The White House press corps vented frustration Monday with press secretary Sean Spicer for conducting off-camera briefings in place of the usual publicly broadcast briefings. Spicer conducted an off-camera briefing with reporters on Monday in which the press was told it could not film or broadcast audio of the proceedings. Spicer conducted the last on-camera briefing last Monday. “The White House press secretary is getting to a point where he’s just kind of useless,” CNN White House reporter Jim Acosta said after the briefing. “If they’re getting to this point where he’s not going to answer questions or go on
Comments: Abuse it, you lose it.
And wouldn’t you know it, snotty Jim Acosta leading the rant. Jim, Sean Spicer isn’t the useless one.
Why do they care about the format if they are just going to make stuff up? Every day, the byline is, Trump is going to be impeached for _________ (Fill in the Blank) Sources close to the White House said __________ (Fill in the Blank) Why don´t the low level, low life democrats call their favorite reporter directly and tell him what they want him to say?
Next step...move the Press out of the White House to another Government building. When the White House has something to say they can send their Press Secretary to the Press room (wherever it may be)! I can see that the Reporters are up in arms because suddenly their face time on TV is gone! They might actually have to work to get their news! I love it!
I still think a daily press handout would be all that is necessary. To hell with all of those lying leftist propagandists.
There are about 10 of them that I will read and take as facts. Byron York, Molly Hemmingway, Paul Bedard, Howie Carr, Steve Dinan, Michael Barone, and a few others that I can´t think of at this moment.
Many sources should be just cut off. NYT, CNN and WashComPost should get no press credentials, since they are no longer news organizations but Anti-Trump propaganda outlets to the exclusion of all truth.
There must be some dank, drab fedgov building somewhere in Alaska that would make a great site for a briefing room. Some place they must hike and rappel too that is open to the elements so the Madcow Media could interface with Gaiia´s creatures on an equal footing.
Acosta is a loudmouth, arrogant, disrespectful POS who apparently thinks he and the rest of the WH press corps should be catered to and only they should be allowed to provide information to the American people. This country would be better off without Acosta and CNN not to mention a few others.
This is an "in your face" to a completely worthless, phony, fake "so called" new organization. I hope they stop live news briefings all together and just gives you a list of all the things Trump is doing for the good of the American people.
We’ll see. The red dragon has a tendency to say one thing publicly and manipulate another thing privately. However, the baseline for China to take the role of Big Panda is the reception of Secretary Rex Tillerson’s “Four No” remarks on North Korea during his State Department briefing. TILLERSON”S FOUR NO’S: The United States does not seek *regime change, *the collapse of the regime, *an accelerated reunification of the peninsula or *an excuse to send the U.S. military into North Korea. So long as the ‘four-no’s’ remain visible and discussed in the international dialogue, the options for China are to comply or
Following his reelection victory in 2012 President Obama removed the bidding process from section 8 housing; instead Obama’s HUD initiated grants to their hand-selected organizations. After years of lost lawsuits the HUD bidding process is set to return.WASHINGTON DC – […] Section 8 housing is a federal program that pays rental assistance to landlords to help low-income people acquire affordable housing. Because HUD had problems administering the program, in 1995 it started to contract out the management of Section 8 housing units through a competitive bidding process. However, in March of 2012, HUD suddenly shifted away from the competitive bidding
The useful pawns continue their efforts to take out President Trump’s National Security Adviser HR McMaster. But what they don’t realize, and the professional liberal activists do, is that ultimately the only person they are going to remove is strategist Steve Bannon. The same Battered Conservatives that stood for an ovation to House Speaker Paul Ryan (CPAC 2015) two months after passing Omnibus; the same Battered Conservatives who failed to see the inherent risk created by General Mike Flynn in November 2016; are now rushing to create a binary choice between Steve Bannon and HR McMaster in the White House.
