LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Patch reports:

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will brief reporters Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. Eastern. Sanders will likely face questions about the president’s recent decisions on the Iran deal and health care. At a Cabinet meeting earlier in the day, Trump declared that Obamacare is “dead,” despite the fact that his administration is still tasked with enforcing it. Later in the day, the president will deliver remarks at a private reception for South Carolina Gov. McMaster.

  • bkmn
  • JWC
  • Treant

    Pass, thanks, I’m doing the research on having a septoplasty, since it looks like that’s what I’m down to.

    • Adam King

      Oh, that’s too bad. I was hoping you were out of the woods surgery-wise. 🙁

      • Treant

        Yeah, me too. While the airflow is better and I could live with it, the feeling of the side of my nose collapsing onto my very deviated septum is actually worse.

        It’s possible I’m still a bit swollen and that this will subside. I’ll find out tomorrow but, frankly, he did say it was only moderately likely this would work.

        • Adam King

          Well whatever you do, keep breathing. Breathing is good for you. 🙂

    • Phillip in L.A.

      Make sure you get a good plastic surgeon who is also an otorhinolaryngologist! (Speaking as one who was forced to have that surgery as a teen, after an accidente de futból)

      • Treant

        Best in the city!

  • GayOldLady
    • PickyPecker

      Hi, Doll.
      If that sow is going to keep us waiting again, I think we should move to another section.

      • GayOldLady

        I’m with you honey!

    • Phillip in L.A.

      If only

  • MikeBx2

    Trump on Obama’s leadership in 2013: “Whatever happens, you’re responsible. If it doesn’t happen, you’re responsible.”

    Trump today…
    https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/919963327605944326

    • GayOldLady

      You’ve never blamed yourself for anything. You only take credit for things you consider “good”.

    • MikeBx2

      Perhaps he’s just tired from so much golf, but I enjoy hearing him sound a bit stressed this morning. His hair even looks disheveled.

      • GayOldLady

        His hair is thinning quickly. There’s never a day that it looks anything but a mess, but as it thins it’s become even worse. All that elaborate comb over isn’t working anymore because there’s not enough comb over hair to make it work.

    • CB

      So much for three co-equal branches of government.

  • Leo

    OT. Didn’t know if this was posted here. https://twitter.com/Forbes/status/919951444408782851

    • GayOldLady

      He just forgot he had it?

      • Adam King

        He lied.

        • GayOldLady

          Of course!

      • Gustav2

        He dumped it into a family trust after the election and said since he didn’t “control” it any longer, he didn’t have to report it.

        • GayOldLady

          Clever. I don’t know why it’s never occurred to me to do that with my extra 2 billion dollars.

          • PickyPecker

            Doll, ain’t that just your walkin’ around money?

          • GayOldLady

            Of course sweetie!!! That’s what I throw onto the dresser at night when I take off my jeans.

          • Gustav2

            Walking around money? Hell, that’s couch change.

          • greenmanTN

            That’s his pin money, in case a beau gets ‘fresh’ and he has to make his own way home.

          • prixator

            Does anyone use the term “spending loot”, anymore? I would like to, but I never have any to speak of.

        • The_Wretched

          Even the Trump ethics board thought that was bs before they were hushed up and ignored.

          • TampaDink

            Wait, what? There is a trump ethics board?

          • The_Wretched

            Yes, all the ones who could quit the job noisily.

          • TampaDink

            There haven’t been enough of those noisy departures yet.
            (I’m looking at you hair furor…and you too, mike pence none the bitcher.)

          • GayOldLady

            “trump ethics” = Oxymoron

          • TampaDink

            We still have a refrigerator magnet from 1999:
            “Compassionate Conservative” is an oxymoron.
            George Bush is just a moron.”

          • GayOldLady

            I think I remember that.

          • TampaDink

            Those words still ring true….but hair furor is doing his best to make Dubya seem wise.

      • Dagoril

        I often forget about my billions too.

        • Todd20036

          A billion here, a billion there, and soon you may be talking about a lot of money.

      • greenmanTN

        He forgot to look behind the couch cushions.

    • Gustav2

      Rounding error?

      And why are we counting laundered rubles in dollars?

