against Russia until Moscow reverses the aggressive actions against Ukraine that triggered the sanctions. And President Trump reaffirmed this position at the G20 last Friday. But this is more about foreign policy and having the flexibility to negotiate with other countries, and this includes working with allies and partners to present a united front to common foes. And we remain committed to working with Congress on those issues.

♦ Q Thank you.

♦ Q She called on — can you call on me next, Sarah?

MS. SANDERS: Sure.

♦ Q Thank you.

♦ Q With Mosul now in Iraqi hands, does the President have a strategy for the future of Iraq or U.S. involvement in Iraq?

MS. SANDERS: You know, those are continued conversations. And as we have announcements on it, we’ll let you guys know.

♦ Q Thanks, Sarah.

♦ Q I’m going to take this one.

MS. SANDERS: I promised I’d come to him.

♦ Q Is President Trump now aware of the Russian government effort to influence the campaign in his favor?

MS. SANDERS: I’m sorry?

♦ Q Is the President now aware of the Russian government effort to influence the campaign in his favor?

MS. SANDERS: Again, I’m not going to answer any questions on that matter.

♦ Q  And a follow-up on that. Yesterday, you were asked when the President learned of the Donald Jr. meeting, and your response was, “I believe in the last couple of days is my understanding.” Is there any reason that we should think that answer would change today? Have you learned anything new that would change your response there?

MS. SANDERS: No I haven’t. Thanks, guys, so much.

END – 2:48 P.M. EDT

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34 Responses to Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders Briefs The Media…

  1. straightstreet says:

    IMHO, she should have just stated her opening statements on obstructing demon crats then read President Trump’s statement about Don Jr. and walked out. The way the press acts is beyond ridiculous.

    Liked by 18 people

  2. 17CatsInTN says:

    I counted 25 questions around muh Donald Jr./muh Russia and 8 other questions. What a surprise. /s

    Liked by 14 people

  3. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    She did a great job dealing with the liars & thieves in the Press.

    Daily briefing could include a section titled “Muslims behaving badly.” ???

    https://www.weaselzippers.us/348260-muslim-mom-who-killed-her-infant-gets-probation/

    Liked by 4 people

  4. snaggletooths says:

    One thing about these press briefings it shows us once again how pathetic the media truly is.
    Sarah did very well.

    Liked by 14 people

    • Sylvia Avery says:

      I am awestruck at her patience and her ability to maintain her cool. I would start out that way, truly I would. But after about 5 minutes I would lose it totally and dive right from that podium into the grill of the annoying reporter and we’d be getting physical. I don’t know how she does it.

      Liked by 9 people

      • MVW says:

        I can’t understand why the press briefing doesn’t stick to policy and direct questions on non policy to other sources. Then if some idiot asks, give them a time out from press conferences for wasting our time.

        The consequence of not doing this is that these pressers are a waste of time. And I would like to have policy question answered.

        Please, please, please give policy questions their own press briefing. Please.

        Give Borris the Squirrel some other venue.

        Liked by 3 people

        • shannynae says:

          It frustrates me a little that there isn’t more tough love with them. More walking out of the room, more suggesting that until they choose to grow up and become professionals that all news briefings will be halted. What are they going to do….throw a tantrum? 😝

          Liked by 2 people

      • mikeyboo says:

        If only she had a water pistol or some insecticide spray that she could just give a squirt-at appropriate interludes-and with great flair and panache.

        Liked by 1 person

  5. Patriot1783 says:

    Press Secrerary should give a daily opening statement and simply end the press conference by leaving the room if no reporter can ask relevant questions.

    Liked by 14 people

  6. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    She did a great job today. Great job. And Team Trump deciding to push all Jr questions to the outside counsel was a very smart move.

    Liked by 8 people

  7. BillRiser says:

    She needs a card to hold up when the Russia question comes up. “All questions related to this matter, I would refer you to Don Jr.’s counsel and outside counsel” The MSM are suffering from psychosis they are beyond help and must be treated in a special way.

    Liked by 6 people

  8. rf121 says:

    Pay raise for Sarah.

    Liked by 4 people

  9. visage13 says:

    These people are insufferable. The whole stock market question was laughable; like Don Jr, can affect stock prices really?? They cannot be serious with that. She did briefly mention about the Senate staying in August, and no one followed up. Does that mean they are not going in recess? And Rubio, needs to shut up already. These people really think they are going to beat President Trump, when will they learn?

    Liked by 8 people

  10. janc1955 says:

    I suspect PDJT isn’t going to let this nonsense go on much longer. There are no “regular days” at the WH given the enemies aligned against him, so virtually every day is another day Sean or Sarah has to be fed to the wolves in these briefings. I just don’t think PTrump is going to allow it to continue indefinitely. It’s not in his nature.

