Trump threatens to cancel briefings; Spicer back at podium
Trump threatens to cancel briefings; Spicer back at podium
14 May, 2017, 04:16
Sean Spicer at the 139th Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House April 17, 2017 in Washington, DC.
Few moments from the ongoing fallout surrounding Donald Trump's abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey offered more comic relief this week than press secretary Sean Spicer's reported haphazard attempt to give reporters the slip on the White House grounds by hiding "among" the bushes.
Trump then defended both deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders as "a lovely young woman", who had substituted for Spicer during the briefings on Wednesday and Thursday, when he was serving duty with the Navy Reserve, and calling Spicer "a wonderful human being" and "a nice man".
"No, I don't believe, I don't know how that sequence went - I don't know", he said.
Wednesday: "People in the Justice Department made a very strong recommendation, the president followed it and he made a quick and decisive action to fire James Comey".
On Friday morning, as President Trump faced withering scrutiny for his decision to fire the FBI director while his campaign is under FBI investigation, Trump took to Twitter to reiterate the talking point he deploys whenever the topic of his campaign's possible collusion with Russian Federation comes up.
According to Johnson, Spicer claimed to reporters that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had launched a probe of Comey completely independently and that Trump had been unaware of its existence until Tuesday. But as Democrats and Republicans began to increasingly question Mr Trump's decision, Mr Spicer and two prominent spokeswomen hurried to defend the president on TV.
After Spicer spent several minutes hidden in the bushes behind these sets, Janet Montesi, an executive assistant in the press office, emerged and told reporters that Spicer would answer some questions, as long as he was not filmed doing so.
It's all very amusing, but at the same time, this is the press secretary giving non-answers to a huge decision made by the president, only in the dark.and only after hiding behind two hedges. Later, however, they said that President Trump had planned to fire Mr Comey regardless.
"Then during a phone call he said it, and then during another phone call he said it", Mr Trump elaborated.
It is unclear what "tapes" Trump is referring to.
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