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When you look at the majority of House Democrats, they support a single-payer, $32-trillion bill backed by Bernie Sanders. That's what the alternative is.feedback
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NEW Jun 29 2017
Sean Spicer has been quoted 1384 times. The one recent article where Sean Spicer has been quoted is US accuses Syria of planning 'major chemical attack'. Most recently, Sean Spicer was quoted as having said, “The United States has identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime that would likely result in the mass murder of civilians, including innocent children.”.
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Sean Spicer quotes

Jun 23 2017

No one knows the Senate better that Senator McConnell.feedback

Jun 23 2017 - Trump Presidency

We're pleasantly surprised with a lot of the support that's already come out and I think we'll continue to work through (it,) in particular the four individuals who have expressed some ideas and concerns.feedback

Jun 23 2017 - Trump Presidency

The president is very supportive of the Senate bill. There's a lot of ideas in there - he's talked about having heart. I think he's very pleased with that (Senate) bill and he wants to continue to push it forward.feedback

Jun 23 2017

We're continuing to proceed as following. I wouldn't read everything that you see in some of these Washington-based publications.feedback

Jun 21 2017

We've been meeting with potential people that may be of service to this administration. I don't think that should come as any surprise. … When we have an announcement of a personnel nature, we'll let you know.feedback

Jun 21 2017 - Trump Presidency

Trump "clearly wants a bill that has heart.feedback

Jun 21 2017 - Uber

You look at their IDs, and they are all clean-cut. Then you look at them now, and they are destroyed. You say, Is this the same person?feedback

Jun 20 2017 - Trump Presidency

The president has said that he will make an announcement on this. I expect it this week.feedback

Jun 20 2017 - Obamacare

I know the president has been on the phone extensively with the leader [McConnell] and key senators. I don't know that he's seen the legislation or not, but they've been working extremely hard and the president has been giving his input and his ideas and feedback.feedback

Jun 20 2017 - Obamacare

I don't know that. And he's very excited about where this thing is headed.feedback

Jun 20 2017 - Obamacare

I don't know where we are in terms of final plans. The president clearly wants a bill that heart in it.feedback

Jun 20 2017 - Trump Presidency

Clearly we're moving further away, not closer to those conditions.feedback

Jun 20 2017 - Trump Presidency

I can't say I've actually asked him.feedback

Jun 20 2017 - North Korea

We've had I think positive moment on China over the past five months of this administration. We continue to work with them and others to put the appropriate pressure on North Korea.feedback

Jun 20 2017

I have not sat down and talked to him about that specific thing.feedback

Jun 20 2017

This was the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, period. Both in person and around the globe. I don't think the president owns a bathrobe. He definitely doesn't wear one.feedback

Jun 20 2017

I think when it comes to sarin gas he (Hitler) was not using the gas on his own people the same way that Assad is doing.feedback

Jun 20 2017

There are days that I'll decide that the president's voice should be the one that speaks and iterate his priorities.feedback

Jun 19 2017

I don't think anything is imminent. No decisions have been made. There is nothing definitive.feedback

Jun 19 2017 - Syria conflict

The Syrian regime and others in the region need to understand that we will retain the right of self-defense of coalition forces aligned against ISIS.feedback

Jun 19 2017 - Syria conflict

It's important and crucial that we keep lines of communication open to deconflict potential issues.feedback

Jun 19 2017

Part of this is really to utilize the trust that has been built up and not have these negotiations out in public. But I think they had a very successful visit when the president was over there and they're going to continue to build on that.feedback

Jun 19 2017 - Israeli relations

They're going to meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu and senior officials on his team, they're going to meet with President Abbas and officials on his team later in the week and I think part of it is how to make incremental change that results in a lasting peace.feedback

Jun 15 2017 - US Secret service

While the president would like to attend the game and show his support for all of these brave public servants, he has been advised that there is not enough time to follow Secret Service protocols.feedback

Jun 14 2017 - Trump Presidency

The president entered the room, spoke with Scalise's family members and sat by his bedside with Mrs. Trump.feedback

Jun 14 2017 - Republican Party

Both @POTUS & @VP are aware of the developing situation in Virginia. Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected.feedback

Jun 13 2017 - Russia

The Russian people, like people everywhere, deserve a government that supports an open marketplace of ideas, transparent and accountable governance, equal treatment under the law and the ability to exercise their right without fear or retribution.feedback

Jun 13 2017 - Human Rights

The United States will monitor the situation and we will call on the government of Russia to immediately release all peaceful protesters.feedback

Jun 13 2017 - Trump Presidency

Mr. Ruddy never spoke to the president regarding this issue. With respect to this subject, only the president or his attorneys are authorized to comment.feedback

Jun 13 2017 - Russia

I think it depends on the scope of the questions. To get into a hypothetical at this point would be premature.feedback

Jun 12 2017 - Supreme Court

I think we can all attest that these are very dangerous times and we need every available tool at our disposal to prevent terrorists from entering the United States and committing acts of bloodshed and violence.feedback

Jun 12 2017 - Trump Presidency

Frankly, I think any lawyer worth their salt 100 percent agrees that the president's fully within his rights and his responsibilities to do what is necessary to protect the country.feedback

