Monday, June 12, 2017

Deny, Deny, Deny

It would be interesting to see a count of how many times the Trump administration has offered a public denial of a news report. And also to compare that to other presidencies.
The Guardian reported that Trump recently told British Prime Minister Theresa May over the phone that he was putting [a] tentative visit on hold due to concerns that he’d face protests, citing an unnamed British adviser present in the room during the call. The New York Times also reported Sunday that Trump was considering delaying a visit, citing two unnamed administration officials.

An anonymous senior Trump official told CNN that Trump did not float delaying his trip on a Friday call with May. An unnamed Trump administration official also denied to Reuters that Trump broached the subject.


Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that Trump had yet to schedule a trip to the UK and that he still plans on visiting the country. Spicer also said that Trump does not factor in his popularity in a country before agreeing to visit.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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