Sean Spicer Blows Up At Press Over Using The Term “Ban” (Just Like Trump Has Many, Many Times) [VIDEO]

Politico reports:

White House press secretary Sean Spicer insisted on Tuesday at his daily briefing that the executive order signed by the president last week does not constitute a “travel ban.” Just over an hour earlier, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said the same.

Those statements put both men at odds with their boss, President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly referred to the order he signed Friday as a “ban.” Spicer attempted to explain away that discrepancy Tuesday, telling reporters in the briefing room that the president was merely “using the words the media is using.”

During a brief exchange with reporters in the Oval Office last Saturday, Trump said his controversial order implemented a day earlier would put in place a “very, very strict ban.” The president followed that remark with a post to his Twitter account on Monday, defending the abrupt implementation of his order by writing that “if the ban were announced with a one week notice, the ‘bad’ would rush into our country during that week. A lot of bad ‘dudes’ out there!”

  • safari

    Tell that to my colleague who can’t leave the country for a conference because he probably won’t be able to get back in.

    • Jeffg166

      Land of the free. Home of the brave.

      • Todd20036

        Unless you aren’t white/Christian/straight/male

    • Ernest Endevor

      Don’t know where you live but I would strongly recommend that your colleague contact his or her senator’s office and ask for help. That’s what I did in somewhat similar circumstances. Mind you, my senator was a Democrat but his staff was enormously helpful.

      • safari

        I could, but I think he’s here on a scholar visa with his wife. I’m not entirely sure if he should risk it.

        • Ernest Endevor

          I’m not a lawyer and can only speak from my experience in NY State. If his student visa is valid he should immediately consult with his college. They are going to be at least as pissed as he is and might well want to assist. Again, IF his visa is valid (I’m assuming it is) and IF you have a Democratic senator I would still call the office and ask to speak to someone on an immigration matter. They live for this stuff. At best they could tell him he has nothing to worry about, at worst they could advise what steps to take to protect himself. It’s worth a try. And it’s better to know where you stand instead of worrying. Who knows? He might be in better shape than he suspects.

        • BobSF_94117

          I wouldn’t. It’s way too chaotic and uncertain.

    • Don’t worry, ICE will be knocking on your colleague’s door very soon. Green card, schrgreen card!

    • I do consulting work for a couple of major international tech corporations. I’ve seen company-wide emails from both now advising anyone from those seven countries not to travel, period.

      In one case, they even said domestic flights probably should be avoided if at all possible, and furthermore that anyone from any Muslim-majority country, even if not on the current list, ought not travel internationally either.

  • Lazycrockett

    Sphincter wont last, he can’t tell the Boss’s lies effectively.

  • Boycott NC
  • um…the video is a Budweiser Superbowl commercial?

    • djcoastermark

      A lot of pro rumpers are now going to be shouting “boycott Budweiser”

    • Earl

      Wouldn’t you rather watch that than Spicer? I would. 🙂

      And I think Bud is like having sex in a canoe.

      • DReel

        Sex in a canoe … never heard that before. Funny 🙂

        • Earl

          What does US beer have in common with sex in a canoe?

          Both are fucking close to water. 🙂 My granddad told me that joke.

  • Jay George
    • ceeenbee

      The guy on the left needs to get a better tailor, like the guy on the right has.

  • Ernest Endevor

    Correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t Trump’s grandfather run a brothel?

  • PickyPecker
  • JT
  • Ninja0980

    https://twitter.com/bennyjohnson/status/826515843710320641
    O/T but if true, Trump can STFU about being an LGBT ally.
    Gorsuch is a chip off the old block when it comes to bigotry and thinks if we can’t win at the ballot box, too bad.
    Look for him to uphold anti-gay religious “freedom” laws as well.
    For all those who stayed home or voted third party and for homocons etc., fuck all of you.
    You have ensured many of the rights you claim to care about are doomed.

    • Treant

      The man’s name is “gore-suck?” Sometimes you can just shake your head at the appropriateness.

      My last name roughly means “farmer,” plus or minus three centuries of spelling and language changes.

      • Ninja0980

        His mother ran the EPA and almost destroyed it.
        He appears to be a chip off the old block.

        • safari

          Well, it’s nice to go into the family business.

