In a briefing this afternoon, Press Secretary and shambling ball of clay Sean Spicer claimed that none of the female White House staffers he's "aware of" participated in today's A Day Without A Woman strike.
"I fixed ur flag pin for u sean", said Twitter user darth, flipping Spicer on his head to fix the flag. I think because of Obamacare, premiums on everyone have gone up, whether you're in an employer-based system or not.
Aside from his restrained laughter, Spicer's comment was akin to telling Black Lives Matter protestors that "all lives matter".
Spicer said that he found it "interesting" that Democrats who were previously upset about the John Podesta email released remained largely silent now.
Spicer was later asked if the president still supports Comey.
The rule, Statistical Policy Directive Number 3, is meant to "preserve the distinction between the policy-neutral release of data by statistical agencies and their interpretation by policy officials", the White House budget office explained when it published the most recent version in September 1985.
"Don't make me make the podium move", Spicer told the room filled with reporters.
To Spicer's point, Trump did not compose an original tweet but retweeted a post by the Drudge Report.
"You can look back", Spicer said.
As recently as 2016, Trump called the reports a "hoax" and recently said (during his first address to Congress) that 94 million Americans are out of work, which is a bit deceptive because he included groups of people who aren't looking for employment.
The press corps knew they were in for something special when they entered the room to find a small table next to Spicer's lectern, and the internet immediately began to speculate as to what objective it might serve in Tuesday's briefing.
Trump's West Wing is awash in palace intrigue, and people in and around the administration noted that two other representatives, Spicer's deputy, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and the White House counsellor, Kellyanne Conway, appeared on morning television shows Monday to speak on the president's behalf. Economists surveyed by Reuters had expected the economy to add 190,000 jobs and for the unemployment rate to tick down to 4.7 percent.
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