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1. Welcome to today's White House #shadowbriefing We brief because the White House doesn't. Today we're going to do something a little bit different. Over the past six months of doing the Shadowbriefing, we've come under intense pressure from certain forces to cease and desist
2. I have to admit, if I was still at the White House and someone was doing a shadow briefing I might take it personally. No one likes to be criticized fairly or unfairly. Now the job of the Press Secretary is to brief the press and when you don't do it that opens you up to
3. some criticism. And shadow briefing hasn't been shy about it. But we're also about fairness and equal time. Recently we made a proposal to @PressSec We'll let you use our worldwide platform, reaching billions, to make a statement in return for you doing an interview with
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1. Good afternoon and welcome to the White House Daily #shadowbriefing. We're in business because @PressSec can't find the briefing room, although she has found a way to get on state TV. Nice job if you can get it. We're here to surface the Q's and provide the answers.
@PressSec 2. Let me start by addressing the elephant in the room. I too have to admit that I'm not equipped to deal with the genius of our great President. When @PressSec tweeted that it brought back a flood of insecurities making me feel like I was back in 7th grade again and....let's
@PressSec 3. not go down that road, not very productive for any of us. But you have to give @PressSec credit for shutting everyone down. No wonder the President is wildly unpopular and gets terrible press. It's because we're all not smart enough to understand or deal with his genius
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1. Welcome to the Friday edition of the Daily White House #shadowbriefing If the White House won't brief, we will and we tell the truth as a bonus. Ahead of @WordsMatterPodcast triumphant Nashville debut, let's get right to the pressing questions of the day.
2. Q. The President just said Rudy Giuliani looks for corruption wherever he goes. Is that really the best messaging you guys have? A. We're trying the truth here for a change and @realDonaldTrump is right. He does look for corruption everywhere he goes and he never leaves
@realDonaldTrump 3. anyplace before he cashes in on that corruption. It's not a motto, its a business plan. And that's what the President loves about Rudy. They share the same feelings about corruption--it's one of the best ways to make a boatload of cash quickly. @POTUS admires Rudy's
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Welcome to today's edition of the White House Daily #shadowbriefing Today's theme to steal from @Acosta is cleanup on aisle 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Let's start with Turkey. It would be quicker to point out the things @realDonaldTrump said that were true, if we could find them
@Acosta @realDonaldTrump 2. But let's get right to your questions because there were a lot of lies spilled and I don't know where to start. Q.The President declared victory today. How is this a victory? A. Let me stop you right there, because it was not a victory, it was a major defeat. But the polling
@Acosta @realDonaldTrump 3. shows that victories are more popular than defeats. But let's be clear what our victory won us--American troop withdrawals left our Kurdish allies to be slaughtered or ethnically cleansed at best, Russia's influence is strengthened, Syria position has been improved, and
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1. Welcome to today's White House Daily #shadowbriefing It's been at least 3 years since the last WH briefing, see @realDonaldTrump is not the only one allowed to make things up, so your Shadow Briefing is all you have. Today's theme is things the President makes up. Now, he
@realDonaldTrump 2. makes up a lot of things, but it does seem that his imagination is really running wild in the past week or so. But let's start with what's happening here at the White House. You may have heard @potus awarded himself the G-7 summit for his Doral Resort before backtracking
@realDonaldTrump @POTUS 3. on that decision. He also said he was bringing the troops home from Northern Syria before indicating he now wants to keep troops there and deploy more to Saudi Arabia. You might ask why does he keep changing his mind. The fact is, he's not changing his mind, he's having
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1. Welcome to today's White House Daily #shadowbriefing Today's theme, clean up what just happened in the briefing room since @PressSec has no intention of. Let's get right to it. Many political and PR experts are wondering what it accomplishes sending a goofball into the
@PressSec 2. briefing room the answer is simple. @realDonaldTrump wanted someone to go in to defend him, to lie, to lie and to lie again because his fragile psyche needed it today. What with Amb. Sondland on the Hill testifying behind closed doors and saying mean things about him,
@PressSec @realDonaldTrump 3. @Potus needed a little pick me up. And goofball Mick gave him just that. So now we've got motivation out of the way, let's get to your questions, and as distinguished from the Dishonorable Chief of Staff, these answers will be the truth.
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1. Welcome to today's White House daily #shadowbriefing. We brief because the White House won't. Bonus--we tell the truth. Well haven't we had a day here at the White House. @realDonaldTrump has melted down in private and spewed nonsense in public. And sent a cool letter.
@realDonaldTrump 2. So let's get right to it. Q. Is the letter that Fox News obtained to President Erdogan real. It appears to be written by a small child. A. Of course it's real. It's written on White House stationary, not the fake White House logos that Rudy uses. And yes, since it was
@realDonaldTrump 3. written with a child like quality because if was written by the President himself. You see a stable genius who has performed with self professed strategic brilliance in this case. It's not the normal state department bs, it's man to man, dripping with testosterone,
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1. Welcome to today's White House daily #shadowbriefing As we told you yesterday, we're tired of counting the days since the last White House briefing. A lot has happened in the interim, Ukraine, impeachment, Syria, lots of great @WMM_podcast guests. But no briefings.
