LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

The Hill reports:

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will answer questions from reporters on Thursday afternoon after President Trump signed an executive order on health care. Trump’s order seeks to expand the ability of small businesses and other groups to band together to buy health insurance through what are known as association health plans. It also lifts limits on short-term health insurance plans.

  • Gustav2

    “Not making up a lie here…”

    • Lumpy Gaga

      The lies write themselves.

  • Lazycrockett

    Kelly is not coming off as a intelligent thoughtful chief of staff. He seems bout as uninformed as Sanders, Conway or Drumpf.

    • Leo

      He’s playing dumb to appease Trump. I’ve felt that way from the get go.

      • Lazycrockett

        Looking stupid doesn’t ease the mind of millions of Americans. He shouldn’t be up there if he’s going to act like an idiot.

    • jerry

      A question that should have been asked, “Wait, General, if you’re here, who’s babysitting Trump?”

  • Gustav2

    The biggest threat to the US is our current POTUS.

  • Gigi

    Why bother? Huckster never answers any of the questions posed to her. All she says is, “The president hasn’t discussed that with me,” and “you need to stop obsessing over the president’s tweets.”

  • Gustav2

    What State Dept.? It has been decimated.

  • Leo

    So wait, did Sarah say, “First, here’s John,” or did he start this conference?

    If it’s the latter that’s rather telling.

    • Gustav2

      Sarah “jokingly” called out the Marines.

      • Tawreos

        And the Marines were relieved it was a joke.

  • JWC

    The misnomer in Joe’s headline “Sarah WILL answer questions…” No she won’t She will lie. confuse ,badger, deny but answer, never

  • Rex

    With his signature, Trump has officially made Obamacare into Trumpcare. Please let this disaster now bear his name.

  • safari

    In case you were curious, she’s on her way to her dance session today.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d0e7953ae47769d0a51e4ef408197af944bb7fa5f2a74a31f35c9e5e761110b5.png

    • Lazycrockett

      Noting quite says “you’ve made it” like ruffles.

      • jerry

        And way overdone eyeshadow.

        • Lazycrockett

          “mommy can I practice my smokey eyes technique on you.”

          • jerry

            If her frock didn’t have ruffles, I’d swear she was going for the Morticia Addams look.

          • ByronK

            Well, the end result would be a Morticia/Momma Cass mashup.

          • Vira

            From Jethrine to Maybelline, only her hairdresser knows for sure.

      • Nic Peterson

        I thought it said ‘my mother still buys my clothes at the Lane Bryant’.

      • greenmanTN

        The softer side of shoulder pads.

      • The_Wretched

        She wears the ‘household’ fabrics collection. Today is the curtains. Other days we get table cloth (squares) or children’s room sheet (magenta).

    • greenmanTN

      Inna Gadda Bovina

      • Nic Peterson

        Lolz

    • Tawreos

      It looks like two bad throw pillows are sewn to her arms

    • PickyPecker
    • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

      Paso doble ? Doble talko?

    • KCMC

      Dance 10, Looks 3.

    • thatotherjean

      I thought you weren’t supposed to be square dancing if you were in mourning. That’s a weird combination, there.

    • JCF

      Better start polishing her resume (Drumpf’s gonna make a PS change AGAIN)

    • Dagoril

      God, she even looks awful in navy blue.

    • Robincho

      Who the fuck dresses this sow?…

  • Joe in PA

    “Doing the diplomacy thing”??? WTF?

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    The good news is we have a great State Department. Really? Major positions not filled, no Ambassador to Korea, 30% budget cuts. Great?

  • GayOldLady

    He’s measuring his words as if he’s hooked up to a lie detector. I can’t say I blame him considering who his boss is.

  • Leo

    The fuck is that Brit? He with a Murdoch publication?

  • JCF

    Kelly: “I have great relationships w/ The Mexicans”

    I swear, you can’t make this shit up…

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    “There are people who think open borders are fine” Straw man argument. No major politicians on either side think this.

  • Gustav2

    We have a worse situation on our borders now?

    Net loss in immigration from the South.

    • clay

      Some of us think that’s a worse situation.

