Following a series of embarrassing performances, White House press secretary Sean Spicer held an off-camera news briefing on Monday. But a live audio stream provided by PBS News Hour captured the moment Spicer snapped at reporters questioning source of Trump’s wiretap claims.
During the briefing, Spicer addressed President Donald Trump’s recent remarks at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and his unsubstantiated wiretapping claims.
Trump suggested at the CPAC that the media “shouldn’t be allowed” to use anonymous sources in reports. However, when reporters questioned Spicer about Trump’s source of information regarding his recent allegations that president Obama ordered his phoned to be wiretapped, Things got weird.
“So, explain this to me then,” the reporter started. “You’re talking about not using anonymous sources — what is, then, the sourcing of the president’s tweet on Saturday? Does he believe it’s a FISA warrant?”
“There’s no cameras. You can slow it down,” Spicer said before claiming that there are a number of reports that “are out there” from “individuals and sources.”
When reporters continued asking about Trump’s sources, Spicer said, “You’re not on camera. You don’t need to jump in.”
That was weird. For some reason, Spicer kept pointing out that there were no cameras.
Listen below starting at the 11:00 minutes mark.