The Washington Post just ran an interesting background story today on Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary. When facing a crowd of reporters interested in the reasons for President sacking FBI director Comey, blocking his way back into the White House, Spicer decided to pause and think through his options behind a few trees and bushes in the garden. Eventually he sent his assistant over to the reporters to say that he would be answering some of there questions if they were not filming. To support that statement he asked for all lights in the garden to be turned off, to make filming virtually impossible. Indeed, the statements to the media that followed were the usual mix of incomplete information, impatience and incompetence, which makes it easy to understand why he deliberately took his time to evaluate all options before.
Read the full story here:
After Trump fired Comey, White House staff scrambled to explain why
“Just turn the lights off. Turn the lights off,” Sean Spicer said as he emerged from shadowy bushes on the White House grounds.