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1. Welcome to today's White House Daily #shadowbriefing. Five months ago when I started these, I thought anytime now the White House would restart conducting daily briefings. It's part of our democracy, how could they just abandon them. Well five months and dozens of
2. of briefings later, it appears the White House has no concern for our democracy and I'll be doing briefings for at least another 18 months or so. So with that in mind, here goes for today. The President enjoyed a leisurely weekend of golf, TV watching, tweeting about TV
3. watching and some more tweeting about everything in the world that's bothering him. He didn't attack any Hollywood stars this weekend, but did take time to detail how bad another black female reporter is, of course with the caveat that he's never seen her. So normal times at
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1. Welcome to today's White House #shadowbriefing. Today marks 6 months since the WH has held a Press Briefing. Let me start with an admission. I misled many of you by saying there will be surprises and door prizes today. That is not true and I regret that blatant lie.
2. But now that I've got you here, today will be a little different than normal. Sure I could take questions on a range of subjects where the President has lied, acted inappropriately or promoting some indefensible policy that undermines our democracy and. national security.
3. We could try to explain why the Chief of Staff threatened career public servants with firing if they didn't lie for the President. We could explain why well known bigot and village idiot @loudobbs was at the White House today. WE could comment on reports that @potus
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1. Welcome to today's daily WH #shadowbriefing. Tomorrow will be 6 months since the last White House briefing -- you remember Sarah Sanders--she's writing a memoir now about not doing daily briefings. With today's news I have some sympathy for them...but here at the shadow
2. briefing are on the case rain or shine good news or bad news, whether we're interested or bored on any given day. Now that's commitment. So let's get to the big news of the day. The President fired National Security Advisor John Bolton this morning via tweet. That's the
3. third national security adviser he's fired via tweet. He's also fired a Secretary of State and head of our National intelligence operations. Many have tried to figure out what links all these firings. Here at the White House we have a the real world the truth
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1. Welcome to today's WH Daily #shadowbriefing. It's been nearly six months since the WH has held a briefing and there is no sign that @PressSec has any interest in ever entering the briefing room. Well when one market closes, another opens. So here we are with the only brag
@PressSec 2. (briefing) in town. Hard to imagine there are any questions out there since it's been quiet and @realDonaldTrump keeps winning, but let's open it up to questions. Q. Given this is the week of the 9/11 anniversary, was it a good idea to invite the Taliban to Camp David?
@PressSec @realDonaldTrump 3. A. Candidly is was a really bad idea and that's why most of the government was against it. @VP was against it. The Afghan govt was against it. Hard to know where Pompeo was on this because he as a little trouble telling the truth, like his boss. The most telling thing was
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1. Welcome to today's abbreviated edition of the White House Daily #shadowbriefing Day 175 White House briefing held hostage. We'll be short today because we can. Let's start with an update on Hurricane Dorian
2. Because of the unprecedented leadership of @realDonaldTrump Alabama was spared total devastation from Hurricane Dorian. Send your crews down there and you'll see, Dorian didn't lay a glove on Dothan...see what I did there? You can use that for a headline. And how do
@realDonaldTrump 3. we know Alabama was in jeopardy? Well just look at the map the President used. He used his Sharpie to extend the storm area to include Alabama. What incredible foresight and leadership. Roy Moore and the blackface Governor are currently holding a news conference to thank
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Welcome to today's edition of the Daily WH #shadowbriefing thread. It's pledge time at the Shadowbriefing. But we don't want your money, well maybe some of it, but we do crave attention instead. So don't forget to retweet and like so we can grow our underground audience a bit.
2. It's been 174 days since the last WH briefing so somebody's got to answer the questions of the day. We take that responsibility very seriously here at eh Shadow Briefing--that is unless we have something more interesting to do that day. So let's get right to it.
3. The next sentence is an attempt to grow our audience. A new shadow briefing poll puts @realDonaldTrump approval rating at 74% and 93% of Americans think James Comes is a communist scumbag. Thanks in advance for the retweet Mr. President. You've retweeted everyone else.
