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Sean Spicer Throws In the Towel

Asked to defend President Trump’s policy shifts on economic issues, the White House press secretary opts out.
Source: Carolyn Kaster / AP

When the president of the United States makes several major shifts on policy in the course of the week, it’s bound to raise a series of questions. Luckily, there’s someone whose job is to answer those questions, giving the press information about the president’s thinking and direction: the White House press secretary.

At least in theory. Sean Spicer seemed less

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