A shocking event has occurred in the meandering psychodrama of America’s relationship with North Korea: the world’s great powers have unanimously voted to intensify sanctions against the Hermit Kingdom, as Kim Jong-un continues to push his nuclear weapons program. The United Nations Security Council—which includes North Korea’s two biggest benefactors, China and Russia—seems to finally agree that Pyongyang’s behavior is unacceptable. This is a major diplomatic victory for the Trump Administration. The president should not squander this moment. First, let’s take a quick moment to see how we got here. Fact is, we’ve been here before. In 1994, the Clinton Administration concluded
From “fake news” to “real news.” One of President Donald Trump’s faithful followers has found a new outlet to praise his efforts as Kayleigh McEnany, who just left CNN, jumped back in front of the camera Sunday to offer Trump’s “news of the week.” “President Trump has clearly steered the economy back in the right direction,” she boasted on his Facebook page. McEnany also touched on the Raise Act – a proposal to limit legal immigration – jobs numbers and the first Medal of Honor Trump handed out to Vietnam War veteran James McCloughan. Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump previously appeared in the weekly social
When Donald Trump stopped off in Minnesota the Sunday before the election, it raised eyebrows. No Republican had won the state since Richard Nixon in 1972. (Snip)Last year brought the latest reversal, with the GOP keeping control of the state house and retaking the state senate. More revealing was the closeness of the presidential race. The much-heralded DFL get-out-the-vote operation almost came up short in delivering the state for Hillary Clinton (who had lost there to Bernie Sanders in the primary/caucus season). Trump’s strong showing came in the rural and blue-collar exurban areas, which responded to his antiestablishment message, and
On Thursday, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) launched a 58-second digital ad targeting Democratic congressional candidates Bryan Caforio and Josh Harder in the California’s 25th and 10th Districts over their party’s support for a single-payer, government-run healthcare system. “Big government has destroyed the American healthcare system as we know it,” the narrator in the ad says. “But it gets worse: A new plan brought to you by the same Democrats who gave us Obamacare.” The words “European-style single-payer health care plan” are prominently displayed in the video. The ad closes by warning constituents, “Tell Nancy Pelosi and California Democrats,
President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration is already having a positive impact on American workers through increased wages in the construction industry. In a new report by Fox News, Texas construction companies admitted that Trump’s increased enforcement of immigration was forcing them to pay higher wages to U.S. construction workers. Fox News reported: “Half of the workers in construction in Texas are undocumented,” [Stan Marek, CEO of Marek Construction] said. “We do hear that there are a lot of undocumented workers that are leaving the state, going to other states that don’t have the anti-immigrant sentiment and many of them are going
Kayleigh McEnany [@kayleighmcenany] left her job as CNN contributor to take on a role for the Donald Trump campaign. From a production office in Trump Tower Ms. McEnany now will be a spokesperson for delivering news and information as it relates to President Trump. (Video)
There is a larger context concerning the recent controversies among the architects of Trump’s national security team and agenda, and the criticism of National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster. Recall first that the foreign policy of Barack Obama, Ben Rhodes, Susan Rice, and Hillary Clinton could be best termed “provocative appeasement,” and it logically led to the present tensions around the world. The approach combined the most unfortunate traits of carrying a twig while speaking loudly: vociferous remonstrations about human rights, occasional bombings, and drone-targeted assassinations, lots of sermonizing and faux red lines, deadlines, and step-over lines—all without either real consequences or
President Donald J Trump delivers the weekly address for August 4th, 2017. Touching on the immigration RAISE act and outlining the ongoing MAGAnomic growth. In the final analysis, the exceptional results from President Trump national economic policy platform, MAGAnomics, are, unfortunately, a risk to the professional political class who prefer, and have previously structured, multinational global economics as their baseline for controlled U.S. economic outcomes for three decades. President Trump succeeding in his America-First economic platform undermines the U.S. lobbying community, the Big Club, who pay politicians for control over the U.S. economy. However, if you follow the flow of
Nuance is important as tensions are very high. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) conference in Manila, Philippines. The primary topic on everyone’s mind is North Korea and the economic sanctions agreed upon yesterday as conveyed in the unanimous U.N. Security Council resolution. Specifically, all conference participants are familiar with the (generally non-discussed) historic activity of China where they agree to sanctions then become willfully blind to violations of those sanctions; and essentially enable the DPRK to increase hostility. During this visit U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is delivering a very severe message
California Democratic Representative Maxine Waters wouldn’t rule out the concept of an all-black political party when asked about it on Monday. Waters joined “The Breakfast Club” radio show on Monday morning and was asked if it was time for black people to form their own political party. “No, not at this point,” Waters said. “You have to show that you’re willing and you’re able to put the numbers together and exercise your influence.” “We still are not voting our influence yet,” she continued. “What we should do is organize our power, exercise our power, particularly in the Democratic Party because
Three-quarters of Americans do not trust President Trump, according to a new CNN poll published Monday night. Six months into his presidency, 38 percent of those polled said they approve of Trump´s performance, while 56 percent say they disapprove. Trump is also faring worse with his base, the poll showed. Among Republicans, his strong approval rating fell from 73 percent in February to 59 percent now. Among non-college educated white people, 35 percent of those polled strongly approve of Trump, down 12 points since February. The CNN poll was conducted by SSRS by telephone Aug. 3 through Aug. 6 among
The front page of the Saturday Metro section of The Washington Post offered breaking news on Christian attitudes. “Christians are far more likely than non-Christians to blame poverty on a lack of effort, a poll found.” This poll from the Post and the liberal Kaiser Family Foundation is three months old, taken from April 13 to May 1. This is not just a poll question; it’s begging for overgeneralization, with “the poor are mostly lazy” being judged by liberals as akin to “Muslims are mostly terrorists” or “Catholic priests are mostly child abusers.” As a citizen, I’d refuse to answer
Rep Maxine Waters (D-CA) has been getting quite a bit of attention lately for her strong opposition to President Trump and frequent calls for his impeachment. She called President Trump “the worst” president she’s ever seen in a recent interview with “The Breakfast Club” saying he “believes in nothing. I think he believes in nothing," Waters said. "I think that he cares about nothing. I think that he´s capable of doing outrageous things. I believe it is possible to impeach him,” she said. “How long is it going to take? I don´t know, but I give it to about December."
