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Travel pool report #4
Anita Kumar • McClatchy Newspapers
April 28, 2017: 01:46 PM


April 28, 2017

Highlights from Sean Spicer's gaggle

Spicer said the NRA speech is a "good way to end an incredible week." He said POTUS will speak to the NRA about his commitment to the Second Amendment and the constitution as well as the quick confirmation. of Supreme Court justice Neil Gorsuch. He said we should not expect him to get into very specific details of policy proposals.

On healthcare, he said no vote was scheduled but "great progress" is being made.

On the budget, Spicer lauded the Senate's passage of the stop-gap spending bill.

"I feel really good that next week we're really close to -- we feel really good about making sure that the next thing will be the five month extension to get us through the end of the fiscal year," Spicer said.

On Paris climate agreement, he said the White House would announce a decision before POTUS travels to Europe.

On his 100-day speech Saturday, Spicer said it will be another chance for Trump to tout his accomplishments thus far. He downplayed the significance of the overlap with the WHCD, framing the speech as a 100th Day marker more than counter programming. He did say the event would offer a "sharp contrast," though it was unclear if he meant that in reference to the dinner. He will speak specifically about Gorsuch and the Congressional Review Act, among other things.

"Respectfully it's also his president's 100th day in office so I respectfully suggest it's not just about the correspondents dinner it's about an opportunity for him to talk to voters that elected him what he's been able to accomplish in the first 100 days. I think it's a sharp contrast obviously, between what's going to be happening on his first hundred days and talking to voters about he was able to do and how much more there is to do."

Spicer would not confirm any travel to Israel but he did say trips to Israel and Rome are on the table.

Please check quotes against the transcript.

Thanks to Politico's Matt Nussbaum for the assist.

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