    • Cousin Bleh
      • zhera

        Ugh, the comments are as shitty as expected over there.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      They need senate 60 votes to confirm Gorsuch as opposed to the 51 they need for cabinet positions. I really hope the Democrats grow some spines in the next few hours.

      • Judas Peckerwood

        You’re assuming that Yertle the Turtle and Friends don’t change the Senate confirmation rules, which they’ve already talked about doing — aka “the nuclear option”.

        • Tomcat

          Gee don’t they have to get 60 votes to do that?

          • The_Wretched

            50

          • JCF

            Nope.

  • Jeffrey

    Gosh, I almost feel sorry for this twat. He’s going to have a rough time until he is replaced.

  • Derrick Johns

    LOL Spicer is going to have a nervous breakdown trying work for this pot-bellied hog we have in the White House. So is Ms Kellyanne. She’s already aging rapidly as others on this blog have noted.

    Well, you reap what you sow.

    But if we did get rid of Trump what do we get in place? The white haired ghost from the movie “Poltergeist” aka Vice-President Pence.–who may be worse than the Orange Man.

    reap not reep. There is no such word as reep. Sorry about that laziness. You know what I meant.

    • McSwagg

      Maybe he’s a VamPire, or VamP. He’s certainly trying to suck every last bit of freedom out of America.

  • Treant

    Here, have some Prozac. You’re going to need it.

    • Jay George

      Can we chop it up and snort it?

  • james1200

    Poor Spicer! The neverending lies must be getting to him. Sad!

    https://media.giphy.com/media/26xBrEPU2XyK6MECc/giphy.gif

    • AdamTh

      They low/We high….. Yeah, seems like I’ve heard that before.

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    • Brian in Valdosta

      I was thinking the same thing last night. Fast-forward to this time next year and he’ll be grey and grizzled with dark bags under his eyes.

      • ceeenbee

        He’ll never last that long. I don’t know he can face himself in the mirror to shave in the morning as it is now. He’s going to completely wilt in the the next few months.

  • JT

    Spicer: How dare you put my words back into my mouth!

  • JuanGalicia

    That Budweiser ad <3333

  • JoeMyGod

    I replaced the clip with the right one. D’oh!

    • Sam_Handwich

      i like the bud commercial better

      • Mike_in_the_Tundra

        Me too.

    • djcoastermark

      Aw, I thought the bud one was quite appropriate.

    • Treant

      Chill, dude. You’ve been busting ass for weeks. We understand.

    • fuzzybits

      Joe,did you hear what happened with the Jacksonville LGBT ordinance?

  • This cannot be reposted or retweeted enough:

    https://twitter.com/BuzzFeedNews/status/826514101186633728

    In case you don’t know, that’s the Cheeto Orangutan’s current nominee for Attorney General admonishing former Deputy AG Sally Yates that if faced between choosing to uphold the Constitution or a President’s order, she must choose the former.

    She did, and was fired for it.

    Then again, I think we can guess that Jeff Sessions only believes an order from a sitting President is potentially illegal and unconstitutional if that President is a Democrat. If a Republican? No such thing as an illegal order and his every decree is to be obeyed without question or objection.

    Fascist hypocritical fuckers…

    • Joe in PA

      I was listening to the BBC NewsHour this morning on the way to work…they highlighted this exchange. That part was great but then they interviewed a L.I. republican rep…he was spouting the usual talking points but the host wasn’t having it. Dang if we only had journalists like that.

    • JCF

      “Silly [email protected]*t, that’s only for AGs of Demtard Presidents!”

  • danolgb

    I wish Politifact spent more time on him. He doesn’t have much of a record there yet.
    http://www.politifact.com/personalities/sean-spicer/

    • As near as I can tell from my own research, Goresuch is basically like replacing Scalia with the pre-“jiggery-pokery” version of roughly the same.

      Honestly, I was afraid it would be Pryor. Or Roy Moore.

      Every day, I pray for the continued health of Ruth Bader Ginsberg and the rest of the liberal-leaning block on the court…

      • Tomcat

        We have to hang hope Ginsburg holds on at least 3 years, then we can say “lets wait and let the people have a say in their next justice”
        After all they started that crap.

    • Tomcat

      Politifact was created to keep Obama in check, they do not want to make republicans look bad, or at least point it out as fact.
      Notice how many times they just said Obama broke his promises when it was congress that stopped him. Never gave him e for effort, just f for failure.

