Trump’s WH Press Secretary Sean Spicer excoriates a media double standard.
- During a heated press conference, Spicer rebuked attacks that Trump was out of line by criticizing members of the Judicial branch of government.
- “The President is going to speak his mind, it goes back to Thomas Jefferson”
- “The idea of one branch talking about another branch is as old as our Republic.”
- Sean Spicer routinely compared Obama’s seemingly more robust critiques of justice with Trump’s comparably tame jabs.
WASHINGTON — Sean Spicer unloaded on the media at the press briefing Thursday because he believes reporters are holding President Trump to a different standard than Barack Obama.
The press secretary argued that there was no similar outrage over a president weighing in on judicial matters when Obama did it during his State of the Union in 2010. In that address, Obama criticized the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling on Citizens United.
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“The president is going to speak his mind,” Spicer said. “The idea of one branch talking about or commenting on another is as old as our Republic. I find it interesting that when Barack Obama criticized the Supreme Court for it’s ruling on Citizens United, there wasn’t all of this.”