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1. We're back for the first Brooklyn edition of the daily WH #shadowbriefing. 169 days have passed and there is no sign that the briefing hostages will be released anytime soon. Today would have been a great day to do one with a bunch of crazy news stories out there, but no go
2. So, let's get right to your questions on this busy day. Q. The President's new Press Secretary @PressSec told the Washington Post that @realDonaldTrump never tells a lie and her proof is he loves his country. Isn't it possible to love your country and tell lies. A. I have
@PressSec @realDonaldTrump 3. admit, I wasn't expecting that one. It's some of the best out of the box, sheer crazy, unbelievable, so out there that you almost believe it, spin I've ever heard. So I want to get this straight. Anything he says has to be true because of his love of country. I can just
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1. Welcome to today's White House daily #shadowbriefing. Let me first start by acknowledging the crafty work by the Trump campaign in Friday's briefing. In the unroll app, the campaign bought an ad right in the middle of my briefing. Who says their not trying to expand their
2. coalition. Don't know how much it cost but I know this is pricey real estate and I bet you swayed lots of people. Nice job Brad. You're a winner. Ok let's shift gears to talk about all the great things that happened at the G-7 summit. @realDonaldTrump got all he wanted
@realDonaldTrump 3. out of the meeting. He wanted to spend as much time doing Putin's bidding by begging and pleading to get Russia back into the G-7. By some accounts he took up half the meeting doing Vlad's job because Russia's priorities are America's priorities. I understand he's also
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1. Welcome to today's WH daily press #shadowbriefing. It's been 164 days since the WH has held a briefing and today would be a great day to explain what @realDonaldTrump is up to. Well I guess it's up to me --so here goes.
@realDonaldTrump 2. Let me start today with trying to put some of @potus tweets today. First and foremost, we are in a war, a trade war, with China. And as easy as '@realDonaldTrump said it is to win trade wars, sometimes you have to to extreme measures. In one of his first acts since
@realDonaldTrump @POTUS 3. he secretly declared martial law giving him special war powers. One of those powers is to decree complete authority over American companies, what they are allowed to do and what they can't. Who they can sell to and who they can't. Now like the nuclear codes, there is a
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1. Welcome to today's WH Daily #shadowbriefing. It's day 163 without a briefing so we thought we'd shake things up and do a late night briefing at 35,000 feet. So here goes. Let me start by cleaning a few things up from yesterday
2. First, when I implied it might not be the best idea for @seanspicer to go on Dancing with the the Stars, clearly I was expressing my own opinion. You know integrity of the office and everything. But our President speaks for the country and, while he lacks integrity for the
@seanspicer 3. office, he thinks Sean is quite a dancer and being on the show will help make America great again. So that's our final word on this, until the President starts urging his supporters to vote for Sean and when he flops accusing the undocumented from stealing the election
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1. Welcome to today's edition of the WH daily #shadowbriefing. The only briefing in town so you better take it seriously even if we don't. Please excuse our August schedule. Sometimes even we get a little tired of talking about @realDonaldTrump But not today!
@realDonaldTrump 2. Let's get right to the main issue of the day. Crowd size. It's a national security issue which is why the President keeps tweeting about it. America is the greatest country in the world and Elton John is the greatest pop star. So when an American President can outdraw
@realDonaldTrump 3. the greatest pop star in history it shows that we are the greatest country in history and the President is the greatest leader in history. Anyone who tries to undermine the crowd size of @realDonaldTrump is a threat to our national security because it weakens our country
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1 Welcome to today's edition of the Daily White House #shadowbriefing. It's been 157 days since @PressSec has made it to the briefing room. Not sure what's got @PressSec so scared, but we hope to show her here how it's done. And maybe, she'll find a way to do her job.
@PressSec 2. Let's start first with last night's rally. It's not very often the President of the United States makes a public statement saying he beat Elton John at something, but that's our guy. More importantly he showed you the benefits of being with him.
@PressSec 3. If you are a protester at one of his events and security escorts you out you're likely to be mocked. It could be as a disabled person, it could be with a funny accent to highlight your ethnicity or it could be a stupid fat joke coming from Mr. Slim himself. But if you're a
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1. Welcome to the WH daily #shadowbriefing. It's been 157 days since the last briefing so this is the only thing America has to hold onto. Where the questions are real and the answers are the unvarnished truth--most of the time.