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    Reporter: General Kelly, when you need to distract Trump, do you find jangling your keys is effective or is giving him some Cheerios to munch a better strategy?

  • Lazycrockett

    So now Kelly is bashing the press also.

  • Sam_Handwich

    #shitshow

  • Leo

    Tunnels, boats, planes for drugs. Your border is a keep-out-brown-people symbol.

  • Lazycrockett

    If you people were doing a competent job there wouldn’t be any leaks. Look at the previous administration you fucking shitball.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Yay! The healthcare marketplace is basically a used car lot!!

    Best healthcare system in the world!

  • Gustav2

    3 people from your White House, not some clerk in the basement, verifies the reports before WaPo or NYT print anything.

  • TampaDink

    Better sources….than the twitter feed of your fucking boss?

    • Joe in PA

      Exactly.

  • safari
    • Lumpy Gaga

      Maybe develop a better President.

      We have the technology.

  • Sam_Handwich

    the press is frustrating!
    congress is frustrating!
    the constitution is frustrating!

    • Bryan

      *frustrated grunt!*

    • GayOldLady

      Merica is frustrating!

    • jerry

      Sounded almost like another rant:

      “I’m lucky, you’re lucky, the bannister’s lucky!”

    • Tulle Christensen

      Well Trump should just declare his presidency bankrupt and call it quits

  • Lazycrockett

    Who knew that Presidentating would be hard?????

  • Leo

    Ah, so THIS is why he’s been propped up here. Ok, bring back ogre Sarah.

  • Lazycrockett

    Well I have lost all faith in Gen Kelly.

    • safari

      Yup.

    • Joe in PA

      Yup.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Mmmmmmm… Yup.

    • Gustav2

      Has drunk the Kool Aid…

      or is covering up as not to scare the rest of the world or embolden our enemies.

      • Bryan

        “This is fine.”

  • misterjack

    Buy another necklace, you cheap bitch!

  • Rascal

    Why can’t General Kelly be our President?? We want him, not the Orange Buffoon.

    • Leo

      My how our standards have fallen.

      • Rascal

        True.

      • Tulle Christensen

        Any port in a storm

    • Vira

      A military putsch? No, thank you.

      • Rascal

        Donnie Drumpf. Hell no.

  • Ken M

    I’m going to grab some lunch. The comments here, after she talks, are always good for a laugh. Enjoy, if possible. Someone please ask about his FRC speech tomorrow (not happening I know.)

  • ByronK

    OT- Sometimes you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do. Good for her.
    ‘Stop the genocide’: San Juan mayor begs UN and UNICEF for help Trump won’t give Puerto Rico
    https://www.rawstory.com/2017/10/stop-the-genocide-san-juan-mayor-begs-un-and-unicef-for-help-trump-wont-give-puerto-rico/

  • Joe in PA

    He doesn’t “defend himself”, he calls them names. Not the same thing.

  • Joe in PA

    Enjoy the attention…irony alert!

    • Leo

      I mean HELLO! It’s screaming through the TV

  • TampaDink

    “….help him consume advice….” Picture books.

    • greenmanTN

      With his name in them. “Donald and the Purple Executive Order Crayon” is a favorite.

      • TampaDink

        Widdle Donnie’s bigly book of picture stories about himself.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Nope. We are good. And also there are no virgins in the island.
    https://twitter.com/Freeyourmindkid/status/918538363887644672

    • The_Wretched

      Like every other autocrat, avoiding it’s attention is often the best course of action.

    • ByronK

      USVI then quietly drew the curtains and turned off the porch light.

      • bambinoitaliano

        The entire island should just lay giant posters of San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz. I’m sure the satellite will pick up and beam it to the White House.

  • Leo

    Gen. Kelly just called Corker a grandstander. That’ll help with your fucking tax cuts.

    • Joe in PA

      LOL, he walked that back before he even finished his sentence. 🙂

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    • Tawreos

      In a way he is, he announces retirement and then points out the faults. If he really cared he would point out the faults and stay in to try to change things.

    • Gustav2

      Speaker Ryan is trying to threaten the House with keeping them over Christmas to get them to do tax cuts.

    • The_Wretched

      Good!

