White House investigates leaks of Trump calls to Australia, Mexico

Malcolm Fuller
February 4, 2017

Huntsville talk radio host Dale Jackson used his opportunity while asking a question at Friday's White House press briefing to thank press secretary Sean Spicer "for taking questions outside the elite media bubble".

While media were quick to amend and retract their initial reports mentioning a Muslim suspect, the White House has yet to comment further.

Asked at a White House briefing on Thursday afternoon whether the deal was indeed going ahead, Spicer said the widely reported conversation between the world leaders had been "cordial", and said the refugee deal would go ahead on the condition of "extreme vetting".

"I'm not going to sit around and engage with people who have no desire to actually get something right", he said during an event at George Washington University this week. That's fine. No one is expecting him to be able to cite chapter and verse on, say, the provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act that allowed President Trump to order on Friday that all immigrants and visa holders from seven majority-Muslim countries be banned from entering the United States for 90 days and almost all refugees be banned from resettling here for four months.

Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull had on Wednesday said that Trump had committed to the agreement to accept 1,250 refugees who are lodged in offshore detention centres on the Pacific nations of Nauru and Papua New Guinea.

"Believe me, when you hear about the tough phone calls I'm having - don't worry about it".

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"So when [Trump] first announced it, he said, 'Muslim ban.' He called me up. That's the worst thing someone can do in trying to negotiate", Spicer said. "An interview with Conway is like a game of Crazy Eights with one rule change: Every card is crazy", he wrote recently. "I think that when you look back at everything, I probably should have taken questions".

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The media must think Trump is the one who's dumb. They went through an extensive discussion of this deal, ' he said on the first occasion.

"The logic is, this is a representative of the president".

"He (Trump) does not like it but out of respect for (Turnbull) he is going to allow that the process to continue", he said.

Jones noted President Trump's unequivocal support for Glass-Steagall during the campaign and the demand for Glass-Steagall in the Republican Party platform. It's not just lying or spin.it's that when you are done listening to Kellyanne Conway, you probably understand less.

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