White House spokesman Sean Spicer just finished an actual on-camera press briefing and was busier than a Russian spy at a White House mixer in not answering questions. Here’s a couple of good clips in which two reporters asked him questions (from different angles) about Tweety McTweetstorm’s assertion that President Obama personally had his phones tapped.
First up is Alexis Simendinger of Real Clear Politics, who asked what I thought was a reasonable question: Will Trump keeping his mouth shut — or tweeting little fingers quiet — in public if he’s not going to give responses to those comments in public while any investigation is done on his Obama accusations.
Spicer actually says he’ll have to get back to her on that. I guess life can be very volatile when you’re dealing with a child.
Then came NBC’s Hallie Jackson who asked a question that’s on everyone’s mind: If Trump is so sure that Obama was ordering such surveillance and has proof, why is the White House asking Congress to look into this? If Trump already has the answers, Jackson reasons, why spend the time on an investigation?
Jackson’s face is priceless as Spicer gives an answer that’s complete gibberish. She also does a nice unrelated follow-up asking if Trump is ready yet to release his tax returns or if he is still under the mythical “audit” — of course, Spicer says “my understanding is he’s still under audit.”
And there you have it, folks. Another day of question and non-answer.