    • JWC

      The quiet crook He holds many many keys

    • The_Wretched

      hey! a billion or two here and there and it adds up to real money.

    • Ninja0980

      Draining the swamp I see.

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    That top looks like a uniform you would wear at a taffy store on the Atlantic Boardwalk.

  • Pollos Hermanos
  • Leo

    OT2: Today show editor leaked Lawrence video as joke, was fired on Sept. 26th.

  • PickyPecker
    • GayOldLady

      That’s a very good caricature.

    • GayOldLady

      Many years ago I worked with a guy who was an Engineer who loved to do caricatures of people around the office and in the plant. For some reason he regularly drew caricatures of me doing various things around the office. On the computer, at a meeting, drinking coffee, etc. He would post his caricatures on the office bulletin board. Everyone loved them. When I left the company he gave me a couple of the one’s he’d done of me, framed and signed. I really loved them.

    • greenmanTN

      OMG, I never realized before that Sarah HS looks just like John Belushi in a wig!

      • GayOldLady

        LOL!! Yeah!!!

  • JWC
  • PickyPecker
    • Sam_Handwich

      PickyPecker, you come right back here this instant!!

      • PickyPecker
        • JT

          Go get ’em, PickyPecker!
          https://i.imgur.com/TTE6Xf6.gif

          • Phillip in L.A.

            I’ve seen this movie, too–but in the Schnauzer v. Baby Chick version, the baby chick ends up in the Schnauzer’s mouth, and doesn’t move any more, ever again.

            P.S. Ms Huckabee-Sanders might want to consult the following video of Chaka Khan on “Top of the Pops” for fashion advice

            Rufus feat. Chaka Khan–“Once You Get Started”
            https://youtu.be/7fgKhuqNtxw

          • KCMC

            Mmmmm. Rufus. Ruf Me.

          • Lars Littlefield

            Rock those flaired trousers, girl!

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Time to get funky–it’s lunch-time!

            Chaka Khan & Rufus–“Ain’t Nobody (F. Knuckles Remix)”

            https://youtu.be/swoL7EJ4Iw0

          • Danieruw

            That whole album is fantastic!

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  • Lazycrockett

    Aw Damnit Im on the way to the supermarket.

  • shellback
    • Phillip in L.A.

      Can we please have her as the new White House Talking-Thing? She makes more sense to me than Ms Huckabee-Sanders ever has or will

    • greenmanTN

      I always liked the line from Clueless. “She’s a total Monet. She doesn’t look bad from a distance but you look at her close and she’s a big ole mess!”

      (SHS doesn’t even look good from a distance.)

  • Sam_Handwich

    Dotard and Mitch are holding a kum ba yah session in the rose garden right now

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?435800-101/president-trump-speaks-meeting-majority-leader-mcconnell

    supposed to take questions

    • Gustav2

      Notice how they are saying, “we might not get it done by the calendar year.”

  • Gustav2

    Trump and McConnell are now telling the reporters are wrong about saying there is disagreements in the Republican ranks about the agenda….and WE HAVE GORSUCH!

  • Phillip in L.A.

    Gawd–I don’t think Ms Huckabee-Sanders should wear stripes on tee-vee! They make her look even more *severe* (although perhaps that’s “the look” she’s going for?)

    • Robincho

      The clerk-at-the-taffy-stand look is very big in Fort Smith this season…

  • PickyPecker
  • Gustav2

    How do you get prescription prices down without single payer?

    • Phillip in L.A.

      Easy. Congress just passes a law saying Medicare can negotiate with drug companies

      • Gustav2

        That will only take care of Medicare. What Medicaid pays does not change the rest of the market.

        • Phillip in L.A.

          What percentage of Americans are covered by Medicare? The good is not the enemy of the perfect.

    • Natty Enquirer

      The Congress shall have power … To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes.

  • Leo
    • The_Wretched

      Him and me both. Half the time when there’s a real Trump tweet, I think it’s a satire post.

    • greenmanTN

      Join the club.

    • stevenj

      Good thing he’s Canadian. If he were an American he’d be coming home to the Republican Taliban.

