Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Spicer asked reporters if they were calling General Kelly a liar.

Via Billy

White House press secretary Sean Spicer blamed an NBC News reporter on Tuesday for creating much of the confusion surrounding the rollout of President Trump's executive order on immigration on Friday.

"Your network was one of the people that just hours ago told people that [Homeland Security Secretary] Gen. Kelly was unaware of what was going on, and then hours later he gets on air saying, 'here's how many times I was briefed,'" Spicer told NBC News' Kristen Welker.

"So with all due respect, I think you have been part of the confusion," Spicer told Welker. "You have helped cause this despite claims that whatever."

When Welker said NBC had only referenced a New York Times story, Spicer shot back, "So I apologize that NBC News's reporting is based on the Times' false reporting."

How can it be accurate reporting?" he asked the press corps. Spicer also challenged reporters in the press room to say if they were calling Kelly a liar.  (GO GO GO! )

NBC News, along with the New York Times and other outlets, claimed that Trump had signed the order last Friday without first consulting members of his Cabinet, including Kelly. However, Kelly told reporters at a press conference Tuesday that DHS officials had helped draft the executive order and he was aware of it beforehand.