Malia Obama lost her iPhone at Lollapalooza in Chicago over the weekend. The former first daughter was spotted doing some wild dance moves at the music festival, and was captured on video jamming and rolling around on the floor with a friend while the Killers performed. Unfortunately, due to her energetic moves, Malia also lost her phone, and was later seen visiting a Chicago Apple Store with Secret Service agents in tow. A witness told us, “Malia came into the Apple Store to get her iPhone replaced, but things didn’t go exactly [as planned]. The Apple Store couldn’t immediately help
The Republican Party should have cut off Donald Trump’s “birther” movement in its infancy, an anti-Trump Republican senator said Sunday. Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona said he regrets that his fellow Republicans kept quiet years ago as Trump rallied his phony conspiracy theory that former President Barack Obama wasn’t born in the United States. “I wish that we, as a party, would have stood up...when the birtherism thing was going along,” Flake said on NBC News´ “Meet the Press.” “That was particularly ugly.” Flake also condemned his party for supporting Trump’s “lock her up” campaign rally chants about Hillary Clinton,
Hillary Clinton wants to preach. That’s what she told Bill Shillady, her long-time pastor, at a recent photo shoot for his new book about the daily devotionals he sent her during the 2016 campaign. Scattered bits of reporting suggest that ministry has always been a secret dream of the two-time presidential candidate: Last fall, the former Newsweek editor Kenneth Woodward revealed that Clinton told him in 1994 that she thought “all the time” about becoming an ordained Methodist minister. She asked him not to write about it, though: “It will make me seem much too pious.” The incident perfectly captures
The Department of Justice on Friday released 413 pages of emails related to a controversial private meeting between former President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch during the FBI’s investigation into then-presidential-candidate Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi emails. The FBI said earlier such records did not exist. This discharge of information is the result of a lawsuit filed against the DOJ by the American Council for Law and Justice (ACLJ) in November 2016. The newly-released emails mostly include DOJ officials’ conversations with reporters, who were seeking comment on the meeting between Lynch and the former president on an airport tarmac in
When former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and President Bill Clinton were busted secretly meeting aboard Lynch´s private plane last summer by a local television reporter, a number of government watchdog groups filed lawsuits for documents surrounding the meeting. After all the FBI, under the jurisdiction of the Department of Justice, was actively investigating Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information at the time. In response to information requests, the FBI and DOJ said documents didn´t exist. Fast forward more than a year and it turns out hundreds of documents related to the meeting do exist and show the Department
Deyon Kaigler said in December that he was done stealing cars. His friends were still posting videos of high-speed joyrides to Facebook, wearing key fobs on lanyards around their necks. But Deyon, 16, had decided it was too dangerous. "I value my life," he said. "I´m not trying to be dead." Just eight months later, on Sunday morning, three boys died and Deyon was led away in handcuffs after a fiery, high-speed crash sent a stolen Ford Explorer pinwheeling through the air down Tampa Road in Palm Harbor, bursting into flames. Eight teenage car thieves from Pinellas have now died in the
President Trump´s approval rating dropped 5 percentage points in August to a new low of 32%, according to the latest IBD/TIPP Poll, with 59% saying they disapprove of the job he´s doing as president. Trump lost significant support across the board, but saw big declines among areas of core support, including Republicans, Midwesterners, middle-income families, white men and the high-school educated. The results come in the wake of the Senate´s failure to repeal ObamaCare, upheavals in the White House staff, the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the election, and the daily beatings administered by the mainstream press. Among Republicans, for example,
While President Trump spends the next two weeks away from the White House, scores of workers will undertake the next steps in a long-planned renovation of the West Wing. White House staffers have been relocated while stairs and leaks are repaired, electrical systems upgraded, walls repainted, drapes cleaned and a modernized system of heating and air conditioning is installed. The massive 24/7 repair work area is an ideal metaphor for the troubled Trump administration rolling toward its eighth month. [Snip] However, one serious problem remains unaddressed – the deteriorating relations between the Republican president and the Republican Congress, something that