Spicer Snaps at Reporter for Interrupting: ‘Do You Want to Come on Up?’

• April 25, 2017 3:08 pm


White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer did not take kindly to a seeming interruption from CBS reporter Major Garrett at Tuesday's briefing, asking Garrett if he would like to come up and address the media instead of him.

As Spicer discussed a White House meeting with senators coming up Wednesday where the entire body will be briefed on the situation in North Korea, Garrett began to interject.

"That meeting is a Senate meeting led by Leader [Mitch] McConnell just utilizing our space," Spicer said in response to a question about the briefing. "That is their meeting, so we're not there to talk strategy. They are going to be briefed–"

Garrett started to ask a question, and Spicer looked irritated.

"Can I answer the question?" Spicer said, as Garrett protested.

"Major, I–do you want to come on up?" he added, jokingly inviting Garrett to take the podium instead. Garrett sat back and Spicer continued with his answer.

Reuters reported on the upcoming Senate meeting:

Top Trump administration officials will hold a rare briefing on Wednesday at the White House for the entire U.S. Senate on the situation in North Korea.

All 100 senators have been asked to the White House for the briefing by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, and General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Monday.