LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Heavy.com reports:

White House Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah will fill in for Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders today in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House. Before joining the administration, Shah called President Trump a “deplorable,” and also worked on campaign ads against him. During high school, Shah volunteered for Representative Chris Shays and interned for Senator Joe Lieberman. He cast his first vote for George W. Bush, and interned in the White House in 2005. In 2010, Shah worked as campaign spokesman for New Mexico candidate for governor Susana Martinez.

  • Friday’s_cat

    Sarah couldn’t get Trump DNA out the grannie’s parlor drapes to wear?

  • bkmn
  • safari

    Dress Barn is a demeaning store name.

    • greenmanTN

      Yet accurate.

  • Friday’s_cat

    After the briefing was over ICE agents wrestled Shah to the ground and cuffed him. He on a bus to Mexico as I type this.

    • Harveyrabbit

      .. all the while yelling “I’m One Of YOU!!! MAGA! MAGA!” over and over again.

    • B Snow

      I really wish Disqus had an LOL button like facebook does.

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

    This is guy that called trump a “deplorable” before he sold his soul. Surprised he wasn’t fired edit to add link

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/02/white-house-official-called-trump-a-deplorable.html

    • Menergy

      Meh, let bygones be bygones, yanno. /s

  • safari

    O/T: Hmm…

    More than 50 people from Russia’s religious and political elite are attending the National Prayer Breakfast along with President Donald Trump on Thursday, according to organizers. The number is three times higher than last year’s quota of Russians to attend the high-profile event.

    http://www.newsweek.com/trump-and-large-russian-delegation-attend-national-prayer-breakfast-801195

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      he honestly has no idea that he’s a puppet. Not a fucking clue.

      • Max_1

        Useful idiots rarely understand how useful they are.

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        You would think that having Putin’s forearm lodged firmly up his prodigious keister would give him a clue.

    • james1200
  • Oscarlating Wildely

    (Obviously Trump and Pence have been kept away from the briefing room. One look at Shah and the place would go into lockdown, Twitter would all but melt in overuse, and the bunkers would be full with 45’s brood as the assumption is “the brown people have taken over the White House!”)

  • safari

    I wonder what color his frock will be?

    • Rambie

      Deplorable Red

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Soviet Schmatta: all the Republicans are wearing it these days.

  • Boreal
  • JWC

    Oh my goodness does this spell “pro- de- motions” foe Sarah

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      She’s all out of lies and is getting refilled. Shah is the emergency lie replacement supply.

  • billbear1961

    We want the Deplorable One’s TAX RETURNS, Shah!

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Perhaps this is why Sarah Slanders of the dog-torturing Huckabee family can’t show her face today.

    Sarah Hackabee Slanders: “Rob Porter has been effective in his role as Staff Secretary. The President and Chief of Staff have full confidence in his abilities and his performance.”

    • Boreal

      Nah, she has no shame and would get up there and lie,

    • billbear1961

      They have full confidence in his eager willingness to beat up women.

  • Boreal

    ‘Shah called President Trump a “deplorable,” and also worked on campaign ads against him.’

    Turncoat better watch his back or one of his comrades will stick a knife in it.

  • Dirk Prophet

    This guy called me from India trying to sell me cheap BS Viagra.

  • Rex

    What? Is Sarah still refilling coffee mugs at the prayer breakfast?

    • Guess?

      Probably washing the pastor splooge out of her hair.

    • stevenj

      Slingin’ hash.

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        Jeff Sessions says to take aspirin instead of hash.

        • The_Wretched

          Shades of the Black Knight’s ‘Flesh wound’.

  • Halou

    Even when they drag Substitute Sanders out of the box, I’m still not watching it.

  • billbear1961

    The Republic in intensive care.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MRktJroA80

  • BJORN RAGNVALDR
  • TexasBoy

    Sarah is still saying her breakfast prayers.

    • Gustav2

      Goodness, then she will have to start on her second breakfast prayers.

  • Lazycrockett

    Maybe Porter beat all the women on the way out.

  • HZ81

    Hmm, I have roughy; a half hour before this starts. Should I eat lunch now or wait so I don’t lose it over some WH bullshit?

  • greenmanTN

    If he isn’t dressed like a wall-eyed Amish hooker it’s just not going to be the same.

  • Gustav2
  • Tread

    I bet we’ll see Raj’s resignation by end of day if he doesn’t tongue-wash Trump’s ass through this briefing.

  • Ninja0980

    How long will it be before the Trump bots get mad that there’s a brown person speaking?

  • Jim Gallagher-Barker

    I’m guessing he’s yet another stain on the Republic who’s whored out his integrity and good name for the sake of apparent power.

    Because he for damned sure won’t be receiving any loyalty.

  • Eric

    Sarah looks good today. Toned down her makeup a bit, and got that right eye wrangled back into place.

  • Sam_Handwich

    according to wikipedia this guy is only 33

  • JWC

    Is this gentleman to be Trump’s token “brown man”?

    • MoonlightUnkindledOne

      I thought Carson and Pai were the tokens.

      • JWC

        Has Ben been forced to resign yet

  • Sam_Handwich

    DELAYED to 3:15

    • The_Wretched

      Which time zone?

      • Bluto

        Moscow time.

  • Gustav2

    For everyone freaking out over the bouncing Stock Market:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMl5l6mOySU

  • JWC

    well he is just as slow as Sarah

  • MoonlightUnkindledOne

    Dude, Shah, ANY job would have been better than working for the Trump administration. Sad.

    • Bambino

      Someone looking for a short term benefit rather than a reference in a resume.

  • ECarpenter

    It’s just a fact that a small percentage of people of color support Trump. Why should that astonish some commenters? We all know that some people believe what Trump says and don’t question it, and from what he says about himself, he’s a delightful and humble person.

    • Michael White

      Yes, if I side with him I won’t go to the ovens.

  • Bluto

    Late every single fucking day. Don’t tell me this isn’t on purpose.

    • The_Wretched

      They do it to stress the press corps as a control technique.

      • Bambino

        Its time for the media to send their intern instead.

  • Henry Auvil

    Raj Shah sound way too muslin to be speaking for this administration. Is Sarah off having an abortion of something? People are saying…

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Look, the American people obviously voted for an administration that punches women in the face.

    • The_Wretched

      Well, when they aren’t busy grabbing them by the hooha.

    • Boreal

      Trump voters: I can’t believe that the party I voted for, the party that punches women in the face, punched me in the face but I like it.

  • Bambino
  • Boreal
  • Sam_Handwich

    Dotard has him unclogging the Slushie machine in the oval office

    • Boreal

      Thank you, come again.

  • Bluto
  • boobert

    Clutch the pearls ! A brown person !

    • Bambino

      As brown as Omarosa is black.

  • Lazycrockett

    This shit hasn’t happened yet?

    • Sam_Handwich

      nope 70 minutes behind schedule

      2:30
      3:15
      ???

  • stevenj

    No sound? Or is the suit telling the reporters not to ask hard questions.

    • The_Wretched

      If you turn it way up, there is mild banter going on.

  • Michael R
  • Sam_Handwich

    here he is

  • Lazycrockett

    We aint telling you shit = background security.

  • The_Wretched

    He’s reasonably well dressed.

  • AtticusP

    Just tuned in. Sarah is having a bad hair day

    • Gustav2

      How would you tell?

    • stevenj

      Not only that she sat out in the sun too long after the transition.

  • Gustav2

    What did Kelly know and when did he know it?

  • Bambino
  • Karl Dubhe

    The denials are enough!

    • Gustav2

      I’m still a virgin!

      • Karl Dubhe

        Same here. Every three months, I’m a virgin again.

        Praise JESUS!!!11111

  • stevenj

    They must have spent a fortune on security clearances just in the last year considering the revolving door policy at the WH.

  • Bluto

    mulligan! everything that happens before joining the regime doesn’t count.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Apparently everything tht goes on before it’s splashed all over the “fake news” follows the same rule.
      After it gets on the “fake news”, then you become a low-level coffee boy/girl who was never really very involved.

  • And the stock market is back down -800 on the day, threatening to break through the 24k floor.

    • Karl Dubhe

      Obama!!!!111111111

      • I hear Donald wants to arrest Mr. Dow Jones for treason.

        • Karl Dubhe

          Isn’t Dow on 5th street? Why doesn’t Donald just shoot him?

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        One of the wheels on my hoverround makes a squeaking noise. Thanks, Obama.

    • Sam_Handwich

      nasdaq getting kicked just as bad

  • AtticusP

    This whole sorry administration is like the Keystone cops go to Washington.

  • Bambino
  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    LOL He said He took the pics !
    He didnt deny punching a woman in the face!

  • The_Wretched

    The background check should have found the abuse and barred him from full clearance* for classified info (standard clearing rules).

    *on going ‘interim’ clearances are the same thing as full.

  • Leo
  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Oh there will be specifics, many specifics, get used to it.

  • Bambino
    • Gregory B

      Bambino wins the Internet!

  • AtticusP

    he seems like too nice a guy to have such a thankless dead-end job.

    • Bluto

      He knew what he signed up for.

      • AtticusP

        I suppose. He’s just so refreshing, compared to Huckabee’s daughter’s chronic scowl.

  • Raj Shah clearly is a permanent resident of the Sunken Place.

    • Roger Ailes needed a new host body, and here it is.

  • That_Looks_Delicious
    • MRBill30560

      In this case, they need a Witless Protection Program…

    • liondon#iamnotatraitor

      Witless protection program….ha!

  • Gustav2

    The specifics are for others!!!!!!!!11111!!!!!!!!

  • Friday’s_cat

    Have the ICE agents drug Shah off the podium yet?

  • Porter’s been working in the WH since the start. The background check process was supposed to have been completed a year ago.

  • Karl Dubhe

    A background check shouldn’t have taken that long. And it also should have turned up that kind of information much earlier than yesterday…

    • The_Wretched

      yes, like back before he stepped into the WH on his day 1.

    • Tulle Christensen

      Do you really expect them to do a check on court cases and police reports? Why it would take minutes online to do that. Way too much time and work when you could be golfing

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    The Administration & Kelly IGNORED the background process!

    • Friday’s_cat

      Kelly must have slept with one eye open he didn’t get fragged when active duty.

  • Blake J Butler

    Marlon bundo has his own twitter page full of pence propaganda.

    Poor bunny.

  • Ninja0980

    Wow, I’ve heard of extreme makeovers but Sarah takes the cake.

    • I’ll admit it’s weird seeing someone behind that podium who actually looks and dresses like a normal person.

      • AtticusP

        I think that even Chewbacca would be an improvement over Sarah Sanders.

    • The_Wretched

      Much more attractive now.

    • Bambino

      Baked by the bigoted bakers from Colorado.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Sarah is like all you have to say is ” Look, I’m not going to get into a back & forth with you people “

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    “We admit we all could have done better”

    Wow! Sarah would never say that!

    • Bambino

      Is he referring to the election of the bone spur cadet or the electoral college?

  • Gustav2

    After it is discovered someone is a serial killer, the neighbors always say he was a nice guy.

    • Bambino

      Well in that case, I recommend the WH hire Bruce McArthur next! I head he is pretty handy in keeping the bushes grow.

  • Key observation: Shah is claiming Donald did not know Porter didn’t have a clearance until just this week. THE ONLY PERSON with the authority to waive the requirement to have one would’ve been him.

  • Karl Dubhe

    The US government isn’t a tv program, dumbass.

  • The_Wretched

    The WH is not “round 4 of The Apprentice.”

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      The ratings!

    • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

      That would have been a great line of questioning to follow up on.

  • Gustav2

    WTF I understand the White House is just another Reality Show to Trump, but to bring up how many times Amarosa was fired from the Apprentice?

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Pretty embarrassing to have fired anyone FOUR times. Why was she hired again after firing her THREE times?

    • Tulle Christensen

      BJ

      • Gustav2

        All of the above.

    • stevenj

      Ratings.

      • AtticusP

        Jinx! 😊

    • AtticusP

      Ratings.

  • Bluto

    best & brightest – yeah that’s why you’re deporting college professors

    • Tulle Christensen

      And Doctors, cause they did something slightly bad 20 years ago

  • boobert

    I read his faith was Jain. I don’t know what that is , but it doesn’t sound christian!

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    LOL most of them are GONE !

  • AtticusP

    So pictures or it didn’t happen?

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Fully Aware = all the way aware = more than just the tip

  • Gustav2

    How long does THIS WH allow someone with a temp security clearance keep their job?

    • The_Wretched

      At least a full year. Sort of puts a lie to the whole idea that they were using a regular process.

      • Gustav2

        Or until the press discovers shit.

        • Tulle Christensen

          Wait I thought that was the new regular process

  • Ninja0980

    This isn’t a reality TV show no matter how much you think it is.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Thought I heard this morn that the March 5th deadline doesn’t mean shit according to a judge ???

    • The_Wretched

      ICE / CPB isn’t going to follow any court orders on DACA.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Hot reporter, just sayin

  • Karl Dubhe

    And how does it get paid for?

    • Karl Dubhe

      Magical Income!!111

      • Natty Enquirer

        The Lord Will Provide.

        • JWC

          Ya thots and prayers

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          That’s true. And if he doesn’t that means too many sinners using SS, Medicare / medicaid / etc….
          cut !

    • stevenj

      Tell ya later.

  • JWC

    How do you rebuild the biggest militaryjugernaut

    • Bluto

      make is yooger!

  • JCF

    Dow down 893…can I get 900?

    • Refugay

      Is it going to close below 24,000?!

      • JCF

        Yup.

    • guest

      Oh fuck!!

    • Refugay

      -1,034 Ouch

    • guest

      Closes down over a 1,000.

  • Gustav2

    In my and other men’s experience, he never hit us.

  • guest

    Is it just me or does anyone else hear a similarity between Shah’s voice and Spicer’s?

    • The_Wretched

      I heard him channel Sarah a few times with “Look”.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    I like this Raj much better than SHS. He doesn’t bully, condescend to and insult the press. Nothing like Sarah’s, “It’s pretty clear! Only a moron wouldn’t understand that!”.

  • Boreal

    OT:
    Why do people have to be dickbags? In another thread here, a commenter is upset that ‘I replied favorably’ (in their head) to someones post.

    • PickyPecker
      • Boreal

        In the bush bucks trump thread. Unbelievable bullshit.

        • PickyPecker

          lemme look.

      • PickyPecker

        That one in particular has a history of trying to pick fights with people.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      LOL, those folk don’t count.

      Block, whistle & ignore.

      • Boreal

        I know but we have enough BS to deal with without our own being assholes.

        • PickyPecker

          They’re in all demographics, unfortunately.

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          I recall a distant memory of One who herds Yaks.

          Answer, with a quick kick and move on.

    • Gigi

      Would you like me to have a word with that person?

      • Boreal

        Sure.

    • The_Wretched

      “yakherder” is obviously a troll. Don’t treat them like actual people.

  • jpinphx

    Parrot for hire.

  • They learned about the domestic abuse allegations from both ex-wives last March.

  • Ninja0980

    Will someone ask about the DOW?

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      When it’s up it is because of President Trump being awesome.
      When it’s down, it’s because of Obama’s reckless policies!

    • guest

      next question…..uranium one, anybody? lol

  • Sam_Handwich

    Dow just dipped below 24k

    • Gigi

      “It’s not like the good old days…”

      • billbear1961

        It will regret betraying Dear Leader!

    • The_Wretched

      Down 4% today. There’s usually a mini rally nearing the close.

      • Tulle Christensen

        Or when things are really bad, a big sell off

        • The_Wretched

          Doh, clocks. It’s 4pm est so closed. Yep, no rally.

          • Tomorrow’s futures are not looking good. We may have a Black Friday.

          • Tulle Christensen

            Right after close the futures do not count for much, check them later tonight like around 2am eastern/11pm pacific

      • BobSF_94117

        not today

    • Down 1k now.

      • guest

        closed down over 1000.

    • billbear1961
    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Joe already covered this.

      http://www.joemygod.com/2018/02/07/trump-demands-loyalty-stock-market/

      [I’m laughing like the Joker right now, because EVERYTHING is so completely hyperFUCKED that it seems like the appropriate response.]

  • JWC

    At least with Sarah we could comment on her snears and poor wardrobe choices

  • Gigi
    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      You may feel some slight pressure from behind.

    • Treant

      I have horrible swelling and it’s starting to pound in time with my heartbeat. Doc, please take a look.

  • Repeating: This is KEY. The WH keeps claiming Donald didn’t know Porter didn’t have a security clearance until just this week.

    The President is the only person with the authority to unilaterally grant a clearance to someone who has not or who cannot pass the normal way.

    • Gustav2

      Don’t tell POTUS!!!!!!!!!111!!!!!

    • Tulle Christensen

      He just signs whatever they put in front of him, he has no time to read it, gotta get to the golf course

      • olandp

        It’s not a lack of time, it is inability.

