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Spicer: If Trump Uses Russian Salad Dressing, That’s a Russia Connection

Spicer: If Trump Uses Russian Salad Dressing, That’s a Russia Connection

Spicer gets testy over Russia questions

Tuesday, American Urban Radio Networks White House correspondent, April Ryan, asked White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer how the administration was working to “revamp their image” after two and a half months of bad press.

The exchange quickly became a heated one.

“With all these investigations, questions of what is is, how does this administration try to revamp its image? Two and a half months in — you’ve got this Yates story today, you’ve got other things going on, you’ve got Russia, you’ve got wiretapping…” began Ryan.

“No, we don’t have that,” snapped Spicer. “I’ve said that from the day that I got here until whenever that there’s no connection. You’ve got Russia. If the president puts Russian salad dressing on his salad tonight, somehow that’s a Russian connection.” Ryan’s attempts to ask follow-up questions were spurned by Spicer who kept on, “at some point, report the facts.”

“At some point, the facts are what they are. Every single person who has been briefed on this situation, with respect to the situation with Russia, Republican, Democrat, Obama appointee, career, have all come to the same conclusion. At some point April, you’re gonna have to take “no” for an answer with respect to whether or not there was collusion.”

Last week, Spicer was equally as short with a reporter who asked whether Trump associates were cozy with Russia. Spicer took issue with the work “associate” and how the press uses it as a blanket catch-all.

In fact, Spicer is almost always testy with at least one reporter through the course of any press briefing. It’s why Saturday Night Live characterized him as an angry little man in a cold open sketch. It’s funny because it’s true.

Trump may have a Russia problem, he may not. But as of today, there’s only speculation and no public evidence of any nefarious Trump/Putin ties. If that changes, you can bet we’ll be blogging about it.

In the meantime, political media will continue to write countless headlines on circumstantial and speculative scenarios, and Spicer will continue to be annoyed.

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Close The Fed | March 28, 2017 at 6:38 pm

If he wasn’t annoyed, he’d be abnormal. We’ve got the opposition party in the room questioning him everyday.

Imagine if the press corps loved America…. What a different world it would be….

If he could find a way to say mostly the same words with a semblance of a smile he’d come off a lot better.

Somebody in the WH with as sense of humor would be a killer.

All this anger just is a feed-back loop.

    Because being nice has accomplished oodles… oh, wait.

      daniel_ream in reply to SDN. | March 28, 2017 at 9:48 pm

      If you get angry, they know they’re getting to you. What you need is vicious, condescending mockery – a press secretary like Milo, who can devastate his opponents with facts while laughing and calling them poor little lambs at the same time.

      Ragspierre in reply to SDN. | March 28, 2017 at 10:03 pm

      Is being an idiot a gift, or have you had to work at it?

        JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Ragspierre. | March 29, 2017 at 12:25 pm

        Can it, Rags. All this anger from you is just a feed back loop.

        This thread is about Sean Spicer and the pit vipers in the press room, not you.

    VaGentleman in reply to Ragspierre. | March 29, 2017 at 2:52 am

    All this anger just is a feed-back loop.

    Thank you, rags. You made my day. Coming from you, that has to be the funniest post ever on LI.
    Thanks again.

    Free State Paul in reply to Ragspierre. | March 29, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Somebody in the WH with as sense of humor would be a killer.

    Wait a minute! I thought obscenities, crude vulgarities and ad-hominem attacks were how a person won people over.

Russian dressing on a salad is disgusting…but I hear it is pretty good on a ruben (I have to pass for obvious reasons).

Translation: We, the JournoLists of the Fourth Estate, have smeared you based on a preponderance of innuendo, inference, and invention. Now bow down and lick our feet, or… and we’ll do it some more.

May or may not have a Russian connection? I’m sorry but that’s an idiotic statement!!

THERE IS NO RUSSIAN CONNECTION! The fact Kimberley throws out there the “may or may not” just reflects your own ignorance and never trumper background!!

Democrats lost the election because they ran an unelectable candidate! END OF STORY!

Anyone with the critical ability to rub 2 or more brain cells together knows this.

Perhaps what Spicer should be doing is pushing everything back on the Demicrats. Every time the question is raised answer it with a connection between Barry and HRC and leave it at that.


    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to mailman. | March 29, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Yep. Every time one of those commie fourth estate poseurs says “Russia”, Spicer should respond with “Uranium One, Clinton, Obama, Russia”. You know, something like the command “Klaatu barada nikto” to Gort to stand down in The Day the Earth Stood Still.

    Every time.

We are witnessing a man who is in the wrong business. He has no respect from the drooling gang of WH msm and they show it daily. They never let him finish his answer and after he finally does finish they debate him for five more minutes. He is not in charge and to tell that obnoxious reporter to “Not shake” her head was proof that she was getting to him. We need someone like a Laura Ingrahm to kick some butt and stop these vicious people once and for all. If they ask the same question over and over again then just call on the next person by saying “Next”. Spicer gets into an argument with them that he has just answered that question. They are kicking his butt.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to inspectorudy. | March 29, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Every so often, he should simply tell them that legitimate questions are welcome, but that they’re simply being rude and walk out on them. Shut it down instead of taking their BS. Sure, they’ll write something nasty, but that’s all they do anyway.

I watched this press conference. He also called out Fake News from the Washington Pos.

Since when has propaganda been renamed “fake news?”

I prefer the old name. It’s propaganda.

Can someone voxsplian me or mansplain me or whatever splain me the difference between “fake news” and propaganda?