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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
@PressSec @realDonaldTrump 4. generally untruthful. He thought that would have been much bigger news. And the fact that the Russians are still doing it, no Republican wants to stop them and he clearly obstructed justice on 11 different occasions. He thought that would be much bigger news coming out
@PressSec @realDonaldTrump 5. of Mueller's mouth on live TV. He was delighted by the media's obsession with optics, it's how he got elected of course, and was pleased that most of the criticism in the wake of this hearing was directed at Mueller himself and Nancy Pelosi. He remarked, I just must live a
@PressSec @realDonaldTrump 5. charmed life. I break a bunch of laws, open myself up to blackmail, lie about it, cover it up, have my aides lie about it and the media blames Pelosi for not impeaching me. This is better than bankruptcy. Q. So the POTUS accepts he wasn't exonerated? A. Of course he does
@PressSec @realDonaldTrump 6. He knows what he did. He just thought he'd paid a higher price for it. But he never pays a price for anything so it wasn't shocking. Now of course he won't change his public talking points, but those are just for the uneducated masses that he despises.
@PressSec @realDonaldTrump 7. Q. Does the President concede his answers to Mueller were untruthful an if so, why did he give a reporter so much grief for asking that question? A. Privately, the POTUS has been saying for months that there was nothing truthful in those answers, but he will stand by them
@PressSec @realDonaldTrump 8. On the reporter, you have to remember it was asked by a women of color. The President fundamentally believes they don't have the right to question him. He's still having a hard time getting his head around white men having the temerity to question him. But never for a
@PressSec @realDonaldTrump 9. person of color, particularly a women. Q. Does the President expect the House to move forward with impeachment? A. He sure hopes so. Declaring martial law just before the election is going to be pretty tough if no one is trying to remove him
@PressSec @realDonaldTrump 10. Q. Is the President upset the court has blocked his changes in asylum laws? A. Not really, he just wants to look like he's being tough, actually following through isn't a priority. It's like the ICE raids, he doesn't care if they do them, he just wants the press to say he's
@PressSec @realDonaldTrump 11. ordered them. He knows this is all about optics. Just like the Mueller hearings. Q. It now looks like the President will not be able to deliver on the 3-4% growth promises he made in the campaign. Will that be problem for him going forward? A. Not really, @potus has
@PressSec @realDonaldTrump 12. never really focused on economic growth. His job was to get a tax cut for all his wealthy friends. And he did that and they all did stock buybacks and got even richer. When you're rich what the hell do you care the GDP number is. he doesn't even know what it stands for.
@PressSec @realDonaldTrump 13. Q. The President seems more concerned about an American rapper in Sweden being detained than the thousands of children, some of whom are dying, who are being detained at the border in subhuman conditions. How does he square that? A. Well he doesn't care about those brown
@PressSec @realDonaldTrump 14. children at all. He doesn't care much about the rapper either. But Kanye is a bud and wants to help the guy out. And Sweden is a big ungrateful country that we helped build and is showing no respect for the USA. We're going to slap some tariffs on them baby and then
@PressSec @realDonaldTrump 15. they'll know who they're dealing with. Q. Speaking of tariffs, the President threatened France today and insulted their wine. Should we expect a trade war now with Europe. A. Of course you should. The President is convinced tariffs bring in money to the US and there is no
@PressSec @realDonaldTrump 16. reasoning with him about this. And before you get there, giving 15 billion dollars to big farm conglomorates is not socialism. It's Republican socialism, there is a big difference. Q The President will sign a budget deal that will make him the biggest creator of deficits
@PressSec @realDonaldTrump 17. in the history of our country. Isn't he concerned about that legacy. A. The President couldn't give a shit about deficits and their future damage. He knows he's near the end of his life, he doesn't care about anyone but himself and it will be up to others, as always, to
@PressSec @realDonaldTrump 18. clean up his mess. He laughed his ass off the other day when he saw a chart that showed that going back to Reagan deficits always increase under Republicans and decrease under Democratic Presidents. He said how do we get away with being the party of lower spending..
@PressSec @realDonaldTrump 19. Q. Ivanka announced a new program on recidivism and joblessness today. What was behind that? A. Pretty much an insurance policy for her father, brothers and husband.
Q. The President seems to think Fox polls have it out for him. IS he accusing Fox of something?
@PressSec @realDonaldTrump 20. A. Well he praised the one the day before so I wouldn't take it too seriously. We are glad that his therapist, @seanhannity is doing more of the therapy on the air. The public should see the POTUS at his most vulnerable, leaning on a half-wit for validation and confidence
@PressSec @realDonaldTrump 21. that's the kind of transparency we provide. Q. The President's nominee for Vice Chair for the Joint Chiefs of Staff...A. Let me stop you there. The President believes him and does not believe her. You can use that line for any accusation of sexual assault against him or
@PressSec @realDonaldTrump 22. any other man. Last question. Q. Does the President support Mitch McConnell's holding up election security legislation in the Senate. A. You're damn right he does. didn't you watch any of that hearing? It's a big part of his strategy to get reelected to get some Russian
@PressSec @realDonaldTrump 23 help. That's what all this stuff has been about. How can you even ask that question. And boy does he love the way Mitch uses that I don't give a fuck face to the Press and the Dems. He spends hours looking into the mirror trying to imitate it, but it never works.
@PressSec @realDonaldTrump 24. Thanks for the questions today, and we'll see you back here on Monday. Don't forget to listen to @WMM_podcast particularly Monday's episode and to rent your tuxedo's from Tony's--good enough for Trump, good enough for you.
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