  • TampaDink

    “footprints on the ground” suggests that we are no longer there…..kinda what hair furor was tweeting about P.R..

  • safari
  • Lazycrockett

    Nancy Pelosi isnt the leader of the house????

    • Leo

      Freudian slip I’d love to believe at this point…

    • Tawreos

      Always blame the democrats no matter what the truth is.

  • Lazycrockett

    Really? Looked like your “Why is this brown foreigner person talking to me” face.

    • Sam_Handwich

      HE’S GONNA BLOW UP THE FUCKIN PLANE!!

  • Sam_Handwich

    mozlums

  • TampaDink

    Mah-zlums?

  • Leo

    Why does everyone in this administration treat these briefings like they’re showing their parents an A+ on their geography exam?

    • Gustav2

      Because “Daddy” is watching.

      • Leo

        Ughhh. I just shuddered.

  • The_Wretched

    White House Chief of Staff does not give press conferences. This is not normal.

    • ByronK

      Is anything these days?

      • The_Wretched

        no but it’s worth reminded ourselves what’s normal and what isn’t.

        • ByronK

          Very true!

  • Leo

    SHOUTING. AAHHHH.

  • Lazycrockett

    “You would be really pretty if you took off those glasses and did something with you hair.”

  • Lazycrockett

    Kelly is really washing his hands here. I just give Drumpf information so Im really not to blame for his decisions.

  • Gustav2

    He takes info from every avenue…

    That’s the problem.

    • greenmanTN

      Many of them sources other people can hear and see too!

    • thatotherjean

      And most of it is completely inaccurate.

  • Leo

    That is controlling the president though. That’s de facto part of the process you just described. Everyone sees through this. The fuck…

  • Joe in PA

    takes information from every avenue…mostly coloring books.

    • Gustav2

      And pop-up books made in the basement.

      • Joe in PA

        mmmm, I love to play pop-up books in the basement.

        Oh wait.

        • PickyPecker
          • Joe in PA

            LOL! Well yes, what can I say?

          • bambinoitaliano

            Inconsiderate slut should take the stair once in a while and stop holding the elevator and leave others stranded without a ride 😛 Will some one spare a shaft? 🙂

    • Tawreos

      Don’t forget Fox and Friends, Alex Jones, Hannity and Roger Stone.

      • Gustav2

        Yup, the tax speech included a shout out to Stone for always telling the truth on CNN.

  • Lazycrockett

    No its always bout Drumpf looking good or making money. We aren’t stupid.

  • Leo

    General, what is Omarosa doing at this very moment?

    • TampaDink

      the president

      • Tawreos

        He wouldn’t do that, it would lose him the support of his base.

        • JWC

          nah they all do it they just don’t talk about itor admit it

          • Gustav2

            (Strom Thurman)

        • TampaDink

          If we’ve learned anything about his base, there is nothing that he could (or has..or will eventually) say or do that will lose their deplorable support.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      “Or will we have to wait for next week’s episode?”

  • ultragreen

    “we enter the room with him collectively”

    In other words, you’re attempting to control him.

    • Tomcat

      Someone needs to explain the words to him, he is stupid as shit.

  • Leo

    That’s it! Evasive-R-Us.

  • Tomcat

    So Kelly’s job is to explain what people are saying to him when they come in to tell him something. He must be a real stupid shit.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      “What part of ‘fucking moron’ do you not understand?”

  • Leo

    lmfao at the shouted questions as he was leaving

  • Sam_Handwich

    i jumped in halfway through

    did he do the whole conference, or did Sarah take q’s too?

    • Joe in PA

      me too, I was wondering the same thing.

      • Gustav2

        Intro, then she stood aside.

  • Leo

    This farce essentially confirmed to me Kelly will be gone by Christmas.

    • Treant

      I was thinking Thanksgiving so Kelly has a chance to eat something without it coming right back up.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        “A second helping of stuffing?”
        “No thanks, I just got a def-con tweet.”

  • ByronK

    Did Grimace even make an appearance?

    • Gustav2

      Intro and ran.

  • bambinoitaliano
  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Gen. Kelly is very charming, calm and grounded, but I don’t think we should pin any “save us from Trump” hopes on him. He seems very much to be devoted to Team Trump.