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  11. carrierh says:

    Too bad the democrat/leftists are throwing around the world “collusion” without knowing the definition: Collusion is an agreement between two or more parties, sometimes illegal and therefore secretive, to limit open competition by deceiving, misleading, or defrauding others of their legal rights, or to obtain an objective forbidden by law typically by defrauding or gaining an unfair market advantage. It is an agreement among firms or individuals to divide a market, set prices, limit production or limit opportunities. It can involve “wage fixing, kickbacks, or misrepresenting the independence of the relationship between the colluding parties”. In legal terms, all acts effected by collusion are considered void. So, where is the collusion when a phony Russian attorney contacts Donald, Jr. with a false con of having information harmful to Hillary, and then when they spoke she told him she didn’t have any thing but wanted to talk to him about adoption of Russian children. Eve nSundance has been clear on this, let along all the emails Donald has tweeted. He is private person, did not work with our president on the candidacy run as he was running the business. Well, they can’t get Trump, so on to Eric, then Ivanka, now Donald, Jr., tried a bit on Barron, so I guess now they will go on to Tiffany. They are so desperate to be communists and take over America. Ain’t gonna happen but they are so crazed they can’t see anything clearly and need a check up from the neck up. Of course, we know the braindead/brainwashed will buy into the continuing lies but never say why aren’t the Congress people doing the job we voted then in to do. While we say why aren’t they tracking the 3 Clintons and Obama? Entertaining what the mentally disturbed continue to bring up and all without foundation. Ludicrous to the nth degree.

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  12. Sylvia Avery says:

    FTA:

    “Tomorrow, the Vice President will meet with another group of companies and individuals who have been harmed by Obamacare in Kentucky…”

    Watch out, Mitch! PDJT is coming for you!

    Liked by 5 people

    • MVW says:

      As I understand it, Mitch is delaying the Senate adjournment. I’ll wait and see.

      The only way to deal with the DhimmiRats is to nuke’em, get business done, appointments made, then go home.

      Liked by 4 people

  13. Sylvia Avery says:

    With all the talk about how the Dims are slow walking confirmations, do you suppose President Trump will do a whole slew of recess appointments?

    Liked by 2 people

  14. Mike says:

    I searched the transcript of her brief for the word “Russia.” “Russia” and “Russian” showed up 19 times. This is truly insane.

    Liked by 2 people

  15. dalethorn says:

    Seems like whenever a common question about Russia comes up, the host should say “that’s already been answered” and move on. Spicer was pretty good at that.

    Liked by 3 people

  16. John Matrix says:

    What vile, ugly, creatures!
    The press, as demonstrated here serve no useful purpose to the American public. None.
    Thank god our President has the strength that he does. The tactics used for years do not work against President Trump. It really must be driving the press insane. Just think how they collectively destroyed Trent Lott over innocuous birthday wishes. There was no amount of groveling Lott could perform that would satisfied them.
    We are so blessed to have a warrior like Donald Trump. Cyberdyne series T-800, Trump model!

    Liked by 1 person

  17. ThingsWeTakeForGranted says:

    I would like to see Sarah ask them questions. The reporter asks 2 questions and Sarah asks that same reporter 2 questions. If his are about whatever hype MSM is trying to push, hers can be worded to push information on the President’s agenda. Like, “Did you know …..” It will create the sound bites they must need with Presidential talking points. Some will be used, IMO.

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  18. G. Combs says:

    Time to change the format.
    1. The press will mind their manners. Raise a hand to be called on and no shouting out questions, pushing shoving or other disorderly conduct.

    2. 50% friendly press and 50% fake news. The friendly press is to include OANN,Right Side Broadcasting (RSBN) blogs, small town news organizations via skype if needed.

    3. Questions are to be ON TOPIC for the 1st 3/4 of the conference.

    4. General questions at the end.

    5. NO REPEAT QUESTIONS and that includes questions asked the day before.

    6. One warning. 2nd warning no questions will be taken from that business the next day. Third warning and you get tossed out for a week. Fourth warning is a permanent BAN.

    Like

  19. Bendix says:

    I like this woman.
    The part about the American Servicemen and women, I heard that story first on my local news, because they were stationed in New York.
    What made me sad about it, aside from the tragic loss of life, is that this illustrates what I’ve known for a long time, we can’t do anything right anymore.

    Like

  20. mikeyboo says:

    For those of us old enough to remember “Gun Smoke”, Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ facial expression at these press conferences looks an awful lot like matt Dillon when he confronted the bad guys. Go git ’em Sarah!

    Like

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