It Was an ‘Adjective’: Spicer on Trump Calling Deportation Push a ‘Military Operation’

Press secretary Sean Spicer got a question at the start of today’s press briefing about whether President Trump‘s deportation efforts would involve military force.

During a meeting with business leaders earlier today, Trump talked about his administration’s moves to expel undocumented immigrants from the country, which he described as a “military operation.” However, during a press event in Mexico City, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said that the administration’s new immigration enforcement would not entail “mass deportations” or the use of military force.

When asked to clarify if the president misspoke this morning, Spicer said that Trump meant his words as an “adjective” to describe the “precision” of his policy implementation.

“I think the way it’s being done by all accounts is being done with a high degree of precision and in a flawless manner in terms of making sure the orders are being streamlined in an efficient manner,” Spicer said.

Watch above, via CNN.

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