White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, just finished the first press conference where he accepted questions. His previous and first conference with the trump administration was during a short meeting where he read a statement to the news outlets but didn’t take any questions.
Spicer defended a few of his statements from the first conference including his statement on the viewers for the inauguration. On Sunday, Spicer stated, “This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration – period – both in person and around the globe.” Spicer was pulling stats from the online and live streaming services even though they haven’t been publically released yet.
Spicer also mentioned during his Saturday statement that “some members of the media were engaged in deliberately false reporting.” This was in reference to the photos used on the inauguration day that were “intentionally framed in a way … to minimize the enormous support that had gathered on the National Mall.”
Spicer addressed the changing of numbers in the WMATA metro ridership saying:
“At the time the information that I was provided by the inaugural committee came from an outside agency that we reported on. And I think knowing when we know now we can tell that WMATA’s numbers were different but we were providing numbers we had been provided. It wasn’t like we made them up out of thin air.”
After that, Spicer was asked about the massive Women’s March on Washington to which he replied:
“This is what makes our country so beautiful, is that on one day you can inaugurate a president, on the next day people can occupy the same space to protest something.”
Although Spicer understands the freedom of the march, he also said that the constant theme of negative news coverage of President Trump is rather demoralizing.
“Over and over again there’s this constant attempt to undermine his credibility and the movement that he represents. It’s frustrating for not just him but for so many of us trying to work to get this message out.”
It’s one thing to attack a candidate while their running for President, but it’s another thing entirely to attack the President. What are your thoughts about the constant negative reports on President Trump? Let us know in the comments below!