Spicer: Media Would Say Trump Using ‘Russian Salad Dressing’ is a ‘Russian Connection’
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer had one of his most quotable moments to date on Tuesday during the daily press briefing. Fielding the final question of the day from April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks — and looking none too happy when Ryan noted that “you don’t look so happy” — Spicer was clearly offended by the suggestion that the Trump administration has an image problem. Specifically, he clearly did not like Ryan saying that, in terms of perception, “you’ve got Russia” among other scandals.
“I’ve said it from the day that I got here until whatever, that there is no connection. You’ve got Russia,” he said. Then came the wham line: “If the president puts Russian salad dressing on his salad tonight, somehow that’s a Russian connection.” For the record, Russian dressing — a combination of ketchup (a Trump favorite), mayonnaise, and horseradish — is a sandwich dressing, not a salad dressing. From there, they talked over each other a bit, and then Spicer just kept going and going:
Every single person — I appreciate your agenda here, but the reality is — hold on… at some point report the facts. The facts are that every single person who has been briefed on this subject has come away with the same conclusion — Republican, Democrat — so I’m sorry that disgusts you…you’re shaking your head. I appreciate it. But understand this. At some point the facts are what they are. Every single person who has been briefed on this situation with Russia — Republican, Democrat, Obama appointee — have all come to the same conclusion. At some point, April, you’re going to have to take no for an answer with respect to whether or not there was collusion.
He kept going along the same lines for another minute or so after that.
Check out the whole exchange in the above video, courtesy of CNN.
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