White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will meet the press corps beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET.
What kind of questions can we expect Sanders to field? Of course, she’ll have to tangle with the recently released Rep. Devin Nunes memo and its potentially forthcoming Democratic counterpart.
Then there are those “treasonous” comments, in which President Donald Trump suggested to a roomful of Ohio manufacturing workers that Democrats were “un-American” and “treasonous” and, most bizarrely, “death,” because they didn’t give him standing ovations during his State of the Union speech.
The extreme volatility of the Dow Jones stock market index is certain to get a question or two. It has fallen significantly over the past few days, erasing the gains it had accrued earlier in the year.
The government also faces another looming shutdown, if a budget deal cannot be struck between Democrats and Republicans in Congress. Funding is set to run out Thursday night and, as of this writing, Democrats and Republicans don’t exactly see eye-to-eye over what should receive funding — with House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) going all-in on a defense-heavy spending bill that funds the Pentagon for an entire year and other government agencies only until March 23.
Today’s briefing is the first in several days, so it could get testy. Stay tuned.
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