After Spicer spent several minutes hidden in the bushes behind these sets, Janet Montesi, an executive assistant in the press office, emerged and told reporters that Spicer would answer some questions, as long as he was not filmed doing so. Spicer then emerged.
"Just turn the lights off. Turn the lights off," he ordered. "We'll take care of this. ... Can you just turn that light off?"
Spicer got his wish and was soon standing in near darkness between two tall hedges, with more than a dozen reporters closely gathered around him.
Trump addressed the firing while seated with Henry Kissinger
Kissinger was Secretary of State and National Security Advisor under Richard Nixon — the president to whom Trump's critics have compared the move.
Trump on why Comey was fired: "Because he wasn't doing a good job"Evan Vucci / AP
Putin addressed the firing while decked out in a hockey uniform