LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

CBS News breaks down the potential topics:

Bannon backlash: In an upcoming book by Michael Wolff,”Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon reportedly calls Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with Russians “treasonous” and “unpatriotic,” according to the Guardian. President Trump responded to Bannon Wednesday afternoon, saying that when he was fired from the White House, “he not only lost his job, he lost his mind”

Potential Romney run: Following the announcement that Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, will not seek reelection, attention has focused on former 2012 Republican presidential candidate and Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who may be interested in running. Romney has been a vocal critic of Mr. Trump;

North Korea: Tensions between North Korea and the United States continue to rise after leader Kim Jong Un said Monday that “the button for nuclear weapons is on my table.” Mr. Trump responded in a tweet Tuesday that he also has “a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!”

  • You’re kidding. They’re actually gonna have one today? Wow.

  • Rex

    So, this should be nice and quiet.

  • Rex

    Ya know she’s gonna have a complete break-down during one of these, it’s only a matter of time.

  • PickyPecker
  • tbj5
  • “So, Sarah, just how many hamburgers and buckets of fried chicken did the President rage-eat so far today?”

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      She got to them first.
      You really have to watch her.

  • Joe in PA

    And I guess the only person capable of asking why they fired all the HIV/AIDS commission folks is the reporter from The Washington Blade…and Sarah Fuckstick won’t call on him. Come on media.

  • JWC

    Oh joy what “Haute Cotuier” shall we be entreated with today , along with general scowls ,rebuke , disdain and rude plus several lies tossed in

  • Karl Dubhe 2

    Today’s might be worth watching. πŸ™‚

    I’m watching last night’s R Maddow Show while we wait.

    • Joe in PA

      As someone commented last night…it is particularly scary broadcast. πŸ™

      • Karl Dubhe 2

        It was after that show that Trump started tweeting, right?

        Or did he tweet before the show aired?

        • Joe in PA

          Before. I doubt he is up till 10:00PM.

          • kareemachan

            People with dementia tend to wake up in the wee hours of the morning….

    • Lars Littlefield

      I just finished watching the 50 Foot Woman on TMC Now I’m in the mood for some more cheesy bad drama.

  • Slippy_World
  • Treant

    Not today, Sarah. This one’ll go right past spin and into blatant lying in five second flat.

    • Joe in PA

      Look, the president has been very clear….

  • bkmn
    • Halou

      I’d love to see her reaction, and also Trump’s, if the Democrats sweep the board this year. Literally the very moment a Democrat majority congress put a bill on his desk for signing… It’s going to get explosive!

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Sarah, we are only here to mock you, count your lies and drink every time you say LOOK.

    Many of us like to drink.

  • Halou

    Torture yourself if you want, I’m out before this circus act even begins.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      It’s our kink

  • jimbo65

    I’ll just have to read the cliff notes version. I can’t stand to hear this hypocrite, so called Christian cow vomit lies.

  • bkmn

    I really wish the entire press corp would stand up and walk out when she starts lying each day.

    • safari

      I want them to throw waffles.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        She’d catch every single one with her mouth.

      • Joe in PA

        Did someone say twatwaffle?

        • kareemachan

          “twuntwaffle”

    • Halou

      It would be a virtuous stand against deceitful and corrupt government, but it wont be good for ratings. Everyone with any interest in politics will flock on over to Fox, Infowars, RT, Breitbart, etc, who will have a monopoly on what gets asked. They will bury SHS under an avalanche of softballs.

  • Treant

    OT: Snowmageddon tonight (we get all of an inch or so), but the Janie orange marigold is starting to bloom just in time for my birthday (Monday).

    Its friend, a Madagascar periwinkle, is about a month old and just starting to develop. They’re slow and delicate. Not pictured: one Christmas cactus and three ageratum.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/399ea1aac13423b4fd9567fe3258d35bde5fa10a48f88e6f5ba87fb423b822e9.jpg

    • Joe in PA

      Reminds us again on Monday…we’ve got a lot of trump and booze to get through before then.

    • teeveedub

      We share a birthday (along with Elvis, David Bowie and Soupy Sales).

      • Treant

        Plus Steven Hawking!

  • safari

    What does Sarah in crisis mode look like, one wonders?

    • bkmn

      My guess involves more french fries.

    • Tawreos

      She has a flask that she drinks out of, “for medicinal purposes”

      • William

        My great-grandmother had that same prescription. She had to go out to the barn to drink it.

        • Lars Littlefield

          So, that’s why it burned down.

          • William

            Oh no, I was there in the 90s, trying to fish her bottles out from under the floorboards.

