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>> I was gonna start with little recap the inauguration but I think we've cover that pretty well.>> The Trump White House trying to clear the air with the press Monday after a combative debut over the weekend.>> This was irresponsible and reckless.>> The White House spokesman Sean Spicer tried to set a mute tone pledging to be honest.
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>> I believe that we have to be honest with the American people. I think sometimes we can disagree with the facts. But our intentions never to lie to you Jonathan.>> That following accusations that Spicer made false claims when he scolded the media for reporting that the crowd size at Trump's inauguration was not as huge as the President claimed.
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Spicer made efforts to answer many questions, his first time, as he took no questions on Saturday. But he broke with tradition by largely ignoring the major networks and newspapers during the first few questions. And the yuppie tone and friendlier questions didn't last long. Spicer veering back into defensive mode.
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Citing his frustrations with the press for what he calls an->> Attempt to go after this president and say, well, that can't be true and that's not right and the numbers weren't there. And there's a rush to judgement every time. The default narrative is always negative. And it's demoralizing.
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>> He also rehashed the inauguration numbers not backing down from his assertions of its record size.>> And I don't see any numbers that dispute that. When you add up attendance, viewership, our total audience in terms of tablets, phones.>> And again rebuking a false report on the Martin Luther King bus being removed from the Oval Office.
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>> Where was the apology of the President of the United States?>> But despite his pledge to work honestly, he dodged some questions that he clearly viewed as potential landmines. For example, what is the unemployment rate? That he couldn't say.>>
LAUGH] J
st really simple, what is the average national unemployment rate?
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>> What's the average?>> No, I mean what's the overall unemployment?>> Are you talking about whether or not we include the full?>> I'm just asking you.>> I mean, the Bureau of Labor Statistics puts to that.>> You accept
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]>> No, no, it's not a question of what I accept.
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I mean, there are ways that you can put out full employment.>> And I know the difference.>> Right, but I'm saying there's a reason that we put out several versions of that.