It’s as if the mainstream media has yet to learn that Sean Spicer is the Seth Grayson of the Trump administration. And when I say that, I mean that Secretary Spicer doesn’t have a clear in-depth answer to every single question that we, the media, ask. He only knows what the administration wants him to know.
But, as I have come to learn, the media makes it their life mission to have him slip up and tell us something he doesn’t even know. Now what sense does that make?
“We have tremendous respect for the first amendment… we’re gonna work with you. I think the briefing is one aspect of what we do,” Sec. Spicer responded to a question in regards to the lack thereof press briefings over the last few weeks.
“While you guys [the media] will always advocate for greater transparency and access… we’ve done a great job… making ourselves available as a staff when it comes down to it.”
Yesterday’s press briefing was the first on-camera briefing since June 12, and Secretary Spicer kept his announcements short, sweet and to the point. The new administration is making big moves in the technology field, bringing drones and universal broadband to the White House on Thursday. Trump and Republicans are also working on tax reform. And as for Congress, they’re working on repealing and replacing Obamacare.
MSNBC correspondent Hallie Jackson asked Spicer how the decision made by the Republicans to form the health care bill behind closed doors and without Democratic involvement was any different than what Democrats did years ago. Maybe this was an attempt to make Republicans look like hypocrites – who knows. But Sec. Spicer’s answer was as brutally honest as it needed to be.
“We wanted to be a part of the process back then,” he responded. “[Democrats] have chosen… to not make themselves part of this process… Schumer made it very clear on two separate occasions, that they did not want to be a part of this process.”
“They chose not to, made it very clear, that they [don’t] want to engage in this.”