DC Daily: President Trump tweets about 'one of greatest ever' news conference
Jermaine Ong , Associated Press
7:02 AM, Feb 17, 2017
12:13 PM, Feb 17, 2017
As Donald Trump hits the four-week mark in his presidency, his solo press conference Thursday continues to be the talk of the political world almost 24 hours later. On Friday, the president will visit a Boeing aircraft plant in South Carolina before heading to Mar-a-Lago, Florida, for the weekend. On Saturday, Trump will join supporters at a rally in Melbourne, Florida.
Going to Charleston, South Carolina, in order to spend time with Boeing and talk jobs! Look forward to it.
However, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the AP report was "100 percent not true" and "irresponsible." "There is no effort at all to utilize the National Guard to round up unauthorized immigrants," he added.
Buzz still surrounds Trump's extended news conference
-- President Donald Trump's news conference Thursday went from announcing Alexander Acosta has his pick to lead the Labor Department to a lengthy back-and-forth session with reporters that touched on everything from his critique of the media, his Electoral College margin of victory, the workings of his administration, former national security adviser Michael Flynn's resignation and more. On Friday morning, the president tweeted:
Thank you for all of the nice statements on the Press Conference yesterday. Rush Limbaugh said one of greatest ever. Fake media not happy!
Dubke expected to be next White House communications director
-- President Donald Trump is expected to name Republican consultant Mike Dubke as White House communications director, according to a person with knowledge of his hiring.
Dubke is the founder of Crossroads Media, a GOP firm that specializes in political advertising.
Dubke's hiring will lighten the load on White House press secretary Sean Spicer, who has also been handling the duties of communications director during Trump's first month in office.
CNN reported that a friend of Harward's said he was reluctant to take the job because the White House seems so chaotic. Harward called the offer a "s*** sandwich," the friend said.
Trump will continue to look for a replacement for Michael Flynn, who resigned earlier this week. Ret. Lt. Gen. Joseph Keith Kellogg, who worked under Flynn until his resignation, is the acting national security adviser.