Jun 09 2017 - NATO

Having to reaffirm something by the very nature of being here and speaking at a ceremony about it is almost laughable.feedback

Jun 07 2017 - Trump Presidency

This had to do with the President's pledge – so he is the ultimate decider on that.feedback

Jun 07 2017 - Trump Presidency

The president is president of the United States, so they are considered official statements by the president of the United States.feedback

Jun 06 2017 - Extremism

The U.S. still wants to see this issue de-escalated and resolved immediately, in keeping with the principles that the president laid out in terms of defeating terror financing and extremism.feedback

Jun 06 2017 - China

It's a State Department issue.feedback

Jun 06 2017 - Facebook

The president is the most effective messenger on his agenda. I think his use of social media – he now has a collective total of close to 110 million people across different platforms – gives him an opportunity to speak straight to the American people which has proved to be a very, very effective tool.feedback

Jun 06 2017 - Trump Presidency

The president's got a full day on Thursday.feedback

Jun 06 2017 - Trump Presidency

If I haven't had a discussion with him about a subject, I tend not to speak about it.feedback

Jun 06 2017 - Trump Presidency

I told to the president prior to this and he said to quote him very clearly. They may have been phony in the past, but it's very real now.feedback

Jun 05 2017 - Trump Presidency

The president's power to assert executive privilege is well established. However, in order to facilitate a swift and thorough examination of the facts sought by the Senate Intelligence Committee, President Trump will not assert executive privilege regarding James Comey's scheduled testimony.feedback

Jun 05 2017 - Travel ban

It's not a Muslim ban. It's not a travel ban. It's a vetting system to keep America safe.feedback

Jun 03 2017 - London

National Security team has briefed @POTUS on situation at #LondonBridge and will continue to provide updates.feedback

Jun 03 2017

They get along very well. He has a lot of respect for her.feedback

Jun 02 2017 - Trump Presidency

I have not spoken to counsel yet. I don't know how they're going to respond.feedback

Jun 02 2017

He'll obviously continue to talk to world leaders. But that's a process that has to evolve.feedback

Jun 02 2017 - Terrorism

The visit also included historic economic development deals for the United States, totaling well over half a trillion dollars and the creation of tens of thousands of American jobs.feedback

Jun 01 2017

Maybe there's a more effective way of delivering the news and having a more, you know, appropriate adult conversation with the media.feedback

Jun 01 2017 - Trump Presidency

@POTUS is aware of the situation in Manila and being provided updates by his national security team.feedback

Jun 01 2017 - Israel

The question is not if that move happens, but only when.feedback

May 31 2017 - Russia

Going forward all questions on these matters will be referred to outside counsel Marc Kasowitz.feedback

May 31 2017

I think the president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant.feedback

May 31 2017 - Russia

I'm not going to get into what the president did or did not discuss.feedback

May 31 2017 - Obamacare

I think he wants to see action, that's what he wants. He wants to see things move through the House and the Senate. He wants people to stop playing games.feedback

May 31 2017 - Russia

Ultimately the best messenger is the president himself. He's always proven that.feedback

May 30 2017

We've got a pretty bold agenda. He's still pushing hard on health care. Infrastructure is a priority of his. So the president's legislative agenda is in full swing.feedback

May 30 2017

Part of the reason that he is frustrated with the Senate rules is because when there is a majority of support on key issues – or key people, as the case was in the confirmation process – he thinks it's standing in the way of progress that the American people have asked for.feedback

May 30 2017

Speaks for itself. Your question pre-supposes facts that have not been confirmed. I'm not going to get into confirming stuff. When (the president) makes a decision as to who he believes is best to lead the FBI, he'll let us know.feedback

May 30 2017 - NATO

The president is getting results. More countries are stepping up their burden sharing. That is a good thing for them. It's a good thing for NATO, and it's a good thing for America.feedback

May 30 2017

The president will be meeting with two additional candidates this afternoon, both Chris Wray and John Pistole. When the president feels as though he's met with the right candidate he'll let us know.feedback

May 30 2017 - Trump Presidency

He wants a fair deal for the American people. He will have an announcement on that shortly.feedback

May 28 2017 - Trump Presidency

As usual @POTUS wears a single ear piece for translation in his right ear.feedback

May 26 2017 - German economy

Except it's not true: Juncker says Trump was not aggressive on German trade surplus.feedback

May 26 2017 - NATO

We all understand that by being part of NATO we have treaty obligations and commitments that we made as being part of NATO. So to have to reaffirm something by the very nature of being here and speaking at a ceremony about it is almost laughable.feedback

May 26 2017 - NATO

I think it's a bit silly because by being here at such a ceremony, we all understand that by being part of NATO we treat the obligations and commitments.feedback

May 25 2017 - NATO

We are not playing cutesie with this. He is fully committed.feedback

May 25 2017 - NATO

There is 100 percent commitment to Article Five.feedback

May 25 2017 - NATO

It goes without saying. His presence at this event underscores our commitments and treaty obligations.feedback

May 25 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

The evolving and eroding level of trust as a result of this situation in a series of other questionable instances is what led the president to ask for General Flynn's resignation.feedback