      • danolgb

        I don’t think that’s true at all. On campaign promises, I don’t think they made a value judgement either way, just whether they were achieved or not. Also, his scorecard is pretty positive. The only reason why they tracked his promises was because he was the president at the time.

        http://www.politifact.com/personalities/barack-obama/

  • karen in kalifornia

    Making it up as they go along. Sad.

  • fuzzybits

    I didn’t see any blowing up. I was hoping he would run over and rip off Omarosa’s wig.

  • The Milkman

    I say we drink every time Spicer loses it.

    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      I need to be able to stand up sometimes.

      • Gianni

        😀

    • Bryan

      Mein Gott, are you TRYING to give everybody alcohol poisoning? A stiff in a suit and a crappy fedora approaches….saying something about….pro-hee-bish-ohn? I assume it’s about male on female violence or sex so I sent him away.

  • safari

    He just looks like he should be the spokesperson for white supremacist Spencer.

  • Andymac3

    I’m finding his briefings mildly entertaining for the look of panic on his face and the regular hissy fit that he throws. With each question his “oh fuck, don’t ask me that” face gets more perturbed. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/31504a72be693cac2faaa44a1ed1ba73ccf1b5144d071c6d0be63b1882b87af8.jpg

    • pj

      try working for don the con. children are more sensible.

      • Bad Tom

        Children have the excuse of being children.

    • fuzzybits

      I picture him in the near future in some dive bar sitting at the end of the bar half falling off a stool.

      • Chucktech

        That’s more Steve Bannon’s style.

    • The_Wretched

      He has bruising around his eyes. That’s either drinking or lack of sleep or getting punched in the face.

      • Bad Tom

        There is no reason it can’t be all three.

    • Brian in Valdosta

      I’m waiting for Spicer to crack under the strain of keeping up with the ever-shifting sands of the stupid remarks and outright lies of his boss. How does one defend the indefensible? I want a you-want-the-truth?-you-can’t-handle-the-truth moment.

  • fuzzybits
    • Frank McCormick

      I think I need to me some “Brain Candy” again.

  • JWC

    Kelly Anne Conjob also is cracking She, of late , has raised her voice, attemtpted to “talk over” people and a tad defensive

    • fuzzybits

      I thought that was her normal MO.

      • JWC

        more aggressive of late BTW have we heard from Katrina Pierson lately take note Kelly Anne

    • safari

      I will relish her breakdown.

      • danolgb

        Did you see the chewed down fingernail meme going around? Girl’s a mess.

        • safari

          I haven’t. I’ll have to go look that up.

      • Gianni

        On camera!

      • JWC

        we will just get something worse

  • Gaymurcan

    The only thing “supreme” about them is their vast stupidity.

  • McSwagg

    The press needs to continue to “call it as they see it” and refuse to comply with the Trumpastic/Bannonesque framing of weasel language. Hold this fascist regime’s feet to the M*th*r-F**k**g blowtorch. I’m tired of them telling me that these “gut punches” are simply “atta-boys”.

    • Tomcat

      The press needs to go back to calling it a Muslim ban. It’s purpose is to ban as many Muslims as possible from the USA without actually admitting that it is a Muslim ban.

  • Rick
  • Kellyanne Conway would have been a better pick for press secretary. As the press briefing dragged on she wouldn’t come across looking increasingly stressed the way Spicer does, because she already looks like a corpse on caffeine.

    • Lars Littlefield

      I like the way his voice begins to waver and crack when he shakes. He’s one point on the meter away from meltdown. I want to seen him meltdown and too embarrassed to show his face in public or private ever again. He’s earned it.

      • He looks like he’s about to blow a gasket. That would be fun to watch, but it would be mean to wish him a permanent stroke. Maybe I could settle for watching him falling down a flight of stairs and landing with his face in a pie?

      • edrex

        we’ve all earned it.

  • Cuberly
  • TampaDink

    Trying to follow Expired Spice’s logic….If the media were to begin calling it what it is, a cluster-fuck, would Hair Furor begin to refer to this executive bullshit order by the same name?