  • Tomcat

    Kelly is explainer in chief to the moron president

    • Tomcat

      Trump say,what dat.

  • Tawreos

    I have to wonder if Kelly had Trump’s tweetin’ phone in his pocket while doing this today.

  • JWC

    It always amazes me, in these pressers, how well they progress when, some intelligence is applied . I mean this in the sense that, Kelley may not strike you as intelligent but compared to Sarah …

    • Tomcat

      The difference is Kelly still has some respect from his years as a General.
      Sarah has none left as she has always been a grifter.

      • Considering her work history, in no way is Sarah qualified for the job she holds now. Only reason she has it is because Donald views almost all of the administration as patronage positions and he wanted to throw a bone to Sarah’s dad.

        • grada3784

          She’s a Huckabee. What else would one expect?

  • TimCA

    I’m just arriving back to my computer. Did I miss something? I saw Kelly walk off the podium. Hope we’re not bombing some place new today.

    • Gustav2

      Not anyplace we haven’t been sending drones already.

    • He’s trying to assure everybody he’s not quitting or being fired.

  • jerry

    O/T: I guess we didn’t hear about this attempted terror plot, in Asheville, NC, last Friday, because it was just another average white guy militia member, wanting to start a war:

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/10/11/1706240/-There-was-an-attempted-terror-attack-last-Friday-on-a-U-S-airport-and-no-one-is-talking-about-it?detail=emaildkre

    • ultragreen

      Interesting little story, but there aren’t enough dead bodies to attract the mainstream media. They’re kind of like vultures.

      • jerry

        Yeah, but if he happened to belong to another religion, the WH would’ve had 10 press conferences on it already.

        • ultragreen

          Well, yeah, there is still a lot of hysteria surrounding Muslims.

        • jerry

          And would’ve tried to blame it on Iran.

          • Gustav2

            Then called on Congress to kill the deal so Iran can go back to making nukes.

    • Tawreos

      Because white guy = deluded individual

    • Tomcat

      Well you know it is not the time to talk about a terrorism act right after it happens, have to wait a respectable amount of time before talking about it./s

      • Tomcat

        So now that enough time has gone by, lets talk about it,,, ooh,ooh a squirrel, got to go.

    • arewemenoramidevo

      And the y’all-queda are rushing around on Twitter, insisting that he’s actually a Native American.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Why was it Gen. Kelly today and not Hope Hicks, the new comm. director? Scaramucci used to do the press briefings, but not Hicks?

  • Clive Johnson
    • Menergy

      ROFLMAO! Thanks for the fun!

  • TimCA

    I want to see the orange imbecile himself standing behind that podium answering for his own words and deeds!

    • Tawreos

      It will never happen unless he can get rid of the free press and just invite his favorite “news” sites in.

  • Ken M
    • thatotherjean

      Oh, yeah. Let those folks see the idiot they voted for when he’s not campaigning. I hope he scares them silly, the way he does the rest of us.

  • JWC

    Kelly pretty much needs to borrow the, Defence of Harvey Weinstein books, chapters 1-7

  • Leo
    • TampaDink

      Emphasis on “today”.

    • The_Wretched

      He started with denying things that should never need to be denied.

    • grada3784

      Of course not. It’s not Friday yet.

      • Ken M

        Wait for the 13th. Easier to remember, like 9/11.

  • Tomcat

    Mr Kelly can you saw with complete confidence that the president is not mentally unstable?
    Answer: I have to go.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    I missed it ? That’s too bad.

  • HZ81

    I didn’t miss this cun… person yet, did I? Says she’s up next but after Kelly…????

  • geoffalnutt

    It’s looking very “Goth” today. Horror is so natural on it.

  • Girlgoon

    The press should boycott the briefings. That would send a message

    • SDG

      Yep

  • Gianni

    “Sarah Huckabee Sanders will answer questions from reporters…..” This makes me wonder because every time I listen to one of these press conferences, I never actually hear her answer any question. She bobs, weaves, dodges, and avoids answering every bit as good as Sean Sphincter did.

  • SDG

    Am I the only person who wants to slap that sarcastic bitch right across the face? I can picture Church Lady doing it.