  • bkmn
  • Tawreos

    Looks like the lunch rush at the Waffle House is over.

  • Bluto
  • Lazycrockett
    • Halou

      Note to criminals: If you don’t like being investigated for the crimes you commit, do a Paul Manafort and sue the people investigating you for overstepping their legitimate authority.. Genius!

  • Halou
  • bkmn

    Can’t wait for this to be tossed…,

    https://twitter.com/hsu_spencer/status/948645648538234880

    • Bluto

      HA!

    • Halou

      What’s he complaining about now?
      He is literally the most privileged traitor to have ever walked the earth, since he was let out on bail despite a mountain of evidence that he committed the crimes, despite the fact he continued to engage with the Russians despite the terms of his bail agreement said “don’t talk to the Russians”, and despite him being a proven flight risk.

      Despite the entire affair Paul Manafort was all but set free. And he complains that… what… he was mistreated?

      • The_Wretched

        It’s a valid legal point but otherwise nutty. Law enforcement is limited – usually by jurisdiction but also by subject matter. Manafort is essentially saying that he was across the county line so the sheriff can’t get him. Of course, he should have filed this as a motion with the current court and not as a collateral attack in a new court. I’m getting some back and forth with another commentor on the scope of Mueller’s authority. i think it’s pretty broad while he thinks it’s much more limited.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    She reminds me of someone.

    Does Quasimoda ring a bell?

    • William

      You are wicked! Come sit next to me.

    • kareemachan

      The jingle “B-I-T-C-H” comes to mind….

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
  • Gustav2

    “Look, the president’s tweets speak for themselves and I have nothing to add.”

    • Joe in PA

      I haven’t asked him that question specifically…next.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        ” I’ll get back to you although I have no intention of doing so “

      • Gustav2

        See, we could do her job and probably look better in a mumu!

        • Lars Littlefield

          And we could all fit into the same mumu.

    • Donald’s tweets say he’s absolutely bug-fuck crazy and shouldn’t be trusted even with a pair of scissors at this point, never mind nuclear weapons.

  • Lars Littlefield

    And now it begins!

  • Gustav2

    My dear, I told you once before, windowpane is not your color!

  • kanehau

    SPEAKS FOR ITSELF!

  • Karl Dubhe 2

    I had a tablecloth that had that pattern.

  • JWC

    Ah a Kids bedspread

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    She reads her statements with such a sneer in her voice.

  • Lazycrockett

    She isnt going to answer shit.

  • Karl Dubhe 2

    No comment

  • Karl Dubhe 2

    still no comment

  • Gustav2

    We called it….the president’s statement addresses..

  • Joe in PA

    Dodge, weave.

    • Gustav2

      Did you call her a Dodge in a weave?

      • Joe in PA

        LOL

  • Karl Dubhe 2

    seriously, you don’t expect me to comment on anything, do you?

  • Lazycrockett
  • Karl Dubhe 2

    A poisonous snake, yes, he showed that. People refused to believe it.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Oh Sarah, you haven’t learned a fucking thing

  • Gustav2

    The base is happy.

  • Joe in PA

    Did she make that dress/tent herself?

    • Treant

      I believe it’s from Omar the Tent-Maker. I’d recognize his work anywhere.

  • safari
    • kanehau

      Soundproofing tiles.

    • stevenj

      Dingy linoleum.

    • Joe in PA

      Simplicity pattern number 201

    • Lazycrockett

      I was going with a car tarp.

    • safari

      Did the seamstress even try to put this together?

      • Tawreos

        She was going to until she realized who it was for

      • The_Wretched

        There’s a few weird puckers. The dress is off too.

      • ChrisMorley

        The shoulder pads are of different sizes.

    • Tawreos

      We need pics without the two microphones, they always make me think her breasts are watching me

    • I’ll say it again: Either she has no gay male friends whatsoever, or one who pretends to like her but secretly loathes her.

      “I PROmise, honey, you look absolutely smashing in that frock! Now add the fake pearls and the biggest false eyelashes you can manage to keep stuck to your lids.”

    • Christopher

      Definitely looked better as the bathroom floor.

    • William

      We had that floor in the downstairs bathroom, around 1972.

      • Lars Littlefield

        I had a pair of bell bottoms, circa 1967-68. Same window pane plaid. Only better tailored.

    • safari

      As I look at the puckers on the arms… what kind of clothes hanger was this hanging on?

      • Lars Littlefield

        One of those plastic ones they use at Lane Bryant.

        • safari

          Do they make XXXL hangers?

