Donald Trump now likes jobs reports

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said there is a "massive difference" between WikiLeaks publishing John Podesta's emails and revealing purported Central Intelligence Agency hacking methods.

In its monthly report on USA employment, released at 8:30 a.m. (1330 GMT), the Labor Department said nonfarm employers added 235,000 workers to their payrolls, with the unemployment rate dropping a tenth of a percentage point to 4.7 percent. Spicer brushed off the suggestion, saying, "Don't make me move the podium", referring to a "Saturday Night Live" skit that made fun of him played by an aggressively combative Melissa McCarthy. "Great news for American workers!"

Reporters laughed at the absurdity of the answer and the absurdity of the overall situation.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer was asked point-blank by a reporter during Wednesday's press conference about whether President Donald Trump has a credibility problem.

"They may have been phony in the past, but it's very real now", Mr. Trump told his spokesman.

When Brennan pressed him again on this question, Spicer replied: "The assurance I gave you, Margaret, was that I'm not aware, and that is 100 percent accurate".

Spicer went on to say that Trump's presidency is having a direct effect on the confidence in the USA economy.

Back then, candidate Trump denounced "phony unemployment numbers" he claimed had been invented by politicians to make them look good.

He was among a group of US President Donald Trump's closest aides who were barred from Air Force One, after Trump erupted in frustration at his staff during an Oval Office meeting, the New York Times reports.

The administration, Portnoy said, is trying to navigate between conservative Republicans in the House Freedom Caucus who object to the act's tax credits for health insurance and moderate Senate Republicans "who frankly are anxious about whether this package will unwind the Medicaid expansion too soon". I think that is a pretty significant thing to be focused on.

  • Leroy Wright