The White House hasn’t given a proper on-camera press conference since May 19th, when President Trump left for the Middle East and Europe. A lot has happened since then, and reporters have a huge backlog of questions. And thanks to the wonders of technology, you’ll be able to see Sean Spicer do his best to dodge those questions very shortly.
The press briefing is scheduled for 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific, and 9pm Moscow time. You can watch the livestream here.
Trump had quite a world tour since he first left Washington on May 19th. From taking weird photos in Saudi Arabia and Rome, to alienating America’s remaining allies in NATO, Trump must be exhausted. But the president didn’t take a single question from American reporters while he was overseas. We’re hoping Spicey can fill in some of the gaps.
Below we have a short summary of all the things that reporters might ask Sean Spicer about today. It’s amazing how much shit can implode in just a week.
Sunday, May 21st: President Trump embarrassed the United States by curtsy-ing to Saudi leaders after making such a big deal when Obama did something similar. And then there was that whole glowing orb thing. Not to mention signing one of the largest arms deals in history.
Monday, May 22nd: President Trump embarrassed the United States by wandering around a stage in Israel while denying charges that were never levied against him. Without prompting, Trump proclaimed, “I never mentioned the word or the name Israel. Never mentioned during that conversation. They’re all saying I did, so you have another story wrong. Never mentioned the word ‘Israel’,” presumably in reference to the fact that he disclosed top secret intelligence to Russian officials in the Oval Office. And the news broke that Trump had previously asked the nation’s top intelligence leaders to push back on reports that there was an investigation into his campaign’s possible collusion with Russia. He also got cucked on the tarmac in Israel.
Tuesday, May 23rd: President Trump embarrassed the United States by getting cucked yet again on the tarmac in Rome. And former CIA head John Brennan testified that Russia “brazenly interfered” with the 2016 election and saw activity within the Trump camp that “raised questions of whether it was collusion.”
Wednesday, May 24th: President Trump embarrassed the United States by going to the Vatican after he had previously said that when ISIS inevitably attacks the place, the pope will wish that Trump was president. The photo-op was particularly embarrassing, and Trump didn’t even let Sean Spicer, a devout Catholic, meet the pope because Trump is a huge dick. News also broke that the Russian government had been bragging about their influence over members of the Trump campaign the previous summer. It was also revealed that Attorney General Jeff Sessions didn’t disclose on his security clearance forms that he had meetings with Russian officials. Oops.
Thursday, May 25th: President Trump embarrassed the United States by delivering a speech in front of NATO leaders admonishing them for not paying their fair share. Trump also didn’t commit to Article 5 of the NATO treaty, which promises that if a NATO country is attacked, the others will lend aid. He also looked like a caricature of Americanism when he shoved the Prime Minister of Montenegro out of the way so he could be at the front of the line, and tried to alpha handshake against France’s Emmanuel Macron.
Friday, May 26th: President Trump embarrassed the United States by hopping in a golf cart to head to a G7 photo-op while the other world leaders walked. He also said that the Montana Congressman who physically assaulted a reporter had a “great win.” Later in the day it was revealed that Russian oligarch and pal to Paul Manafort, Oleg V. Deripaska, offered to cooperate with US investigators in exchange for immunity. American officials politely declined. And it was revealed that Jared Kushner had tried to set up a private communications channel with Russian officials and a Russian banker.
Saturday, May 27th: President Trump embarrassed the United States by tweeting that “Many NATO countries have agreed to step up payments considerably, as they should. Money is beginning to pour in- NATO will be much stronger” which isn’t even how NATO works. And everybody and their brother was confirming the Kushner story and getting more details about how brazen his attempts to meet with Russians were. American intelligence officials were calling it bizarre, with former CIA director Michael Hayden proclaiming, “I know of no other experience like this in our history, certainly within my life experience.”
Sunday, May 28th: President Trump embarrassed the United States by returning to the United States.
Monday, May 29th: President Trump embarrassed the United States by dancing along to the National Anthem on Memorial Day like he’s a fucking child who’s about to piss his pants.
Today: Pick your poison. Trump’s communications director resigned, and Democrats are calling for Kushner’s security clearance to be revoked. Oh, and it’s being reported that the Russians bragged about having “derogatory” information on both then-candidate Donald Trump and various members of the Trump campaign that they could use as leverage against them. The Russia investigation has also expanded to include Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen.