LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

The Associated Press reports:

The White House will hold a press briefing Wednesday afternoon with press secretary Sarah Sanders. The briefing is scheduled to start at 2PM. President Donald Trump once presided over a reality show in which a key cast member exited each week. The same thing seems to be happening in his White House.

Trump’s West Wing has descended into a period of unparalleled tumult amid a wave of staff departures — and despite the president’s insistence that it’s a place of “no Chaos, only great Energy!” The latest key figure to announce an exit: Gary Cohn, Trump’s chief economic adviser, who had clashed with Trump over trade policy.

Cohn’s departure has sparked internal fears of an even larger exodus, raising concerns in Washington of a coming “brain drain” around the president that will only make it more difficult to advance his already languishing policy agenda.

  • Max_1
    • another_steve

      One of the all-time most unfortunate surnames in the history of the human race.

  • Cuberly Deux

    OT: Well, the WH still hasn’t released the attendee list for the Video Games Teach Our Kids to be Murderers conference tomorrow. Almost as if it’s been that way by design. However….

    “By Wednesday morning, the full guest list was still unclear, but two sources with direct knowledge told The Daily Beast that conservative figure L. Brent Bozell, head of the Media Research Center and video-game critic, was set to attend the Thursday summit.”

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-plans-to-blame-video-games-for-gun-violence?ref=home

    Yep, Bozell is going to be there. Yes, I’m sure he’s an expert on correlating video games to violence in kiddies……(face palm)

  • safari

    I hope her kids are nightmares as teenagers.

    • safari

      “Have you been having sex with your girlfriend outside of marriage?”
      “I think I’ve made my feelings clear on the issue, Mother.”

  • Boreal

    I just can’t listen to this bitch.

  • JWC

    Oh Ceerist do we havta she must be 3 days behind in lies

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

    Sarah’s outfits always inspire. This pink number takes me back when I used to go to the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque as a kid. Lots of hot air…. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/319891340d203d5bdf89fdb3ba2c03d39d9abe6c47e2436fdeb3b17d9fd5a337.jpg

  • clay

    Wow, even I have lost interest. Somewhere in the last 48 hours, I’ve lost my last fuck about how they spin it, and even lost confidence in the WH’s ability to carry out their new out-rage.

  • Jerry Kott

    When ever I have seen her, I can’t get the idea out of my heard that she could start baying at any moment.

  • AtticusP
  • another_steve

    That top! That color!

    My eyes! They burn!

  • Ninja0980

    https://twitter.com/NCLRights/status/971397255151304705
    Glad Jo and Jill got to experience equality before Jo passed away.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    And what choice delights shall we hear today? What bon mots, what pearls from swine will tantalize and regale us?

    https://img1.etsystatic.com/108/0/6771259/il_570xN.1108496975_m2h8.jpg

  • Lazycrockett
  • PickyPecker
  • another_steve

    “President Donald Trump once presided over a reality show in which a key cast member exited each week. The same thing seems to be happening in his White House.”

    Ooh you GO, girlfriend Ken Haddad of the Associated Press!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f70ff9f9c421f4d866896b0c8598ca8eaa630de826f7575a4992e94393aa7617.jpg

  • safari

    O/T: Apparently in Texas, parties pay for polling locations during primaries.
    https://twitter.com/APCentralRegion/status/971147554481111042

  • MassageBear
    • Cuberly Deux

      Performance art?

  • Lazycrockett
  • Marty Pavelka

    Every time I see this particular picture of her, in that shirt with those microphone ends, I think she looks like a Peep that assumed human form.

  • MikeBx2

    Someone should ask Sarah about this. lol
    https://twitter.com/BryanDawsonUSA/status/971439216000462851

    • -M-

      Someone said something the other day about lawyers and P for plaintiff and D for defendant. I dunno. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

    • Tulle Christensen

      All parties to a contract must sign it for it to be valid

      • Joe in PA

        Yeah, lots of legal folks weighing in on that (not that I’m one), but I always heard that money had to be exchanged for a contract to be valid. Something like that.

        • The_Wretched

          Courts bias to finding a contract even when there are defects so long as the terms are more or less discernible and both sides had a performance (legal term) of a duty. Strict construction only happens for deals where a writing is required (land for example).

          I think the breach by Trump’s side or illegal contract formation (it was a felony violation of campaign finance laws so public policy is to void this contract) is a better case but this all depends on the exact judge and the cases in that jurisdiction.

          • Joe in PA

            Thanks for the feedback.

      • Cipher

        I haven’t looked at the contract to see whether it has a choice of law provision. In the two states where I practice, this would be valid as against the person its application is sought if said person was a signatory and, possibly, just based on performance (here, payment).
        If he did not pay, she would be SOL trying to enforce the unsigned contract against him. However, since she signed and he (or someone) paid, it would be valid as against her. The better argument here would be that Cohen breached the confidentiality provision by gabbing all over the TV, so as to release her from that particular provision.

