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04/17/17Trump finds himself on the defensive on a pair of government transparency issueswashingtonpost.com
The White House is peppered with questions about tax returns and visitor logs.
02/24/17The White House just barred major media outlets from a press briefingvox.com
President Donald Trump’s press secretary, Sean Spicer, kept major media outlets, including the New York Times and CNN, out of the daily press briefing Friday, canceling it in favor of an off-camera media gaggle for handpicked media outlets and escalating the Trump administration’s fight with the press.
  • White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer tried to suggest that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was worse than Hitler because he said that Hitler never used chemical weapons. Spicer seemed to gloss over the fact that Hitler is responsible for using chemical weapons to kill millions of people in gas chambers during World War II. Spencer was then asked to clarify his remarks and only made matters worse by claiming that Hitler wasn't using them on his own people, but was merely bringing people to "Holocaust centers" to kill them.
  • White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer blamed President Obama for a chemical attack Syrian President Bashar al-Assad carried out on his own citizens. Spicer suggested the attack was a "consequence of the past administration's weakness and irresolution."
  • White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told American Urban Radio Networks journalist April Ryan to "stop shaking [her] head" after Spicer dodged answering a direct question about Trump's connection with Russia.
  • White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer agreed with a reporter who asked him if Donald Trump believes “there’s such a thing as the deep state actively working to undermine the President.” Spicer, while not using the words "deep state" in his response, left no doubt that Donald Trump does believe that Obama leftovers who "espouse the agenda of the previous administration," want to "continue to seek it" during the Trump era.
  • White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer claimed that Donald Trump believes that the jobs reports that were produced during the Obama Administration were false, but are accurate now. When responding a question about Trump's glowing reaction to the February jobs report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Spicer said that he spoke to Trump and that he said that it "may have been phony in the past, but it's very real now."
  • Press Secretary Sean Spicer cancelled a regular scheduled televised press briefing and instead invited a select group of reporters for an off camera discussion while at the same time deliberately excluding major outlets like CNN, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and Politico from the gathering. The Associated Press walked out in protest, but many other outlets stayed.
  • White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer grossly overestimated the number of people who attended Donald Trump's inauguration and number of people who watched it on television. He even suggested that it was the largest audience ever to witness one. In fact, the actual crowd at the inauguration was far smaller than many previous Presidential inaugurations and Nielsen Ratings reported that Trump drew 30.6 million viewers, which is far fewer than many previous inaugurations.
  • White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer lied about the number of people who took the DC Metro system for Donald Trump's inauguration during his first press conference with the White House press corps. Spicer claimed that 420,000 riders took the Metro to the inauguration, but the DC Metro reported that only 193,000 riders were reported using the transit system before Trump was sworn in.