Not surprisingly, the first questions for Spicer were concerning Trump’s early morning tweet about potential tapes of his conversations with James Comey. Also, not terribly surprisingly, Spicer refused to add any color beyond Trump’s tweet.
“Is [Trump] currently recording conversations taking place in the Oval Office?”
Spicer: “The president has no further comment on this.” pic.twitter.com/QVV8dpQkYQ
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 12, 2017
On whether someone within the White House has a recording of Trump’s now infamous dinner with James Comey, Spicer said simply, “I’m not aware of that.”
RT CNNPolitics: Does the White House have an audio recording of the Trump-Comey dinner?
Spicer: “I’m not aware of… https://t.co/whe0IiRjWZ
— Jaime (@JaneLovesStuff) May 12, 2017
Spicer also denied that President Trump has ever asked for FBI Director Comey’s “loyalty”…another mainstream media narrative that took center stage yesterday courtesy of more “anonymous” sources.
Sean Spicer says President Trump did not ask James Comey for his loyalty during their dinner https://t.co/MDeGo0CRCX
— Khalfan Bin Ahmed (@KhalfanBinAhmed) May 12, 2017
General McMaster started off discussing Trump’s upcoming international trip to the Middle East.
McMaster: President Trump will meet a “broad range” of leaders in the Middle East on first international trip https://t.co/tdZyfAablS
— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) May 12, 2017
McMaster also noted the Trump has not made a final decision regarding troop levels in Afghanistan.
Gen. H.R. McMaster: President Trump has not made a decision yet on whether to increase troops in Afghanistan https://t.co/QlroEwBThi
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) May 12, 2017
But his pronunciation of “Muricah” stole the spotlight…
HR McMaster…… “Murica” kind of guy. Lol pic.twitter.com/lN1R8hywUT
— Joe Meyer (@meyer2311) May 12, 2017
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After throwing Sarah Huckabee Sanders to the wolves over the past two days, which have been among the most chaotic two days of the Trump presidency (and that is really saying something) with the whole firing of FBI Director Comey thing, Sean Spicer will once again take the podium today for the White House’s daily press briefing.
Tune in below or else you’ll have absolutely no basis for understanding this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live.