Spicer Just Got Demolished By Reporter After Refusing To Answer If Trump Records Conversations
White House press secretary Sean Spicer got grilled during Monday’s press briefing by NBC News’ Hallie Jackon.
Jackson asked Spicer if audio recordings of Donald Trump conversations with other officials exist. The press secretary refused to answer the question, deflecting it repeatedly.
The question came after Trump’s concerning tweet on Friday that said “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”
Here’s how the exchange went:
Jackson: “Why won’t you just explain whether or not there are recordings of the president’s conversations?”
Spicer: “The president has made it clear what his position is.”
Jackson: “That’s not my question. It’s why won’t you explain it.”
Spicer: “I understand that because that’s what the president’s position is.”
Jackson: “So given that you refuse to confirm or deny any of this, how is any senior official supposed to feel comfortable having a private conversation with the president?”
Spicer: “As I’ve said Hallie, the president has made it clear what his position is.”
Jackson: “Even with these Congressional lawmakers calling to see if they exist?”
Spicer: “Hallie, I’ve asked the … Hallie, I answered the question over and over again the same way.”