Alayna Treene Apr 3, 2017
The highlights from Spicer's Monday briefing
Spicer opened the briefing by announcing that Trump will donate his salary from the first quarter of 2017 to the National Park Service. Other takeaways:
- Russia attack: The WH extends their condolences, and the U.S. is prepared to help investigate the attacks. Trump and Putin haven't spoken yet.
- Kushner's Iraq visit: "It's not a binary choice," Spicer said of Kushner going rather than Rex Tillerson. Added that Kushner will be briefed on military efforts while there.
- On Susan Rice: "I don't want to get into motives," said Spicer of Rice's reported request for the names of Trump associates caught up in surveillance.
- H1B visa program: Spicer acknowledged there are problems with the program, but said Trump will enforce the law.
- Trump's pricey Mar-a-Lago visits: Spicer said Trump has "walked away from a lot" financially to be president, and pointed to Trump's $78k salary donation. "At what point does he do enough?"