@WMM_podcast 2. So let's go with the next best thing, actually it's probably better, today's shadow briefing. Q. Given your experience as Press Secretary, what do you think a Press Secretary does all day when the Press Secretary doesn't brief the press? A. I'll avoid the cheap snark of
@WMM_podcast 3. saying lot's of happy hours. That's beneath me, sort of. My guess is lots of time on Instagram, catching up with friends, maybe knitting and plenty of time to work on the book, @PressSec The Stealth Press Secretary who never briefed. I understand it's already been optioned
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1. Welcome to today's White House daily #shadowbriefing. It's been, forget it, I'm too tired with all this damn counting. It's been forever, I was young when the briefings stopped and now I'm old. It's not worth counting the days anymore. Not too tired to do the Shadow
2. Briefing though. Bad news for Trump is my guess. Anyway, let's get right to it. Let me start with the issue of Syria and the Kurds. All, and I mean all, of the experts both in and out of the White House warned the President not to pull the small number of American troops
3. out of Northern Syria. He was briefed that doing that would expose our Kurdish allies to slaughter from the Turks and lead to the release of ten thousand ISIS prisoners who were being guarded by the Kurds. Now remember, the Kurds did most of the fighting for us against
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1. Welcome to an early morning special weekend edition of the White House Daily #shadowbriefing. For more than 200 days the White House Briefing has been held hostage without a ransom note. We're here filling the breach with the right questions and honest answers.
2. We were not able to brief yesterday because your shadow briefing was on special assignment in Vienna. It has nothing to do with Rudy, really, just a really big coincidence. Incidentally, it's a lot more expensive to buy one way tickets. Anyway, I digress. A big day
3. for the President yesterday. Let me start with one item. Many of you ask me day after day if the President ever tells the truth. Well yesterday he did when he said "foreign countries are looking at us and they think we're crazy" Hard to argue that's not the truth.
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1. Welcome to today's White House Daily #shadowbriefing
It's hard to believe but it's been 210 days since the last White House briefing. Since the last briefing, the President has committed 34 impeachable offenses, told 4382 lies and spent 632 hours on the phone with Rudy.
2. But not to worry, the shadow briefing is here to answer all of your questions. We do our best to curate the most important questions of the day and then do something almost unheard of these days --we answer them with the unvarnished truth. Yep, that's our brand, the truth.
3. And yes, we think you can handle the truth. So let's get right at it. Let me start with a readout of this morning's national security meeting on Turkey, Syria and the Kurds. I guess the best way to describe it was chaotic and disorganized. There were several factions
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1. Welcome to today's edition of the White House Daily #shadowbriefing. The only White House briefing available during the short period, now over 200 days, while the White House ha suspended doing real briefings. For those new to these briefings, the questions are real
2. but the answers are somewhat foreign for the Trump administration because they're the truth. So let's get going. Let me start with the week ahead, the President's schedule for next week. On Monday the President will launch a new unfounded attack on Joe Biden and family
3. I don't want to get ahead of the President but this one will be short on facts, but long on new crazy conspiracy theories. On Tuesday the President will launch a $10 million negative TV and digital campaign sliming Biden and Elizabeth Warren. On Wedsday, the @realDonaldTrump
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1. Welcome to today's White House Daily #shadowbriefing which exists only because the White House has not done a briefing in more than 200 days. There is a tradition, or more to the point, there was a tradition at the White House that the Press Secretary did not brief on days
2. The President was holding a news conference. So we thought we'd do something different today. As an exercise we would answer the questions put to the President if he'd actually been telling the truth. So here we go. Q Mr. Presdient the three house committee's are
3. threatening to issue subpoenas if the White House does not cooperate with the impeachment investigation. Will you cooperate. A. First off, thank you for the great work that Fox News does. Roger Ailes said if there had been a Fox News for Nixon he would not have had to
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1. Welcome to today's White House daily #shadowbriefing. It's now been over 200 days since the the last briefing and the press corps has been reduced to staking out a briefing room mouse. But there are lots of questions and if you want answers you've come to the right place.
2. Let me start by trying to clear up an issue for you in the press. Rudy Giuliani is the President's personal lawyer and not his representative to Ukraine. But there are times when he's not the President's personal attorney and does work on behalf of the President and the
3. US government particularly, but not limited to, Ukraine. So he is his lawyer except when he's not his lawyer. Does that clear everything up? Q. Actually no, what are you talking about? A. Let me make it simpler. He's his lawyer when we want to assert the attorney
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1. Welcome to today's WH Shadow Briefing. As we near ever closer to 200 days without a White House briefing, the #shadowbriefing has got the questions and the answers that @PressSec would give if she had the nerve.
@PressSec 2. Let me start with the transcript. The White House was happy to release it because as @realDonaldTrump says this is the most transparent Administration in history. The President gets a bad rap as a liar. He told you all that he put pressure on the Ukrainians to manufacture
@PressSec @realDonaldTrump 3. dirt on Joe Biden and he said he do it again. The transcript totally confirms that. He said he did it and the transcript showed he did it. Why is everyone getting so worked up over this. All he did was use the power of the Presidency with a foreign entity to try to
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1. Welcome to a prime time edition of the White House daily #shadowbriefing. It's been almost 200 days since the last White House briefing so Shadow briefing is providing a public service to surface the important questions and answers Americans deserve.
2. Let me start with some comments on the so-called whistle blower controversy that is sweeping Washington. As the President said today that whistle blower is a partisan out to get the President. He then said he didn't know who the whistle blower is. Sound familiar, its the
3. same strategy employed by crazy uncle Rudy last night who told @ChrisCuomo that he hadn't raised investigating Joe Biden's son in Ukraine and then 30 seconds later admitted of course he had. So, understand the first element of our strategy is to keep everyone off balance.
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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 saying....in 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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