May 23 2017 - Israel

@POTUS has spoken with U.K. Prime Minister @theresa_may to offer condolences and support on behalf of the US.feedback

May 23 2017 - Trump Presidency

Why do u take the 5th if you have done nothing wrong and have nothing to hide?feedback

May 23 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

We didn't try to knock the story down. We asked them to tell the truth.feedback

May 22 2017 - Russia

President Trump acted based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. By grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia's actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russia.feedback

May 20 2017 - Russia

By grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia's actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russia. The investigation would have always continued, and obviously the termination of Comey would not have ended it. Once again, the real story is that our national security has been undermined by the leaking of private and highly classified conversations.feedback

May 19 2017 - Trump Presidency

The president has not seen this draft. This is one of five drafts that have been written by various people. He continues to take input and is writing a final version.feedback

May 19 2017 - Israel

The president raised concerns about payments to Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails who have committed acts of terror and to their families and emphasized a need to resolve this issue.feedback

May 19 2017 - Russia

By grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia's actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russia. The investigation would have always continued, and obviously, the termination of Comey would not have ended it. Once again, the real story is that our national security has been undermined by the leaking of private and highly classified conversations.feedback

May 18 2017

Somebody is selectively leaking information and facts. And there's a reason it's selective. It's because they're trying to create ... at least it appears as though somebody is trying to create a narrative or a problem. It's extremely troubling.feedback

May 18 2017

Hang on, we're allowed to do that to reporters? I would have done that four months ago!feedback

May 17 2017 - Trump Presidency

The president will continue to meet with candidates for FBI director.feedback

May 17 2017 - Trump Presidency

The president is confident in the events that he has maintained and he wants the truth in these investigations to get to the bottom of the situation. There are two investigations going on in the House and Senate, and he wants to get to the bottom of this.feedback

May 17 2017 - Trump Presidency

The president has been very clear that the account that was published is not an accurate description of how the event occurred. I'm not going to give any other comment on that.feedback

May 17 2017 - Trump Presidency

There's a reason that we have classification levels, and that's to protect our country and our people. And that's something that we have to maintain, regardless of how it's thought out.feedback

May 16 2017

This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe. This was the first time in our nation's history that floor coverings have been used to protect the grass on the Mall.feedback

May 16 2017 - Trump Presidency

Now I've been happy to talk about policies. Because the world's gone batshit fucking crazy.feedback

May 16 2017 - Russia

No, we know he's screwing the country but he hasn't made it clear what his position is – is it missionary? Is it doggy style?feedback

May 15 2017

The executive order is fully lawful and will be upheld. We fully believe that.feedback

May 15 2017 - Trump Presidency

I think I made it clear last week that the president has nothing further on that.feedback

May 15 2017 - Trump Presidency

You have a House committee, a Senate committee, the FBI. I don't know why you need additional resources when you already have three entities.feedback

May 15 2017 - North Korea

We are calling on all those folks in the region, particularly China and Russia, to do everything they can in terms of sanctions to help resolve this situation and bring stability to the peninsula.feedback

May 15 2017 - Nordstrom vs. Trump

My job is to represent the president and to talk about what he's doing and what he wants. I'm not here to speak for myself. I'm here to speak for the president of the United States and our government.feedback

May 14 2017 - Saturday Night Live

Have you ever told me to say things that aren't true?feedback

May 12 2017 - Russia

He has no business in Russia; he has no connections to Russia.feedback

May 12 2017 - Russia

He has no business in Russia. He has no connections to Russia. So he welcomes that. In fact, he has already charged a leading law firm in Washington, D.C., to send a certified letter to Senator Graham to that point, that he has no connections to Russia.feedback

May 12 2017 - Russia

The president has nothing further to add on that.feedback

May 12 2017 - Democratic Party

The president has nothing further to add on that. We come out here and try to do everything we can to provide you and the American people with what he's doing on their behalf. And yet we see time and time again an attempt to parse every little word and make it more of a game of 'gotcha.feedback

May 11 2017 - CIA

Carter Page is an individual the president-elect does not know.feedback

May 11 2017 - Trump Presidency

It was all him. No one from the White House. That was a DOJ decision.feedback

May 11 2017

Just turn the lights off. Turn the lights off. We'll take care of this. … Can you just turn that light off?feedback

May 11 2017

It was all him. That's correct – I mean, I can't, I guess I shouldn't say that, thank you for the help on that one. No one from the White House. That was a DOJ decision. The president has confidence in the director.feedback

May 10 2017

The president has confidence in the director.feedback

May 10 2017

It is his recommendation in concurrence with the Attorney General that the president based his decision on. There is clearly at this point no evidence of a reason to do that. Right now, on multiple occasions, they said the president isn't under investigation.feedback

May 10 2017

It's your question from the briefing.feedback

May 10 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

I think Mike Flynn is somebody who honorably served our country in uniform for over 30 years. As he's noted, Lieutenant General Flynn was asked for his resignation because he misled the vice president. But beyond that, I think he did have an honorable career, he served with distinction in uniform for over 30 years, and the president does not want to smear a good man.feedback