          • Lars Littlefield

            Of course. They cater to the full figure big gals of all sizes. They also are a division of Triple A Tent and Awning. They can make anything and accommodate any comely lass.

      • The_Wretched

        Hanger? That’s fancy. She just jams a dowel rod in there and then puts the dowels on a hook.

    • TominDC

      Why is she always wearing pearls?

      • safari

        She’s classy

    • ClevelandJim

      Omg, why would anyone EVER use a windowpane plaid for something with raglan sleeves?? That’s just embarrassing.

  • Bluto

    in other words, cheeto has no intent to be president for ALL the murican peole

  • Karl Dubhe 2

    Treason? No. Of course not. Never, someone pass the smelling salts…

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    the “collusia” with Russia?

    • Gustav2

      Is there an ointment for that?

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Ha ha go Peter

  • Scott Fitler

    The “Collusia?” Sounds like a powerful cocktail.

    • Natty Enquirer

      Goes better with covfefe.

    • Joe in PA

      Wasn’t that someone on The Apprentice?

    • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

      Should be a drag name.

      • Tawreos

        Collusia Trump?

  • Karl Dubhe 2

    A question on Trump’s mental state? Finally!

  • Lars Littlefield

    Yup. We’re all gonna die!

  • Will Parkinson

    The whole fucking administration is treasonous. And that includes Bannon, because if he knew and didn’t tell, he’s guilty.

  • Joe in PA

    you don’t “cower down”…you cower.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Oh, you don’t know our Sarah

  • Bluto

    NK has done nothing that murica has not.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Tom and Tom again ?? Who the fuck is Tom ??

    • ClevelandJim

      He’s that guy with Tom. You answered your own question. πŸ˜‰

  • Cuberly Deux

    Here we go.

  • Gustav2

    Well look…

  • Bluto

    bannon was only a coffee boy.

    • kanehau

      covfefe

    • Snarky

      Covfefe. Fixed that for you.

    • Lars Littlefield

      Get him on all fours and you have a coffee table.

      • Christopher

        …that shits on the floor.

        Keep the receipt!

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Everything the President has ever said has been extremely, crystal clear. So why do you dummies keep asking me to clarify it!!!

  • Joe in PA

    since he took office

    She keeps couching it that way.

  • Karl Dubhe 2

    Lies! all LIES!!!!1111

  • Gustav2

    She doesn’t know shit…except EXACTLY how much time Wolff talked to Trump.

  • Scott Fitler

    God that constipated face. Stop squeezing Sarah it will eventually come out on its own.

    • ClevelandJim

      Maybe it’s the opposite entirely, and she’s squeezing to keep it IN.

  • boobert

    I can’t watch, but I’ll read your comments.

    • ClevelandJim

      Same here.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Joe in PA

      We’re all gonna die. πŸ™

      • Karl Dubhe 2

        Much sooner than expected too. πŸ™

      • Scott Fitler

        Time for a Collusia and Creme!

        • Lars Littlefield

          Isn’t that called a white russian?

          • Gustav2

            White Russians include vodka

          • Lars Littlefield

            Ah, yes. I forgot.

          • Gustav2

            Don’t ever forget vodka! How would we survive?

          • Harveyrabbit

            In the tRump White house there are no black russians.

    • boobert

      One crazy person taunting another crazy person never ends well !

  • Gustav2

    Everything is Bannon’s fault?

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    LOL @ Awards

  • Cuberly Deux

    HA! IT’s almost all questions about Bannon…lol….

    • clay

      It’s their own fault for providing that hand-out BEFORE the meeting.

  • Snarky

    SHS is going to blame the entire Wolff book on Bannon as a disgruntled former employee.

    • safari

      Low-level employee. Barely worked there.

      • DreadPikathulhu

        Who? He picked up the cigarette butts.

  • Gustav2

    Soooo, Trump didn’t get a Golden Globe either?

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Waiting for her say ” It was that Bitch Kelly Ann who filled that book with lies “

  • Karl Dubhe 2

    We’re not planning any infrastructure, we’re planning on planning for developing a plan on planning how to roll out the infrastructure plan.

    Easy peasy.

    • Bluto

      you broke the code.

      • Karl Dubhe 2

        I feel like Woody Woodpecker, afters…

    • safari

      It’s infrastructure week?

      • Karl Dubhe 2

        Always.

  • kanehau

    “They sleep apart because SHE snores”

    • Snarky

      She kept kicking him in the crotch and blaming it on restless leg syndrome.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Again with ” circle back “

    • Joe in PA

      Hey, I’ll take “circle back” over Spiceys “tick tock”. πŸ™

  • Gustav2

    Bullshit, you were just trying to hop on the Republican Party gravy train. The candidate didn’t matter.

