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Press Secretary Spicer Grilled over Trump’s Bizarre “Covfefe” Tweet

HeadlineJun 01, 2017

At the White House, Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday he will no longer field questions about Russia’s ties to Donald Trump and his associates, and will instead refer reporters to Trump’s personal attorney, Marc Kasowitz. Spicer made the comments in an audio-only press briefing, after barring video coverage and declaring that networks should not broadcast his remarks live. During the briefing, Spicer was asked about a bizarre tweet posted by President Trump early Wednesday, which read, “Despite the constant negative press covfefe.”

Reporter: “Do you think the people should be concerned that the president posted somewhat of an incoherent tweet last night and that it then stayed up for hours?”

Press Secretary Sean Spicer: “No.”

Reporter: “Why did it stay up so long? Is no one watching this?”

Press Secretary Sean Spicer: “No, I think the president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant.”

The audio-only press briefing came a day after Spicer stormed out of Tuesday’s press briefing, when reporters drilled him over President Trump’s claims that their reporting constituted “fake news.”

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