May 09 2017 - NATO

We're keenly aware of the security concerns of our coalition partners in Turkey. We want to reassure the people and the government of Turkey that the US is committed to preventing additional security risks and protecting our NATO ally. The US continues to prioritise support for Arab elements of the SDF.feedback

May 09 2017

I think the more voices that we can put on a panel to get this done, the better.feedback

May 09 2017 - Trump Presidency

Today President Donald J. Trump informed FBI Director James Comey that he has been terminated and removed from office.feedback

May 09 2017 - American politics

I think the more voices that we can put on a panel to help get this done, the better. So, to the extent — I'm not going to tell Leader McConnell or the White House is not going to tell him how to conduct a panel.feedback

May 09 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

It's not question of defending Mike Flynn or not. I think Mike Flynn is somebody who honorably served our country in uniform for over 30 years. And I think as he's noted, Lt. General Flynn was asked for his resignation because he misled the Vice President. But beyond that I think he did have an honorable career, he served with distinction in uniform for over 30 years, and the president does not want to smear a good man.feedback

May 09 2017 - Russia

He has no business in Russia; he has no connections to Russia. So he welcomes that.feedback

May 09 2017 - Trump Presidency

It's a sign that the president wants to continue to meet with his team ... and come to a decision on what's (in) the best interest of the United States.feedback

May 09 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

During the transition, I asked Gen. Flynn that – whether or not there were any other conversations beyond the ambassador and he said no.feedback

May 09 2017 - China

Jared has done everything to comply with the ethics rules ... and that had nothing to do with him per se.feedback

May 08 2017

Obviously, this is concerning. We're well aware of it and we're going to work through the Embassy of Sweden ... through our State Department, to seek the release of the individuals there.feedback

May 08 2017 - Travel ban

It's in this country's national security interest to make sure the people coming in here aren't coming in here with the right motives and reasons and that we're having a public safety aspect to making sure we're protecting our people.feedback

May 08 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

President Obama made it known that he wasn't exactly a fan of Gen. Flynn's.feedback

May 08 2017 - Terrorism

Obviously this is concerning. We are well-aware of it, and we are going to work through the embassy of Sweden ... through our State Department to seek the release of the individuals there.feedback

May 08 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

The process is every government employee who is eligible for a clearance goes through the same process. So it's not–we don't have a unique process.feedback

May 08 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

Sure it does. Why would you re-run a background check on someone who was the head of the department–the Defense Intelligence Agency–that had and did maintain a high-level security clearance? That's it.feedback

May 08 2017

I have no reason to believe – I haven't asked him. I have not asked the president since the last time we spoke about this. It was all him. That's not a threat. He's simply stating a fact. The tweet speaks for itself.feedback

May 08 2017

It's true that President Obama made it known that he wasn't exactly a fan of Gen Flynn's. The tweet speaks for itself. If President Obama was truly concerned about Flynn, why didn't he pull his security clearance?feedback

May 08 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

If President Obama was truly concerned about General Flynn, why didn't they suspend his security clearance, which they approved just months earlier?feedback

May 07 2017 - French election 2017

We congratulate President-elect Macron and the people of France on their successful presidential election. We look forward to working with the new President and continuing our close cooperation with the French government.feedback

May 05 2017 - Immigration

Part of the reason that the president has made illegal immigration and crackdown such a big deal is because of tragedies like this … Immigration pays its toll on our people if it's not done legally, and this is another example.feedback

May 03 2017 - Israel

The man is different.feedback

May 02 2017 - Human Rights

Obviously, there's a human rights component that goes into all of this and so it's a balance. We want to make sure that our country, our people are protected ... This isn't a simple yes-or-no kind of situation.feedback

May 02 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

So just to be clear, the acting attorney general informed the White House counsel that they wanted to give a 'heads up' to us on some comments that may have seemed in conflict with what he had sent the Vice President out in particular. The issue, pure and simple, came down to a matter of trust.feedback

May 02 2017

I'll leave it up to Congress to decide whether it's appropriate to address this legislatively. Once there was a piece of legislation, then we could have an opportunity to weigh in.feedback

May 02 2017 - Trump Presidency

He mentioned this on the campaign trail. It shouldn't be a surprise to anybody. We're not at a point where we're ready to roll out details of that yet.feedback

May 02 2017 - Trump Presidency

The reason that the president is building an effective coalition and is getting results around the globe in reasserting America's place is because he understands the type of diplomacy and the type of negotiating and the type of deal-making that actually gets real results for our country. We've got to see their provocative behavior ratcheted down immediately.feedback

May 01 2017

Make no mistake, the wall is going to be built.feedback

May 01 2017 - Obamacare

Today I assume that we're closer today than we were a week ago, but we're not there yet. We feel confident in the direction this is going. We've seen more and more members on board.feedback

May 01 2017 - Republican Party

So that is something that he is ensured is in the current bill and we'll continue to push for to make sure that coming out of the Senate and going to conference it's there as well.feedback

May 01 2017

He has an open mind.feedback

May 01 2017

There are people on both sides of the aisle, different backgrounds, that come in to see the president and ask him, could you please consider this, will you keep an open mind on it. And I think that's, frankly, what the president was doing.feedback

Apr 28 2017

I know the NRA is glad to have a justice in that seat who is such a staunch defender of the Constitution.feedback

