After a tough week that ended in a dramatic throw down with the press, Sean Spicer is mad at the “mainstream media” — again.
On Sunday, during an interview with Fox News, Spicer lambasted the media repeatedly for not covering President Trump in a way that he feels is fair.
After trashing Rachel Maddow and MSNBC for their recent report on Trump’s tax returns, Spicer turned on the media in general and argued that they refused to cover the fact that members of the House Intelligence Committee have announced there is “no involvement to their knowledge between the Trump campaign and Russia.”
‘Not one of them ran a story. They all sat by no matter what they said, no matter how many people had been briefed by the FBI, they continued to push this false narrative.’
‘It’s amazing how many times the mainstream media continues to bring up the story that has been debunked by every single intelligence official and member of Congress who has been briefed by the FBI.’
He then went on to say that the media — which he thinks is made up mainly of liberals who don’t want to see Trump succeed — is biased because they have also refused to cover “the surveillance that occurred in the 2016 election.”
‘The mainstream media continues to hold on to that narrative because they realize it clearly gets them some kind of coverage or ratings.’
‘Then, when it comes to the other side of the aisle, they ignore the reporting that’s been done by outlets, by the New York Times and others, about the wire — the surveillance that occurred in the 2016 election.’
When the show’s host tried to point out that there is a “lack of support for the President’s claim” about the wiretapping, Spicer responded by saying that intelligence officials and the Department of Justice have not yet finished their investigation.
‘I think that when you start looking into all of these things that occurred during 2016, in terms of surveillance, which have been widely reported, I think the question is, what did happen then, who was being looked at?’
‘There is clearly something there and I think it is incumbent upon the House and Senate Intelligence committees, as the President has asked, to look into these situations and find out what did go on.’
Watch the full interview between Spicer and in the video below, via YouTube.
Featured image is a screenshot from the video.