White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday drew some hackles in the media after he chided them for referring to President Donald Trump’s travel ban executive order as a “travel ban.”
“It’s not a travel ban,” Spicer flatly stated when asked about the administration’s policy during his daily press briefing.
The problem with Spicer’s assertion, however, is that President Trump referred to the order as a “ban” just one day ago, when he tweeted out that the ban was necessary to stop bad “dudes” from entering the country.
If the ban were announced with a one week notice, the "bad" would rush into our country during that week. A lot of bad "dudes" out there!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 30, 2017
When asked by reporters why the White House didn’t want to call the policy a “ban” despite Trump saying it was, Spicer blamed the media for using the word in their coverage, which apparently forced the president to adopt their language while describing it.
The crew at CNN decided to have some fun with Spicer’s statement, and they ran a fact-checking chryon that read, “WH: Order ‘not a travel ban’ despite Trump saying so.”
Check out CNN’s segment on the ban below.
Unhinged Trump fan facing multiple charges after stalking Georgia woman and plastering her car with Trump stickers
According to a report in the Gwinnett Daily Post, an overzealous fan of Donald Trump is facing multiple charges -- including stalking --by plastering her car with Trump stickers, harassing her and then following her in his work vehicle.
Sharon Wood of Lawrenceville, who is the vice-chair of the Gwinnett County Democratic Party, admitted that the back of her car is covered in stickers supporting liberal causes, which made her a target for one of President Trump’s boosters.
Meghan McCain erupts after she gets called out for whining that her GOP friends are ‘very upset’ about Trump
"The View" erupted into a shouting match over President Donald Trump's racist smears of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and other Democratic congresswomen, even though all the panelists seemed to agree his remarks were abhorrent.
Co-hosts Ana Navarro and Sunny Hostin blasted "self-righteous hypocrite" Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) for defending the president's comments, and Meghan McCain challenged Democrats to defeat Trump for re-election.
"This is so bad," McCain said. "It's like nothing I have ever seen, and I don't think anyone in this room has ever seen before, and if you can't beat this, this blatant racism, what does this say about your party?"
Bragging that ‘discrimination is no longer tolerated in Texas’ Gov. signs bill allowing anti-LGBT discrimination???????
Surrounded by still-wrapped Chick-fil-A sandwiches, soda cups, supporters, and a small cow with the words "eat mor chikin" on its side, Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott Thursday evening told reporters that "discrimination Is no longer tolerated in Texas."
He then signed a bill that not only allows but enables anti-LGBT discrimination.