Apr 28 2017

The president's plan right now is something that every American should worry, hopefully, about how it's going to affect them.feedback

Apr 28 2017

They just gave me that. Cool jacket, right?feedback

Apr 27 2017

We're very pleased with the public reaction that they are having to what's recently been renegotiated. He wants a vote when they have 216 votes.feedback

Apr 26 2017 - NAFTA

The president has made addressing the problems of NAFTA a priority throughout the campaign, and once the president makes a decision about how he wants to address that, we'll let you know.feedback

Apr 26 2017

Submarine numbers are low and getting smaller.feedback

Apr 26 2017 - North Korea

Aggressive rhetoric since the New Year strongly suggests North Korea will not only continue to test these proscribed systems, but is also likely to attempt a first launch of a similarly prohibited intercontinental ballistic missile.feedback

Apr 26 2017 - Immigration

San Francisco, and cities like it, are putting the well-being of criminal aliens before the safety of our citizens, and those city officials who authored these policies have the blood of dead Americans on their hands.feedback

Apr 26 2017

This is the Democrats. This is us.feedback

Apr 25 2017 - Holocaust

The president went out of his way to recognize the Holocaust.feedback

Apr 25 2017 - Mexico

The president has made very clear that he's got two priorities in this continuing resolution: No. 1, the increase in funding for the military and No. 2, for our homeland security and the wall.feedback

Apr 25 2017 - Mexico

But he would make sure that that promise would be kept as far as the payment of it. That's right.feedback

Apr 24 2017

I think that the work that [Office of Management and Budget] Director [Mike] Mulvaney and others have made in these negotiations has been very positive. They feel very confident that that won't happen.feedback

Apr 24 2017

I made a mistake by trying to make a comparison that was completely wrong. I don't even know how to explain it. I think Melissa McCarthy needs to slow down on the gum chewing. Way too many pieces in there.feedback

Apr 24 2017

I think we want to make sure that we've got the votes and we're headed in the right direction before putting some artificial deadline.feedback

Apr 24 2017

The president has made very clear that he's got two priorities in this continuing resolution: number one, the increase in funding for the military and number two, for our homeland security and the wall.feedback

Apr 21 2017 - USS Carl Vinson

The president said that we have an armada going towards the peninsula. That's a fact. It happened. I don't think the president owns a bathrobe. He definitely doesn't wear one.feedback

Apr 21 2017

It was "the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe.feedback

Apr 21 2017

We're going to get it done when it's appropriate in terms of getting to that 216. If it gets done next week, great.feedback

Apr 21 2017 - Egypt

The national security team, in particular, was working through diplomatic channels to folks in the el-Sisi government. Most of this was directly tied to his staff and his actions.feedback

Apr 21 2017 - Egypt

We're just pleased that she's back home. The president and the team successfully worked to have her brought home.feedback

Apr 21 2017 - Immigration

I think we've made it very clear that we want border wall funding, we want greater latitude to deny federal grants to sanctuary cities.feedback

Apr 21 2017

We're committed to not having a shutdown.feedback

Apr 20 2017

At a time when our nation and the world was watching the peaceful transition of power and, as the president said, the transition and the balance of power from Washington to the citizens of the United States, some members of the media were engaged in deliberately false reporting. Photographs of the inaugural proceedings were intentionally framed in a way, in one particular tweet, to minimize the enormous support that had gathered on the National Mall.feedback

Apr 20 2017

We'll see if we're needed.feedback

Apr 20 2017

We will be reaching out to the Vatican to see if an audience with the pope can be accommodated. We would be honored to have an audience with his holiness.feedback

Apr 20 2017 - Marijuana

They're not going to fight that fight. I look at the polls, and cannabis is a hell of a lot more popular than Trump.feedback

Apr 20 2017 - Iran

What part is misleading? I'm trying to figure that out. We were asked a question about what signal it sent. We answered the question on what signal it sent. I'm not the one who commented on timing.feedback

Apr 19 2017

I would respectfully suggest that, in this case, the facts are not completely out, so I would rather not jump to conclusions about what happened.feedback

Apr 19 2017 - Iran

We're well aware of any potential negative impacts that an action could have. Regardless whether it's an economic, political or military action you always weigh those kinds of actions. That's why he's asking for this review. If he didn't, if he thought everything was fine he would've allowed this to move forward. Part of the review ... is to determine where Iran is in compliance with the deal and to make recommendations to the president on the path forward.feedback

Apr 19 2017 - USS Carl Vinson

The president said that we have an armada going towards the peninsula. That's a fact. It happened. It is happening, rather.feedback

Apr 19 2017

The reaction has somewhat been, you know, that they almost won. No, they lost! They spent $8.3 million dollars and threw everything including the kitchen sink at it, and lost.feedback

Apr 19 2017

I think I got this. But thank you. That was cool.feedback

Apr 19 2017

We've made very clear to Congress that the president's priorities are increasing military spending and security of our border. We're going to continue to have conversations with Congress, and we feel confident that they'll do their job.feedback

Apr 19 2017

And frankly, the faux attempt that the Obama administration put out, where they would scrub who they didn't want put out, didn't serve anyone well.feedback