2. Let's start with a little inside baseball. @PressSec made one of her first public on the record statements this morning saying that @realDonaldTrump was not encouraging the Israeli government to deny entry of two American Congress representatives into Israel.
@PressSec @realDonaldTrump 3. That statement remained operative for almost an hour until @realDonaldTrump tweeted the exact opposite message encouraging Prime Minister Netanayhu to ban Reps Omar and Ilhan from entering Israel. This is an instructive moment. Presumably, @PressSec didn't make up her info.
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1. Welcome to the daily WH #shadowbriefing. It's now been almost 150 days since the last WH briefing forcing the Shadow briefing to work overtime. After a brief stay in the "rest home" I'm back and ready to answer the questions of the day.
2. In order to save time my answers today will either be that's not the president's fault, he didn't say that or it was like that when he got here. This way we all don't have to work too hard today. So let's get right to questions. Q. The Dow Jones dropped a historic 800
3. points today on fears of recession. Does the President plan a tweet like the one's when it's up? A. Of course that's not the President's fault, @realDonaldTrump is only responsible when the stock market is going up. The real culprit is the Federal Reserve. First they should
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1. Welcome to today's edition of the Daily WH #shadowbriefing. It's been months since the last briefing and we really miss them. And my fingers are getting really tired. Please bring them back.
2. Let's get right to the news. The President has no intention of supporting any new gun control legislation. I know his comments on the south lawn today might indicate some softening on the issue, but let me be clear, it ain't going to happen. Both @realDonaldTrump and
@realDonaldTrump 3.@senatemajldr both need a little political cover right now. But it's clear there are not the votes in the Senate to pass legislation and the President is not going to spend any political capital on getting the votes. He has much higher priorities. Remember, the champion GOP
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1. Welcome to today's edition of the Daily WH #shadowbriefing. As long as @PressSec can only send tweets and not face questions, we'll do it for you. It may not be pretty, but it's the only game in town. Don't forget to boycott @soulcycle and patronize @WMM_podcast
@PressSec @soulcycle @WMM_podcast 2. As the President's senior aide for social media, @DanScavino tweeted out, the President was treated like a rock star at the Dayton(or Toledo) hospital today and, more importantly, there is lot's of video of it. Because that's what today is about. Not helping heal the wounds
@PressSec @soulcycle @WMM_podcast @DanScavino 3. of the country, but burnishing the image of the President. You know, every President does these photo ops and pretends its about the people. But it's really all about the optics and we are being very upfront about that. So it was a great day for @realDonaldTrump which means
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1. Welcome to the Daily WH #shadowbriefing.
We ask and answer the questions you won't hear at the White House because they have lost the guts to do their jobs. Luckily we're here to step in for them.
2. Busy morning here at the White House so let's get right to questions. Q. How was the President's mood yesterday, how did everything impact him? A. Well I have to say he was very upset when he returned from the golf course. He missed a ten foot put for a birdie on 18 which,
3. according to him, would have meant he shot a 69. But after some quality time with his hair consultant he seemed to bounce back. Thanks for asking though. Q. I meant how did he feel about the mass murder that was committed in the country over the weekend. A. My bad, @potus
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1. Welcome to a special Democratic debate edition of the daily WH #shadowbriefing. It's been a 142 days since the WH has held a press briefing so you'll have to rely on the Detroit team to give you all the up to date reaction to today's news. Listen to @WMM_podcast for more.
