Anderson Cooper Hits Sean Spicer for Repeated Dodge of ‘I’ve Not Asked the President About That’
Anderson Cooper Hits Sean Spicer for Repeated Dodge of ‘I’ve Not Asked the President About That’ (Mediaite)
Following White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s first on-camera press briefing in over a week, CNN’s Anderson Cooper went after the spokesperson for once again utilizing his artful dodge to reporters when pressed to answer a question about the president’s position. That is, stating that he hasn’t spoken to POTUS about that subject.
After playing a clip from today’s presser in which Spicer told a reporter he hadn’t talked to President Donald Trump about Russian election interference, Cooper then unveiled a montage of Spicer answering a number of other queries over the months with variations of “I have not asked the president about that.”
“The answers say nothing,” Cooper stated. “They also kind of speak volumes.”
The CNN anchor then went on to discuss the situation with correspondent Jeff Zeleny, asking him why he feels Spicer doesn’t have an answer for these questions.
“I think logical but also legal,” Zeleny responded. “Sean Spicer doesn’t want to contradict anything the president has said.”
Zeleny also addressed the news that Spicer is looking for his replacements as communications director and press secretary as he looks to take a more behind-the-scenes role, something Spicer discussed today.
“I don’t think any of this is imminent,” he noted. “For one, a lot of people do not want this job. For two, it is a very complicated job.”