  • Tomcat

    Are these Muslim immigrants from these countries BANNED or not from entry to the USA. If it is not a ban then they can come on in, if it is a ban then they cannot enter.
    My god this is not brain surgery. Shit by any other name is still shit and smells like shit.

  • Patrick

    It’s a FREE press bub, you don’t get to pick or put words in their mouth.

  • Cuberly

    OT: I’m sure Sphincter’s look like this via his own doing.

    https://twitter.com/ChristnNitemare/status/826527726949511169

  • JWC

    ToTrump , his cabinet and supporters..” For what profit a man, if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul”

  • Friday

    Spicer: “I deny the President said what he kept saying strongly on camera, it’s the media’s fault he said what he didn’t say and I deny this, too, you liars.”

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Sorry Spicer, not buying any more of your LIES and doublespeak.
    Let’s call it what it is.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d3668dea6880e13e16af682f056e6a76b55b88f7f505b0fd9eeddd17a006fd9a.gif

  • Lars Littlefield

    Today is the day I accuse a couple of chickens of war crimes and execute them. My friend, a native of Mexico who thinks only poor people raise chickens and abhors violence, named the older hen “Spicer” thinking it would make it easier to kill her. I usually rely on good old fashioned German officer names such as Goebbels, Bormann, Dönitz, etc. So in this new tradition he started I crowned a little one-year-old hen that has never produced an egg as “Kellyanne.” After plucking and cleaning them I must say I feel much better about the world. Also, they both seem to have lots of meat on them. Not stringy at all, unlike the human Kellyanne.

    Birds are sitting on the cutting board right now, having been patted dry and finished off with lots of fresh ground pepper and coarse sea salt. In about an hour or so they’ll be ready to pop in the oven for tonight’s dinner. I’m thinking that two week old half bottle of Pouilly-Fuissé will be good as the liquid in the roasting pan. There may even be enough to pour half cups into the birds’ little bums to keep the shallots from drying out.

    It’s what’s for dinner. “-)

    • ChrisMorley

      Culinary Corners like this are a welcome sanity break and I survived your home butchery anecdote with a smile about your creative naming conventions.
      bon appétit

      • Lars Littlefield

        Thank you. The birds are in the oven!

    • edrex

      I’m sure the other Kellyanne has never produced an egg, either.

    • I applaud you but feel I’d not be up to the task of killing and dressing the chickens. The rest of it sounds pretty awesome!

  • Gianni

    Considering how badly these press conferences are handled, I’m surprised that Trump hasn’t made good on his desire to shut out the press completely. I wonder if Sean cries himself to sleep each night because of how nerve racking and adversarial his press briefings have become. “DON’T believe every word the President is saying! BELIEVE ME! Afterall, I’m here to clean up after him when he opens his mouth and speaks.”

  • geoffalnutt

    Poor, nasty little thing. I think self-combustion is on the horizon!

  • Ryan Hunter

    Another disgusting dishonest minion of Cheetolini. These idiots have no shame or sense of integrity.

  • NancyP

    Oh joy. TIme to hit the streets again.

  • Mike__in_Houston

    I guess we’re going to see Spicer’s head exploding quite a bit over the next few years…

  • bambinoitaliano
  • Tor

    “… president was merely “using the words the media is using.””
    That’s almost up there with “alternative facts.”
    His asshole must be really sore from all that spinning.

  • boobert

    I’m wondering when and where terrorists are going to strike. They knew this was coming.

  • Ham

    Just to be clear, we aren’t blaming this all on Delta Airlines, today?

  • bmoore4026
  • JWC
    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      A more prescient meme than ever.

  • Rob NYNY

    I wonder why this important. What is his ulterior motive? The new Kremlinology.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    That man is dire need of some ambien or the like…that or a stiff drink or two before meeting the press. His hot mess.

  • Gerry Fisher

    I generally don’t listen to his press briefings, but I caught a little bit of it while at the gym the other day. They really think that lecturing/combative/patronizing is the way to go, eh? They seem to be betting that the general public will take the administration’s side, having to deal with such a biased and unreasonable press corp. I’m not sure that it’s working with him sounding so disagreeable himself.

  • Gianni

    Odd that Donald would use a word the press uses when he hates them so much. Which is it? Do they report what he says or does he say what they report? I’m getting confused.

  • JCF
  • karmanot

    Sad lil’ weasel