Apr 19 2017

When you a see a carrier group steaming into an area like that [it] is clearly a huge deterrence.feedback

Apr 18 2017

I think the president's view on this has been very clear from the campaign, and the American people understood it when they elected him in November.feedback

Apr 18 2017

I don't think that we should fake it, going to a dinner where you sit around, and they pretend everything is hunky-dory.feedback

Apr 17 2017

It's not really being transparent when you scrub out the names of the people that you don't want anyone to know were here. We bring people in, we release participant lists, we give press the opportunity to come into the room, see everybody who's there, hear part of the discussion.feedback

Apr 17 2017

We'll have to get back to you on that.feedback

Apr 17 2017

The president wants to make sure that people can come in the same way they can go into a member of the Congress's office, provide information and details.feedback

Apr 17 2017

We're following the same policy that every administration from the beginning of time (prior to Obama) has used with respect to visitors logs. You don't know who got left off and who didn't.feedback

Apr 17 2017

It's been covered before. It's the same thing that was discussed during the campaign trail. The president is under audit. It's a routine audit that continues.feedback

Apr 17 2017

We're under the same audit that has existed, and nothing has changed. The American people understood when they elected him in November.feedback

Apr 17 2017

President Obama got elected by promising to be different, to change Washington, and to be open, transparent and accountable. But it turns out it was all empty rhetoric--nothing but broken promises.feedback

Apr 17 2017

I think that we recognize that there's a privacy aspect to allowing citizens to come, express their views. We are going to follow the law the way that every administration has followed up until the last one. I think the people understand, you know, how successful the president has been and how much he's paid in taxes. Obviously, the president has, you know, time to spend with family. He makes phone calls. We generally provide readouts of those phone calls with foreign leaders, whether he's here or in Florida.feedback

Apr 17 2017 - Easter

It gets very hot. I can't see too much, and the bunny does not talk, but every child is special on this day … Most children are so excited to see the bunny that they are on their best behavior.feedback

Apr 16 2017 - Saturday Night Live

I am sensitive to the fact that they were sent there on trains. But, hey, at least they didn't have to fly United, am I right? That one just jumped. That one just jumped right out of my mouth.feedback

Apr 15 2017

We filed our financial disclosure forms the other day in a way that allows everyone to understand.feedback

Apr 14 2017 - Chemical weapons

I was trying to make a point about the heinous acts that Assad had made against his own people last week using chemical weapons and gas. And frankly, I mistakenly used an inappropriate, insensitive reference to the Holocaust. I apologize. It was a mistake to do that.feedback

Apr 13 2017 - Afghanistan

The GBU-43 is a large, powerful and accurately delivered weapon. We targeted a system of tunnels and caves that ISIS fighters used to move around freely, making it easier for them to target U.S. military advisers and Afghan forces in the area.feedback

Apr 13 2017 - Afghanistan

The United States takes the fight against ISIS very seriously and in order to defeat the group, we must deny then operations space, which we did.feedback

Apr 13 2017 - Mother of all bombs

The United States takes the fight against ISIS very seriously and in order to defeat the group we must deny them operational space, which we did.feedback

Apr 13 2017

It's a very, very complex issue and I'm gonna leave it to the president to specifically answer it.feedback

Apr 13 2017 - NATO

I think, respectfully, I think you can look at what you're referring to as a shift in a lot of ways, and by that I mean I saw a couple instances with respect to NATO being one of those shifts, and if you look at what's happened, it's those entities or individuals in some cases or issues evolving toward the president's position.feedback

Apr 13 2017 - NATO

You look at the president's position, where he wanted to see NATO, in particular, evolve to, and it's moving exactly in the direction that he said.feedback

Apr 13 2017

I think we're getting closer and closer every day.feedback

Apr 12 2017 - Chemical weapons

We didn't use chemical weapons in World War II. You know, you had a, you know, someone as despicable as Hitler who didn't even sink to using chemical weapons. So you have to if you're Russia, ask yourself: Is this a country that you, and a regime, that you want to align yourself with? You have previously signed onto international agreements, rightfully acknowledging that the use of chemical weapons should be out of bounds by every country.feedback

Apr 12 2017 - Easter

It's–, it really is painful to myself to know that I did something like that because that obviously was not my intention. And, to know when you screw up that you possibly offended a lot of people–, I just, you know, and so I would ask obviously for folks' forgiveness to understand that I should not have tried to make a comparison.feedback

Apr 12 2017

I've let the president down. It's a very holy week for Jewish and Christian people...to make a gaffe and a mistake like this is inexcusable and reprehensible. It's painful to myself to know I did something like that.feedback

Apr 12 2017 - SCOTUS

Gorsuch was confirmed, the media is saying nice things and nobody is talking about Russia – what a difference 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles can make!feedback

Apr 12 2017

The coverage we've gotten – I don't think we should fake it.feedback

Apr 12 2017

It's painful to myself to know that I did something like that.feedback

Apr 12 2017

I mean, obviously the president meant in totality the number that had been released on the battlefield – that have been released from Gitmo since – individuals have been released.feedback

Apr 12 2017 - Syria conflict

Going in and occupying Syria for the express purpose of regime change is something the president has been very clear on.feedback

