Sean Spicer can’t seem to make up his mind on wether to this a ban or not a ban or if it’s “extreme vetting,” on the subject of the recent executive order that keeps people from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the country.
The White House Press Secretary has used the word ban and so has Donald Trump, yet Spicer claimed today during a press conference that it is not a ban.
During the press conference Spicer got into an altercation with the media about the use of the word ban.
After NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker told Spicer Trump had used the word ban in a tweet he responded saying “He’s using the words that the media is using.”
He later attacked Welker and accused her and NBC News of spreading lies that confused people.
Welker asked, “Is he confused, or are you confused?”
“No, I’m not confused,” he said. “I think that the words being used to describe it are derived from what the media is calling this. … [Trump] has been very clear that it is extreme vetting.”
He fired back, claiming that Welker and NBC News “have been part of the confusion,” and criticized the news network for referencing a New York Times report that Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly had not been properly consulted before the executive order was signed on Friday.
But all in all it seems that Spicer is confident that it’s not called a ban, but CNN news proved to him that it is in fact a ban and everyone is calling it a ban. Both Spicer and Trump are even using the word ban.