Home Search The American Presidency Project
John Woolley and Gerhard Peters Home Data Documents Elections Media Links
• Public Papers of the Presidents
• State of the Union
Addresses & Messages
• Inaugural Addresses
• Farewell Addresses
• Weekly Addresses
• Fireside Chats
• News Conferences
• Executive Orders
• Proclamations
• Signing Statements
• Press Briefings
• Statements of
 Administration Policy
• Economic Report of the President
• Debates
• Convention Speeches
• Party Platforms
• 2016 Election Documents
• 2012 Election Documents
• 2008 Election Documents
• 2004 Election Documents
• 1996 Election Documents
• 1968 Election Documents
• 1960 Election Documents
• 2017 Transition
• 2009 Transition
• 2001 Transition
• White House Media Pool Reports
Data Index
Audio/Video Index
Election Index
Florida 2000
Presidential Libraries
2/17 Travel Pool #2 -- Spicer on AP report
Zeke Miller • TIME
February 17, 2017: 10:40 AM

WH Press Sec Sean Spicer returned to the press cabin before Marine One was wheels up to respond to the AP report on National Guard being used to round up people in the U.S. illegally.

"That is 100% not true. It is false. It is irresponsible to be saying this."

"There is no effort at all to round up, to utilize the National Guard to round up illegal immigrants."

"I wish you guys had asked before you tweeted," he added. AP reporter noted they asked multiple times before publication.

Spicer couldn't categorically state that this was never a subject of discussion somewhere in the administration.

"I don't know what could potentially be out there, but I know that there is no effort to do what is potentially suggested."

"It is not a White House document."

© 1999-2017 - Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley - The American Presidency Project ™
Locations of visitors to this page