    • Cuberly Deux

      Last night on Rachel they mentioned he had a temporary access pass. Never heard of that before but they mentioned it in passing.

      • Key word: “Temporary.” Just like Jared’s. Never before has an administration let a temporary access pass continue for more than a year.

      • Smokey

        Interim clearance can be granted when an initial review of the SF86 doesn’t raise any serious red flags. Of course the interim shouldn’t last longer than one year.

  • Oh BULLSHIT that the clearance process wasn’t completed. The FBI background checkers found a no-go item in Porter’s past. The protective order and the domestic abuse reports from both ex-wives.

    That ENDS the process. Because there is no fixing it.

  • Bluto

    he’s lying, but he’s doing it much more politely & pleasantly than hamhocks.

  • Ninja0980

    Yea, this guy is straight up lying.

  • Gustav2

    OK, so this jerk can keep his job for a long time, but I can’t tell you how many people I have had to let go because of a positive pee test for marijuana.

    • Friday’s_cat

      Repeated or Zero Tolerance?

      • Gustav2

        Zero Tolerance, just as I was comfortable with their work and ready to not supervise as closely…the test would come back at HQ.

        • Friday’s_cat

          Ours was a positive got you a year on probation with random retesting since drug abuse is considered a disease.

  • The_Wretched

    DOW question!

    • Treant

      Took ’em long enough since it’s crashed again.

      • The_Wretched

        The answer was ‘look to the long term’ bs.

        • Treant

          I’m sure as shit not watching the new liar put out there only because he’s brownish.

    • billbear1961

      The Dow is treasonous!

      • The_Wretched

        Lock him up!

        • billbear1961

          Poor little Dow Jones–he’s unstable! Sad!

  • Karl Dubhe

    Long term fundamentals, eh?

    Sure you are…

    Healthy as a beaten horse.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    This has gone about 20 minutes past the point where Sarah H. Sanders would have looked at her watch and said, “Oh, look at the time. Gotta go!” and raced out of the room.

    • stevenj

      She has more frequent feeding times.

    • The_Wretched

      only 3 minutes over. Sarah does 20.

      EDItL and there he goes. close to 25 but not exactly long.

    • Given this WH’s habits, Raj may be auditioning to be her replacement.

      • billbear1961

        What a job!

      • The_Wretched

        Just take us back, it’ll be different this time.

      • Gianni

        Perhaps, but that would mean that DumDum is not satisfied with Sarah. Could that be possible? She never contradicts any of his many lies, she spins things like a whirling Dervish, and does a soft shoe around every question. What replace that?

        • People said the same thing about Sean Spicer.

          • Gianni

            True. And I will never have any respect for either of them.

    • Gianni

      Or as one commenter said yesterday -“Thunders off the stage.” Best laugh I had all day.

  • Leo
    • No, she can’t. Matt is full of it. This is all in Ryan’s court.

      • Ninja0980

        Yup.
        Put it bluntly, there is nothing we can do as long as we are in the minority to save dreamers.
        And folks bashing Pelosi/Democrats don’t seem to get that.

        • Pelosi’s 8 hour speech yesterday was a procedural trick that only she, as minority leader, could do. The Dems cannot stop House business from proceeding nor force Ryan to bring anything to the floor, save again under the special conditions of a ‘privileged resolution.” You’re right.

          • Ninja0980

            And a shutdown won’t work either.
            I know folks don’t want to hear that but it’s true.

    • The_Wretched

      It was a nice 6 hours but like I said yesterday, absent some sort of plan for the NATDEMS to do a shutdown full court press, it was a meaningless SOP to the left. More about cover for 2018 than substance.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    NO Sarah today.

    Let’s rejoice!

  • That was less painful than normal. Like a brick to the head rather than a full-on live vivisection.

  • JT

    Heavy.com reports:

    He’s not heavy. He’s my Raj Shah.

    • Lars Littlefield

      Arrrrgh! MY FILLINGS! MY FILLINGS!

    • Gianni

      😀 Thanks. 🙂

  • Gianni

    What’s going on? Did they let Sarah stay out in the pasture today?

  • Lars Littlefield

    I read on a famous news blog that she’d packing her parachute. Don’t know if it’s a resignation or firing.

  • leastyebejudged

    What a POS this guy is.

    Whores, all whores.

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    Too bad.. he’s got the whole brown bear thing going.. which I find irresistible .