  • Cuberly Deux

    Here we go…Steve wasn’t particularly valuable in the WH….as he sat at the table in national security meetings blah blah…what lunacy….

  • Bluto

    thanks Obama!

  • Joe in PA

    Tweeting at a mad man is “strength”?

    • clay

      well, it’s certainly not online bullying!

      /s

  • Karl Dubhe 2

    Let’s all blame the black guy for the current president’s insanity.

    Stupid bint.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Have you seen the Big Button Sarah ?
    Did you touch it ??

    • Gustav2

      Ewwwwwww.

    • Lars Littlefield

      Does it make you all tingly down there?

    • Snarky

      “Show us on this doll where the president touched your button”

    • ClevelandJim

      She licked it–it had a little mayo on it…well, it looked like mayo.

  • Lars Littlefield

    Who is Sarah’s doppleganger sitting in the press room and wearing the purple dress?

  • Lazycrockett

    Sanders just confirmed that Drumpfs button is bigger.

    • The_Wretched

      Did they get out the measuring tapes?

  • Karl Dubhe 2

    Fucking liar. Why doesn’t the press call her on that bullshit?

    Complicit?

    • Compliant. Sadly, that’s what about 95% of the press media became during the last generation.

    • Gustav2

      If they do that they will be banned and lose their 6 figure salaries.

    • Snarky

      The briefings are all show, on both sides of the podium. The real work that good reporters do is before and after this event. When she lies, is incomplete or patronizing, that counts as an official WH statement. Check the box and move on to covering accurate sources.

  • Gustav2

    A four paragraph statement that was grammatically correct!

    • Cuberly Deux

      Stephen Miller.

  • Joe in PA

    These people are WAY TOO NICE to this lying bitch.

  • Gustav2

    I can say, “Fuck you!” but want to continue to negotiate!

  • fuzzybits

    I actually have this on. Can this slag say”the previous administration”, one more fucking time!!!

    • Gustav2

      Yes.

  • Gustav2

    Soft question with the answer in it!

  • Karl Dubhe 2

    I love how she asks for a question, then looks away from the people. Not listening to the questions, really.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    See that ? When talking about releasing visitor logs ??
    Her inappropriate smiles tell me she is nothing but an evil bitch.

    • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

      She even smiles when talking about nuclear war.

      • Juvela Bumblebee

        Probably a genuine smile.

    • The_Wretched

      She smiles when she remembers the ‘zingers’ her staff wrote.

  • Lazycrockett

    Keep poking that Hornets nest, doesn’t seem like a smart idea.

  • fuzzybits

    I thought I heard about The Washington Blade not being called on anymore. Was that true?

    • Joe in PA

      I saw that story about a month ago…I think it is still true.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Any New Years resolutions Sarah ?? Diet ? Anything ??

    • fuzzybits

      More tablecloths made into fabulous frocks.

  • Cuberly Deux

    The asshole sells his brand as licensing deals for other peoples buildings. What about his supposed skills in that venue translate into dealing with a nuclear threat?

    • Lars Littlefield

      Oh, why don’t you just get picky. Sheesh!

      • Cuberly Deux

        lol…ARGH!

        This is so maddening….

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    You have ALL the power of Washington !!
    The Dems are not needed to do your evil !!

  • Gustav2

    The president talked to Bannon because Bannon asked?

    LOL

    • Halou

      Wow, such a “leader”…

    • boobert

      ????

      • Gustav2

        Sarah said the only reason Trump took Bannon’s calls is because Bannon asked to call Trump…

        As we all know, Trump is known to be that polite.

        • boobert

          She’s bonkers !

      • William

        That is what the press was thinking.

    • kanehau

      He felt sorry for the mentally insane guy.

      • Natty Enquirer

        Does not clarify.

  • safari

    Go Euro-guy

    • Halou

      I’m not watching, what did they say?

      • safari

        He asked if the “crazy” Kim stance is from an official assessment or just an opinion.

        Sarah said she’d no longer talk about it.

        • Halou

          That means it is the latter, she’s just too weak and frightened to say so.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Which company is giving massive bonuses across the board?

    • The_Wretched

      The WH had a PR push that listed AT&T and a few other big corps. It sort of fizzled.

      • William

        It fizzled when AT&T announced layoffs.