    • The_Wretched

      Just “p” or “d” would be a standard law school thing for plaintiff and defendant. It’s odd for a civil matter. And typically the notary doesn’t sign unless both parties do concurrently.

    • Bambino

      So Michael Cohen is Keith Davidson?

    • another_steve

      The unredacted line reads: ““David Dennison” a.k.a. “Orange Sexual Predator”

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    With all that’s going on? Hoooo-weeee! Sarah is going to be fit to be tied!!!!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bdef147d91c538e46e24f2eca08342ee891e7938b70b714f3a879cd0a2ce47c6.jpg

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      “Sanctuary!!!!” (but not for California, or any other coastal city. I mean, Look….)

  • Leo
    • Tulle Christensen

      Because Trump only hires the best grifters

    • safari

      Rachel is going to need a bigger wall.

  • Lars Littlefield

    Sarah Kentucky Fried Huckabee this afternoon: Michael Cohen? He was just a low-level volunteer…a covfefee boy. #Covfefee BoyCohen

  • Robincho

    I wonder which shower curtain Elsie Borden will be sporting today. And that’s ALL I wonder, since the outcome of everything else is so predictable…

  • Lars Littlefield

    Press Corp — Ask Sarah Kentucky Fried Huckabee Sanders about the porn star payoff, and why Pence & Mother would even know about that situation. Thx.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Look…. we’ve been clear.. the president… fake news… why is my eye looking at that far wall?…. who put me in this outfit?… did we piss off ALL the gays….

      • edrex

        i hear that there’s one or two in north carolina, but i’ve seen how they dress.

  • Hank

    Dress Shopping – The Big Bang Theory

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xV_as-xZ9tw

  • KevInPDX

    Geez, just fired up the machine here and logged on to be assaulted with the image of Mz. Pepto and that nasty Kool-Aid Man frock.

  • billbear1961

    This WH has as much credibility as the fucking KREMLIN.

    It’s just the Kremlin’s OUTHOUSE.

  • Gustav2

    While we are waiting…a cocktail garnish sword fight:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArWp1tlML9k

    • Joe in PA

      And if it were Donnie Dollhands in that fight it would be called “cocktail weenie sword fight“. Just saying.

    • The_Wretched

      Ted “I cook bacon on the hot muzzle of my AR-15” Cruz. Like he’s a serious voice on the issue of Gun Reform. Why not ask Gacy for his views on clown murderer reform?

  • Bluto
    • Joe in PA

      On the bright side…if we break that down on a “cost per lie”…we got a bargain.

    • TrollopeReader

      how does she get $35,000 more than Stormy??

      That’s just not right.

      • Bluto

        Some mysteries are better off unsolved.

  • Stephen Oetken

    SO MUCH WINNING!!

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Sorry, we’re running late today. We only have time for half a question each.

  • JWC

    shit set a countdown alarm sent 4 e-mails and she still hasn’t started

    • Bluto

      Late every damn day.

    • Joe in PA

      I’m glad Joe doesn’t stop posting while we wait.

      • TrollopeReader

        or you!!

  • Bluto

    go-go boots!

  • Joe in PA

    “ever recorded”.

    Sure Jan.

  • The_Wretched

    “non-proliffereeeerrrrr ating meetings”

    It’s not a tongue twister.

  • Joe in PA

    Just say it Sarah…”I know you are but what am?”

    • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

      Except she would say, “Look, I know you are but what am I?”.

      • Joe in PA

        Exactly. Or “The president has been very clear…I know you are but what am I?”

        • Snarky

          “I know you are but I have nothing further to add.”

  • Joe in PA

    Are there empty seats in the gallery? Yay.

  • Bluto

    bullshit.

  • JWC

    honey its CAN ada not KEN ada

  • TrollopeReader

    “look ….”
    it’s her preparation for lying and dissembling …

  • TrollopeReader

    how many infrastructure weeks,Sarah??

  • JWC

    you know that sound when you pull your wadders out of mud i hear it here

  • The_Wretched

    You don’t win arbitration.

  • Joe in PA

    “made very well clear”

    Bwahaha

  • Snarky

    SHS on WH turnover: “It’s not abnormal”
    Reporter: “It is abnormal at this number”
    SHS: “I said it’s not abnormal to have turnover.”

    SHS totally ignoring record WH turnover by saying some other people have also left other administrations.

  • Joe in PA

    What’s up with those sleeves?

    • Snarky

      Homage to The Dude. Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of the release of The Big Lebowski so in honor of that she’s been drinking White Russians all morning, and her jacket has fash bathrobe sleeves.

    • The_Wretched

      giant 1980s shoulder pads. it’s an attempt to give her a more normal profile. As her shoulders are down 4 inches and making a divot in the outline, it’s not a normalizing look.

  • MusicBear88

    The American people did NOT vote overwhelmingly for Donald J. Trump.

