The daily press briefing at the White House have been a mainstay of the presidency for years, but during the Trump administration, Press Secretary Sean Spicer often finds himself dealing with some interesting topics.
The White House live-streams each of its daily press briefings on YouTube on its official channel. It also posts that stream on whitehouse.gov each day, along with the start time of the briefing — it typically starts at 10:30 A.M. Pacific Time. You can view that stream embedded above.
In fact, a full list of daily live events is available on whitehouse.gov, including any Trump live appearances and remarks from Vice President Mike Pence. Additional briefings from the administration also appear on the list. The full daily schedule of events is available here.
With a president in Donald Trump who often takes to Twitter to say his piece, briefings sometimes veer off official business to deal with whatever the president might have addressed on the Internet the day before. Press briefings in the administration’s infancy have dealt with topics ranging from the aftermath of a Navy SEAL raid in Yemen to discussions of Trump’s tweets claiming the retail chain Nordstrom’s has attacked his daughter by refusing to carry her brand of clothing.
“SNL” recently lampooned Press Secretary Sean Spicer for his conduct in press briefings. The Melissa McCarthy “SNL” sketch reportedly was not well-received by the White House, which found it embarrassing, particularly because Spicer was played on the show by a woman. McCarthy’s sketch picked up on a number of seeming flubs from the press secretary since he took office, including accidentally tweeting what appear to be Twitter’s two-factor authentication sign-in codes.
For his part, Spicer seems to have learned from his first few weeks in office. He’s notably calmer in recent press briefings, although he still takes a hard line on questions when pushed. When reporters brought up Arizona Sen. John McCain’s comments on the raid in Yemen, in which McCain said he did not think the raid was a success, Spicer pushed back.
“It’s absolutely a success, and I think anyone who would suggest it’s not a success does disservice to the life of Chief Ryan Owens,” Spicer said, mentioning the Navy SEAL killed during the operation.