During an off-camera briefing with reporters, White House press secretary Sean Spicer only said, "The president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant". And Trump's repeated tweets denouncing the probes as "fake news" resulting from Democratic Party excuses for losing the election only strengthen the view he is more concerned about that than doing what he was elected to do.
The equally confusing White House explanation was too late to head off a some mercilessly fun at the 45th president's expense.
He chafes at reports suggesting Trump is planning to shake up the communications team because he isn't satisfied with Spicer's performance.
Trump on Monday said that he has "total confidence" in Kushner, adding that his son-in-law is "doing a great job for the country".
"The president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant".
In that Tuesday session, Spicer derided the press for an erroneous tweet by a BBC journalist alleging Trump was not wearing an earpiece during a speech by the Italian Prime Minister and declined to address the Russian Federation reports in any detail.
Kushner said to have weighed creating secret Russian Federation channel
The teams will also hone messaging on the Russian Federation probe, CBS News' Steve Chaggaris reported. Some also questioned whether his security clearance needs to be revoked.
Officer who shot Tamir Rice is fired in unrelated matter
Rice had been playing with what looked like a gun in a park near his home when someone called 911 to report him. Rice was shot and killed by Loehmann outside Cudell Recreation Center in Cleveland , Ohio, on November 22.
Konta suffers shock defeat, Kyrgios in second round
His best result at the French Open was reaching the semifinals in 2009, just months before he won his Grand Slam title in NY . Kyrgios kept his emotions in check to outclass Germanys Kohlschreiber 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 and claim his spot in the second round.
The former U.S. first lady and NY senator then suggested that President Trump and his allies were using Twitter and other social media to sidetrack Americans' attention from the investigations into the influence of Russian Federation during the election campaign or the Republican health care bill. "In addition to that, and perhaps more importantly, he is a very good person". Trump poked fun at the typo, tweeting around 6 a.m., "Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe"???" One user joked that "covfefe" is already a popular name for babies in states that voted for Trump.
The word quickly earned entries on Urban Dictionary, with the top definition below.
A survey from Monmouth University has found that six in ten Americans (61%) think that Trump "does more to hurt his own cause when he speaks on behalf of the administration".
And while the White House is usually prepared to pass off such responsibility to an appointed press secretary, Spicer isn't doing much better to communicate the administration's agenda, according to respondents.
White House communications director Michael Dubke announced his resignation Tuesday, saying it had been an honor to serve Trump.