@WMM_podcast 2. The President continued his non-racist strategy over the past few days by continuing his attacks on Baltimore and Elijiah Cummings. It's wrong to call him a racist as he told CSPAN yesterday he's the least racist man in the world. He proved that point later by going after
@WMM_podcast 3. CNN's Don Lemon as the most stupid reporter on Television after his debate moderator performance. Now @realDonaldTrump has gone after a lot of CNN reporters in the past, but only used the stupid word with Lemon. It's a total coincidence that Lemon is an African American
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1. Welcome to today's edition of the WH Daily #shadowbriefing. It's been 140 days since the White House has held a briefing so your humble Shadow briefer returns today. Lots of news today, but let me start with the real story of Russia investigation on @WMM_podcast today
@WMM_podcast 2. OK, promotion aside, lots of news today so let's get right to questions. Q. @realDonaldTrump said this morning he was down at ground zero lot's of times and implied he helped with the cleanup. Can you provide any evidence of this. A. This is self-evident. He bragged about
@WMM_podcast @realDonaldTrump 3. how his building was no the biggest downtown building. How would he have known that if he wasn't down there. He said the Muslims will celebrating the terrorist attack. How would he have seen that if he wasn't down at Ground Zero. And most importantly, he said it and he's
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1. Welcome to today's WH Daily #shadowbriefing brought to you by #TheResistance Its been a full season since the White House has briefed and @PressSec apparently still doesn't know where the briefing room is. So, America you are stuck with the Shadow Briefing.
@PressSec 2. Let's get right to questions. Q. Was @realDonaldTrump surprised by anything in the Mueller hearing. A. He was surprised by a lot. First, Bill Barr told him he was exonerated and it's pretty clear to him now that's not true. He wasn't that surprised though because
@PressSec @realDonaldTrump 3. of course he knows what he did. He was really surprised at the coverage. He didn't expect most of the media to focus on Mueller's delivery and ignore the damning facts that were testified to by Mueller. He was shocked the Mueller saying that his answers under oath were
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1. Welcome to a special edition of the WH Daily #shadowbriefing Mueller hearing day. It you have twitter and can read you know where @realDonaldTrump is doing this morning. Multiple tweets this morning repeat all of his deep state talking points, sliming Mueller and his team
2. and setting a high bar--no obstruction and no collusion. That's what today is about. If you've read the report, you know that's not even close to the truth. But the White House team and their allies on the Hill hope to create such a circus show that no one focuses on the
3. what's in the report. Here's a shadow briefing prediction at the outset. Most people will be disappointed with the hearing, some even enraged. Republicans who eat only Fox News info are sure he's a victim. Dems think he's a lowlife criminal. Mueller won't satisfy either.
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1. Welcome to the Daily WH #shadowbriefing where all the questions are asked and most are answered. Since no one has been at the WH Press podium except tourists since the spring, the shadow briefing is the best you get. We have some breaking news here today. Sources tell
2. us that @PressSec will hold her first briefing tomorrow. The day of the Mueller hearing. That is particularly interesting timing since your shadow briefer's first briefing at the White House was the day impeachment hearings for President Clinton. We'll see if my source is
3. a good one. Come on @presssec, live up to your handle, do your job, be dramatic, you'll slay them in the room tomorrow. Ok, now on to other matters. The President will not be watching the Mueller hearings tomorrow, as previously announced he will be using the new cutting
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Welcome to Monday's edition of the WH Daily #shadowbriefing. We brief everyday because the WH refused to. And even if they did, they never tell the truth. Now for what I'll call our PBS pledge moment. We don't want your money and our sponsors are not real. We do need support
2. We have a dedicated audience that gets these messages everyday. We need to grow this audience because this is important, even as its a little bit of fun. People need to hear this stuff. So here's what I'm asking. Tell your friends, retweet, let people know the truth is out
3. there, and it's right here at the shadow briefing. Let's grow this audience together and get the word out. And as long as I'm shilling, don't forget to subscribe to @WMM_podcast , the best podcast in the history of the world. Ok, everybody on board, we're all going to sell
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1. Good afternoon and happy Friday. Getting started a little early today, sorry if the popcorn is not quite ready yet. This is the WH daily #shadowbriefing . Since it's been over four months since the WH has held a briefing this is the place to ask the questions and get some
2. answers since you won't get them from the White House. At least not true ones. I understand I'll also be filling in for the Pentagon today, as we creep ever closer to war with Iran, the Pentagon has not held a briefing in over a year. But not a problem, we've got it covered
3. Let me try to address some inconsistencies that the Press has been raising, at least trying to in it's own way. @realDonaldTrump spent the entire Obama administration dumping on America and American exceptionalism in very harsh terms. Now he says that when he's POTUS,
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