From his Seattle studio, KTTH’s Michael Medved had the opportunity to ask White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer a question during the White House briefing on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.
“It seems that too often over the last several weeks the administration has gotten distracted, and media has gotten distracted,” Medved said.
Distracted by things like wiretapping scandals that may, or may not, have happened. Or focusing on the ratings of Celebrity Apprentice. Or current President Trump calling former President Obama “bad” or “sick,” all via Twitter.
“Do you think the White House could do a better job of focusing on the issues that really matter, the reforms that matter to the American people, rather than getting distracted by these conflicts as we move forward into the coming months?” Medved asked.
Respectfully, I would say that we have been focused. We are here to talk about Obamacare and the need to drive down the cost and access for health care for every American. I think that is a pretty significant thing to be focused on. Yesterday, we were talking about the president’s effort to keep the nation safe. To make sure that people aren’t coming into the country who aren’t here for peaceful purposes. The president has talked to almost 50 world leaders. He’s had 30 plus executive actions on all sorts of stuff, from regulatory aspects to things that will create more jobs. I think that is a fairly focused effort.
That being said, look, whether it was candidate Trump, President-elect Trump, or now President Trump … I think the voters made it clear that one of the things they appreciate about him is his ability to be authentic, and to speak very forcefully and very directly with the American people. That is an aspect, I think, that is central to why he was elected, because he is not a canned politician that is going to give the same state answers over and over again.