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      Well, mine is. $1000.00 each to around 28,000 employees, explained as direct result of Corporate tax cut. They are also increasing the amount they will match for our 401k. That being said… Fuck Drumph and all the rethugs who hobbled this horrific tax law into place. I’d have rather done without, to be honest.
      Edit: I realize I am very luck to not need to count on that. Many people receiving it, need it far more than I.

      • BobSF_94117

        Please calculate the size of the bonus and the matching and compare it to the size of their tax cut before using words like “massive”.

        • BJORN RAGNVALDR

          I am confused, please refer to my usage of massive. That term is usually reserved for the Husbeast.
          OH, I se where the person i responded to used massive. I think what my company gave is a mere drop of water compared to what they’ll get. Plus, taxed at 40% percent Drumph can claim windfall taxes to pay for his fucked up plan.

      • BobSF_94117

        As far as counting on it, since it’s enabled by pure federal debt, remember you have to pay it back in taxes, with interest, so invest it wisely…

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Shut up, just go

  • Natty Enquirer

    Presidential aggression. Yes, just what the U.S. needs.

    • Joe in PA

      Plays will in Trumpistan.

  • Lars Littlefield

    Quick exit. Must be the runs.

    • Bluto

      a Snickers bar is calling her name.

      • Joe in PA

        She strikes me more as a fresh Crispy Creme type, but ok.

        • Joe in PA

          Krispy Kreme?

          • safari

            Let’s not encourage using K’s where they don’t belong.

          • Joe in PA
          • boobert

            Like Tastykake PB Kandy Kakes ! When I first worked there they called them Tandy Takes !

          • safari

            I always think “don’t come in here people of color” when I see Ks substituting for Cs.

          • Joe in PA

            Indeed. Especially the beauty salons located in a trailer with the name “Kut-n-Kurl”. Gag.

          • William

            Unnecessary ‘e’s at the the end of words put me over the edge. Doubly so when there is a superfluous ‘p’ included, as in the word “shoppe”.

        • safari

          “Oh, you must have a warm Crispy Creme”
          I tried it once. It made me ill.

          • Joe in PA

            Really? I have as well and I liked it. πŸ™‚

          • Gretchen

            I freely admit to loving warm Krispy Kreme doughnuts with a glass of cold milk. I don’t care how they spell it.

            To paraphrase the Bard, a doughnut by any other name tastes as sweet.

    • fuzzybits

      Her and donnie shared a bag of big macs last night.

      • safari

        They are 2 for $5 I read.

  • safari

    *smokebomb*
    Cut camera

  • Gustav2

    RUN!

  • Joe in PA

    Big problem with people “putting out misleading information”.

    Bwahahahaha.

  • safari

    Well. That was enjoyable. Steve Bannon lost his mind after he was fired is the offical stance, Donald isn’t taunting, and the other policies and their critical timing Β―_(ツ)_/Β―

    • ClevelandJim

      Mmm, but the stuff from the new book was all said before he was fired, no?

  • Snarky

    Huckabee Sanders: “People are not entitled to their own facts”
    Kellyanne Conway: “Sean Spicer, our press secretary gave alternative facts.”

  • JWC

    OK Boys and girls, as we wipe down the bullshit,what did we all learn from this stimulating session

    • Lars Littlefield

      That Sarah has gained a few pounds.

    • Gustav2
    • safari

      The Dreamers will be deported

    • safari

      Taking Jerusalem off the negotiating table doesn’t take Jerusalem off the negotiating table.

    • fuzzybits
    • safari

      Donald is taunting a crazy nuclear-mad dictator as a sign of strength. And don’t call it a taunt.

      • Lars Littlefield

        Yesh. He’s just funnin’ Kim.

      • The_Wretched

        Don’t taunt ‘happy fun ball’.

    • safari

      The book is all lies. And Steve Bannon went insane immediately after being fired. Plus he wasn’t there when Donald won the nomination.

      • safari

        Followup: Donald is fine talking to crazy people for months after they went crazy.

  • boobert

    Please tell me it didn’t go well. That would mean the moron will fire someone.

  • coram nobis

    What about that new tell all book, “Covfefe, Pee or Me”, Sarah?

    • Gianni

      Great title! Can I pre-order?

  • TexasBoy

    next up, Donald and McDonald’s sign a co-advertising agreement. McD’s makes specialty version of a Big Mac, called the Big Don.

  • Tempus Fuggit
  • Gianni

    I didn’t (can’t bear to) watch it. Did Sarah actually answer any questions w/o her usual sidestepping, dodging, bobbing and weaving? It’s actually a rhetorical question. I know the answer from the past year’s worth of conferences.

  • Wade Persnippy

    I really think she needs to get fucked, like Boreal