  • O/T: Staffer Working on Trump’s Voter-Suppression Commission Arrested on Child-Porn Charges

  • Natty Enquirer

    Frock o’ the Day betting pool now open.

  • Gustav2

    Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) “will not return to Washington on Monday as planned due to continued health problems — denying Senate Republicans a reliable vote as they take up a must-pass budget later this week,” Politico reports.

    A statement from his office said that he will “return to the Senate when his health permits.”

    USA Today: “Cochran’s failure to return to work Monday has prompted numerous national news reports saying GOP leaders are worried about an extended absence of a key member of the budget-setting process and a Republican vote they can’t afford to lose on pending measures.”

    https://politicalwire.com/2017/10/16/cochran-still-not-back-work/

    • Lars Littlefield

      He’s got hook worm again? Someone needs to force him to wear shoes at all times.

      • Adam King

        But that swamp mud feels so nice and squishy between the toes!

      • Phillip in L.A.

        But how long does it take to fully de-worm a Senator?

  • Lars Littlefield

    OT: Yet Another Moment of Domestic Bliss
    We were getting ready to drive into town.

    Me: Does this shirt smell clean enough to wear again?
    Him: If you’re French.

    • KCMC

      He’s a keeper. Do your damn laundry already.

    • Phillip in L.A.

      Well, are you French?

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Has it started yet ? Is it over ? What happened ?

    • Adam King

      It hasn’t started, and it’s over.

    • PickyPecker

      You still have time to visit the snack bar, it seems.

      • Gustav2

        No Sarah today after the Donnie and Mitch Show.

        • Natty Enquirer

          Still on the schedule.

          • Gustav2

            They had to run the press out to the Rose Garden because they were waiting for the Sarah Show to start.

            The press is now filing stories not waiting for her.

    • Gustav2

      The Preznit is having a presser now.

    • ByronK

      I kept moving the through the clip hoping to see what monstrosity she was wearing today, I got right near the end and it went from “Starting shortly” to “No Events Scheduled for Today”. I suddenly became worried that perhaps I’ve been wrong all these years and there actually is a god.

  • Gustav2

    MSNBC just politely called Trump a liar…”That is wrong.”

  • Gustav2

    Obama tweets Trump saying he didn’t call fallen soldiers families “is a lie”

  • JWC

    so Far Sarah has not graced my computer

    • Natty Enquirer

      Resked to 1830Z.

    • Gustav2

      She may not because the Preznit and McConnell had an unscheduled presser in the Rose Garden. She might not be able to make up her prepared BS this quickly.

      • Natty Enquirer

        What? All she needs is “The President has been very clear” and “I’m not going to dignify that from the podium” and “I haven’t had that conversation with the President.”

        • Gustav2

          No one on the cable networks have gone back inside, they are all outside getting face time, not in the pressroom.

      • JWC

        Prepared statements would be one of 4 I”ll get back to you, I don’t know, We didn’t discuss that. I have already covered that

  • greenmanTN
    • Natty Enquirer

      MOOvelous!

    • ByronK

      Udderly appropriate.

    • Tawreos

      I see Sarah finally found an outfit she looks good in. The tiara might be a bit much, but we all need to feel like the queen at one time or another.

  • hdtex
  • Bluto
  • safari
    • Bluto

      Try refesh. It’s telling me it will begin shortly.

      • The_Wretched

        I refreshed and the vid feed went from ‘shortly’ to safari’s image. I’m guessing today’s big lie about prior presidents not contacting families of dead service members couldn’t be glossed over that easily.

  • safari

    So, what was Donald’s presser about?

  • HZ81

    Mine keeps konking out. C’mon, Fuckabee.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • safari

      Being sick sucks and so does death?

    • Lars Littlefield

      I’m heating up the tar. Who has the feathers?

      • safari

        Picky

    • The_Wretched

      Health care means poor people can work.

  • Natty Enquirer

    Alas, no Sarah Snack to-day.

  • greenmanTN
    • Phillip in L.A.

      Just watch out for those Red Dolls, Neely!–ask Marilyn about that if there is any confusion

  • Kissmagrits

    My God! Now Sarah looks like the test pattern on our old black and white TV…..minus the Indian chief’s headdress.

  • darren lyle