WH press secretary defends Trump's 'significant' work in 100 days

Andrew Harnik  AP File

Andrew Harnik AP File

"The White House campus will play host to a briefing for all 100 US senators on the subject", Spicer said at the top of his daily briefing, referring to North Korea. In recent weeks, North Korea has test fired missiles and publicly defied warnings from Western governments.

Seemingly everyone has asked, "How could Sean Spicer not have gotten fired yet?" on a near-daily basis ever since he gave his first press briefing as White House press secretary.

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"I heard this came from Trump himself, that in a nutshell he said, 'Why don't we have them up here instead?'" he added.

Wednesday's briefing was originally scheduled for a secure room at the Capitol, but President Donald Trump suggested a shift to the White House, congressional aides said. North Korea is a big world problem, and it's a problem we have to finally solve. "It seems like you're hell-bent on trying to make sure that whatever image you want to tell about this White House stays".

It is rare for the entire Senate to be invited to such a briefing.

The senior administration official confirmed that Trump offered the White House complex as a location and McConnell accepted. "By 2020, if nothing changes inside of North Korea, they'll have the technology, they'll have a breakthrough, to develop an ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile) that can reach America".

President Donald Trump speaks to Associated Press Chief White House Correspondent Julie Pace in the Oval Office in Washington, Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

The Trump administration and negotiators in Congress repeatedly have said they were confident a government shutdown would be averted.

In a separate meeting with U.N. Security Council Ambassadors Monday, President Trump said "The status quo in North Korea is... unacceptable".

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