Spicer gives first White House briefing since Trump’s executive order and travel ban

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

WASHINGTON – White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer give a briefing today, taking questions from the press and outlining the actions of President Donald Trump’s administration.

This was the first press conference since Trump signed an executive order on Friday night banning citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US for the next 90 days and suspending the admission of all refugees for 120 days. The immigration ban caused confusion and uncertainty and sparked nationwide protests.

Spicer told reporters the bottom line is Trump wants to be proactive rather than reactive. “The key point in this is, “How do we get ahead of the threat?” Spicer said. He also said at the end of the day, people are just being incovenienced for a couple of hours. “109 people were temporarily inconvenienced for the safety of us all,” Spicer said.

Spicer was also asked why Trump chose to move the announcement of his Supreme Court Justice nominee from Thursday to Tuesday, and he said, “Because he wanted to.”