White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer moved quickly today, to change up how the daily press briefings are conducted. He gave the first questions to outlets seated toward the back and in the meanwhile announced the creation of “Skype seats”. In the meantime, he also tried to hit the reset button with the media after a weekend dispute over inauguration crowd estimates.

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In the announcement that the White House would create four “Skype seats”, Spicer added that it would be designated for reporters not within a 50 mile radius of the Washington area or who don’t have a hard pass to attend the briefings in person.

(Credit: AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)


Monday’s press briefing saw a return to some of the core issues of President Trump’s platform — especially on the economy.

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After Trump took action earlier in the day to withdraw the U.S. Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal via executive fiat, Spicer shined light on Trump’s meetings on “working day one” with business and union leaders.

Spicer also added a shot at the Democratic leadership, who are holding up key votes on the confirmations of Trump admin. Cabinet members. Spicer said “It’s time for Senate Democrats to stop playing political games with the core functions of government”

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