Apr 12 2017 - North Korea

The last thing we want to see is a nuclear North Korea that threatens the coast of the United States, or, for that matter, any other country, or any other set of human beings. He would welcome President Xi weighing in on this a little bit more.feedback

Apr 12 2017 - Chemical weapons

I think when you come to sarin gas, there was no, he was not using the gas on his own people the same way that Assad is doing. I understand your point, thank you, thank you, I appreciate that. There were not – he brought them into the Holocaust centre, I understand that. But was saying in the way that Assad used them where he went into towns, dropped them down to innocent(s) into the middle of town. It was brought – so the use of it, and I appreciate the clarification there. That was not the intent.feedback

Apr 12 2017 - Chemical weapons

You look, we didn't use chemical weapons in World War II. You know, you had a, you know, someone as despicable as Hitler who didn't even sink to using chemical weapons.feedback

Apr 12 2017

No matter what you do, no matter what you wear, it gets amplified to a degree that you couldn't imagine.feedback

Apr 12 2017

There's no comparing atrocities and it is a very solemn time for so many folks that's part of that, so that's obviously a very difficult thing personally to deal with, because you know a lot of people that don't know you wonder why you would do that. I think I've let the president down and so on both a personal level and a professional level that will definitely go down as not a very good day in my history.feedback

Apr 12 2017

I love it. I truly do believe it's an honour to have this job. It is a privilege and if you don't believe it's so, you shouldn't be here.feedback

Apr 12 2017 - Chemical weapons

I was trying to draw a distinction of the tactic of using airplanes to drop chemical weapons on population centers.feedback

Apr 12 2017 - Holocaust

I make mistakes; everyone does. How you handle those mistakes is what makes the difference in life.feedback

Apr 12 2017

I think they should go have their dinner and I know they've put a lot of time into it and that's great, but I don't think that just sitting there and watching a bunch of celebrities walk by is somehow an indication of how much you care about or respect the press or the first amendment. I think they should have their dinner, but we I think have a right, in the same first amendment gives us a right, to say this is inappropriate to go and it sends the wrong signal and, if things get better, maybe we'll attend next year, but this is not the year to do it.feedback

Apr 12 2017

I think the relationship and the coverage that we've gotten, I don't think that we should fake it, going to a dinner where we sit around and pretend that everything's all hunky-dory is probably not an appropriate year to be doing this.feedback

Apr 12 2017 - Syria conflict

I mistakenly made an inappropriate and insensitive reference to the Holocaust, for which there is no comparison.feedback

Apr 11 2017 - North Korea

I think there is no evidence that North Korea has that capability at this time. Threatening something that you don't have the capability of isn't really a threat.feedback

Apr 11 2017 - Syria conflict

I don't see a peaceful, stable Syria in the future that has Assad in charge. I don't see a future Syria that has (Assad) as the leader of that government.feedback

Apr 11 2017 - Holocaust

The president went out of his way to recognize the Holocaust and the suffering that went through and the people that were affected by it and the loss of life.feedback

Apr 11 2017 - Chemical weapons

You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn't even sink to using chemical weapons.feedback

Apr 11 2017 - Chemical weapons

I understand your point, thank you. He brought them into the Holocaust center, I understand that. But what I am saying in the way that Assad used them, where he went into towns, dropped them down to innocent, into the middle of towns . . . so the use of it. And I appreciate the clarification there. That was not the intent.feedback

Apr 11 2017

This evening, @WhiteHouse staff held a Passover Seder, marking first night of Passover.feedback

Apr 11 2017

I don't think anyone looks at that video and isn't a little disturbed that another human being is treated that way.feedback

Apr 11 2017 - Syria conflict

There is a bit of irony that for all of these talks that have been perpetuated about back channels and direct links, that now it's they won't meet with you.feedback

Apr 11 2017 - Chemical weapons

In no way was I trying to lessen the horrendous nature of the Holocaust. I was trying to draw a distinction of the tactic of using airplanes to drop chemical weapons on population centers. Any attack on innocent people is reprehensible and inexcusable.feedback

Apr 11 2017 - Chemical weapons

We didn't use chemical weapons in World War II. Someone as despicable as Hitler... didn't even sink to using chemical weapons. I think when you come to sarin gas, there was no, he (Hitler) was not using the gas on his own people the same way that Assad is doing. There was clearly....I understand your point, thank you. There was not...He brought them into the Holocaust center I understand that. I appreciate the clarification. That was not the intent.feedback

Apr 11 2017 - US voter fraud

The president has believed that for a while. It's a belief that he has maintained for a while, a concern that he has about voter fraud.feedback

Apr 11 2017 - Syria conflict

Nothing has changed in our posture. The president retains the option to act in Syria against the Assad regime whenever it is in the national interest … And as the president has repeatedly made clear, he will not be telegraphing his military responses.feedback

Apr 11 2017 - Syria conflict

From a humanitarian standpoint, [we are] ensuring that we create an environment that provides a safe place for them to ultimately remain. In this particular decision, I felt President Trump was right. He "can't imagine a stable and peaceful Syria where Bashar al-Assad is in power.feedback