  • The_Wretched

    um no. the public did not overwhelmingly vote for trump. He lost the popular vote.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Why do they waste questions by asking about personnel? She never answers those questions.

  • Joe in PA

    Are you fucking kidding me? She really does think this is an oligarchy.

  • JWC

    “ultimate decision maker” now that’s a scary thought

  • Joe in PA

    I love how she branches to her canned notes every chance she gets.

    • TrollopeReader

      i thought it sounded tinny ….

      • Joe in PA

        I see what you did there…now just stop. 🙂

        • TrollopeReader

          nuh huh….

  • TrollopeReader

    “protect our country, Russia” …

  • Cuberly Deux
    • yes b’y

      lol

    • Joe in PA

      Wait till you see the sleeves. Nice.

  • Snarky

    “The president will be meeting with video game executives to try to minimize the amount of orcs and other dark-skinned thugs from gaming because he thinks elves are prettier and he’d like to bone pretty elf ladies. Also he wants to have a Call Of Duty expansion pack that shows the president running into a school armed with just a hunting knife and saving all the children. Which he has totally already done in arbitration.”

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Is she wearing her brother’s clothes ?

    • Joe in PA

      before or after he killed the dog? 🙁

      • Snarky

        During.

  • Cuberly Deux

    Process!

    (drink)

  • JWC

    Nunes fucked up and will be lucky to avoid prosecution

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    No, you’ve dodged the question extensively.

  • Cuberly Deux

    Wait, case has been won? Wut?

    A shady payout is winning now folks…..

    • Joe in PA

      A “payout” with campaign money.

      • Cuberly Deux

        They sure dance around that don’t they.

        • Lars Littlefield

          Like white people with no rythym.

  • The_Wretched

    No Sarah, you’re abusive to the black woman in particular.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    She really knows nothing. She either recites some canned propaganda or has nothing to add.

  • Snarky

    Ooh April going for blood.

    • Cuberly Deux

      April 2020!

      • The_Wretched

        She’s not qualified but I trust her more than the entire current admin and know she’d get quality advisors and dept heads.

        • Cuberly Deux

          lol…I know, but like you said, she’s smart and works pretty damn hard at exposing the dreck for what they are.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Successful !
    LOL ha ha ha ha

  • JWC

    name one accomplishment bitch just one

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Taxes & elephant slaughter!

  • The_Wretched

    This admin accomplised nothing. The only reason any Republican bills passed was due to McConnel ratfvcking the legislative process.

  • Joe in PA

    Denied what allegation?

    • Bluto

      All of ’em.

  • Cuberly Deux

    Yes, lets not conflate donnie’s serial exploitation and well documented appetites.

    Lordy, you could cultivate an acre of mushrooms from the bullshit she spew.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Busy golfing

  • TrollopeReader

    Everytime I go to Mar-a-Lago I’m defeating ISIS !!

    can’t go to CA until they are toast !!

  • Bluto

    Stormy knows cheeto’s position.

  • Joe in PA

    yup, read that statement.

  • HZ81

    Bye, troll!

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    And off to eat before football practice.

  • Joe in PA

    I feel dirty.

  • Cuberly Deux

    Looks like the press briefings are basically drive-bys.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Every day Sarah Huckabee uses her opening statement to tell America that Chuck Schumer is ruining everything! That Chuck Schumer is putting America at risk. How is that not Hatch Acty?

    • jimbo65

      That’s when Schumer and the rest of the Dens need to grow a pair. And get in front of the American people and give a civics lesson complete with dumbed down charts and venn diagrams, so that the most fact challenged among them can understand.

    • The_Wretched

      Schumer isn’t in an election? not sure

  • JWC

    Hmmmm. Maybe 2 large prison buses backed up to the West wing

  • Snarky

    The way SHS rushes through these briefings, it’s like the worst speed dating ever, with a room of accomplished, highly educated people trying to get the barest scrap of information from a woefully underqualified, peevish and patronizing person sitting across the table from them.

  • The_Wretched

    We should call her Sarah Stamina! 33 minutes! that’s a new record for her.

  • Gianni

    I keep wondering why any reporters keep showing up at these ‘briefings’. Nothing new is ever revealed; no questions are answered; no clarification of happenings is given and then the cow leaves the stage. It’s just her personal paid exercise to hone her lying, dodging, and verbal acrobatic skills and the news services keep sending the reporters there to get nothing and waste their breath and time. Isn’t it apparent by now that almost all the news worth reporting is coming from the staff and insiders who can’t wait to talk to their news contacts? Sitting there trying to glean something reportable from Sarah Suckabee is totally useless.

  • Jim Gallagher-Barker

    How bad was it?

    And did any of the WH Press stand up & call out the effluvia flowing from the mouth of La Huckstera?

  • Tempus Fuggit
  • Christopher

    It’s gonna take decades just to get Cheetolini’s stank out of the White House. His literal STANK.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3ff9c478ecdd5de5dcd1192c9620d37f06ecc7f78f23542de1469089f0edf1da.gif