Apr 11 2017 - Chemical weapons

We didn't use chemical weapons in World War II. You know, you had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn't even sink to using chemical weapons. So you have to, if you are Russia, ask yourself: Is this a country and a regime that you want to align yourself with?feedback

Apr 11 2017 - Russia

It's interesting that we went from all of these direct links to Russia to now are we disappointed that we can't even get a meeting with him. There is a bit of irony in the question.feedback

Apr 11 2017 - Chemical weapons

I think when you come to sarin gas, he was not using the gas on his own people the same way that Assad is doing.feedback

Apr 10 2017 - Syria conflict

If you gas a baby, if you put a barrel bombing to innocent people, I think you can see a response from this president. That's unacceptable. The president retains the option to act in Syria against the Assad regime whenever it is in the national interest … and as the president has repeatedly made clear, he will not be telegraphing his military responses.feedback

Apr 10 2017

It still would be a great opportunity before they leave for August recess, but we're going to make sure we do this right.feedback

Apr 10 2017 - Syria conflict

I think we need to remind them of the commitments that they've made and the commitments that Syria's made. There's no question who acted in this case and what Syria did. And I think that we need to make sure that Russia fully understands the actions that Assad took, the commitments that Syria has made – and Russia has equally agree to those same – understanding. So getting them back on the same page, first and foremost, would seem the logical step.feedback

Apr 10 2017 - Syria conflict

Look, I think the president has been very clear that there are a number of lines that were crossed last week.feedback

Apr 10 2017 - Syria conflict

If you gas a baby, if you put a barrel bomb into innocent people, I think you will see a response from this president. The sight of people being gassed and blown away by barrel bombs ensures that if we see this kind of action again, we hold open the possibility of future action.feedback

Apr 10 2017 - Syria conflict

If you gas a baby, if you put a barrel bomb in to innocent people, I think you will see a response from this president.feedback

Apr 10 2017

The president, wherever he goes, he carries the apparatus of the White House.feedback

Apr 08 2017

There is a fine line between people who want to be part of something that they never had an official role in, and people who actually played a role in either the campaign or transition. Obviously there has been discussion of Paul Manafort, who played a very limited role for a very limited amount of time.feedback

Apr 08 2017

He's not going to telegraph his next move.feedback

Apr 07 2017 - Chemical weapons

The president believes that the Syrian government, the Assad regime, should at the minimum agree to abide by the agreements they made to not use chemical weapons.feedback

Apr 07 2017 - Syria conflict

He was very moved and found the event extremely tragic.feedback

Apr 07 2017 - Syria conflict

Today's chemical attack in Syria against innocent people, including women and children, is reprehensible and cannot be ignored by the civilized world. These heinous actions by the Bashar al-Assad regime are a consequence of the past administration's weakness and irresolution.feedback

Apr 05 2017

The president would like to see this done. If we can get a deal and it gets to those votes – which, again, I'm not going to raise expectations, but there are more and more people coming to the table with more and more ideas about how to grow that vote.feedback

Apr 04 2017

It's not for me to decide who should testify or how they should do it.feedback

Apr 04 2017

I'm not going to raise expectations, but I think that there are more and more people coming to the table with more and more ideas about how to grow that vote.feedback

Apr 04 2017

The more we find out about this, the more we learn there was something there.feedback

Apr 04 2017

I'm not ready to talk about our next step but we'll talk about that soon.feedback

Apr 04 2017 - American politics

Trump "would like to see this done. I'm not going to raise expectations, but I think that there are more and more people coming to the table with more and more ideas about how to grow that vote.feedback

Apr 04 2017

There is a troubling direction that some of this is going in.feedback

Apr 04 2017

We continue to feel optimistic in the sense that there's a lot of constructive ideas that are coming to the table to get us to a way forward.feedback

Apr 04 2017

We have promoted more non-traditional, non-mainstream media outlets and reporters than ever before, and we treat everyone the same. We push back on anyone who is attempting to create a false narrative or assumes facts that aren't in evidence. I've known April for a long time. She's a tough reporter who has fought very effectively for her place in that briefing room. I respect her grit and determination.feedback

Apr 04 2017

I've treated every reporter regardless of outlet, gender or race the same.feedback

Apr 04 2017 - Wiretapping

We're not going to start going down guessing the motives of something that is not assumed in fact yet.feedback

Apr 04 2017 - Wiretapping

She was the one who went out and said, quote, that she had nothing to do with this on a program a few weeks ago and now you see more and more reports. It's not for me to decide who should testify or how they should do it. But I do think that there's a sharp contrast between a few weeks ago when she was very public in saying she, quote, didn't have any clue what Chairman Nunes was talking about. And yet now, we're finding out that she's trying to figure out some kind of friendly way of discussing this.feedback

Apr 03 2017 - Iraq

I don't think to, sort of, then translate it into he's overseeing Iraq is an accurate assessment. He has a team that he oversees. There is a team, depending on the subject, that is working with him. And he is providing oversight and direction.feedback

Apr 03 2017

A blind trust, or any kind of trust rather, the whole entire point of setting it up is so that somebody can draw money. The idea that the president is withdrawing money at some point is exactly the purpose of why a trust is set up, regardless of an individual.feedback

Apr 03 2017