Sean Spicer was just asked about Trump ally/advisor Nigel Farage meeting today with Julian Assange earlier today. When asked whether Farage was delivering a message to Assange from Trump, Spicer said “I have no idea.”
The questioner said the actual meeting had yet to be confirmed. It actually has now been confirmed. Here’s the exchange …
VIVIAN SALAMA/AP: Thank you. And second thing is, Nigel farage was at the Ecuadorian embassy in London today where Julian Assange happens to be staying. Don’t know if they met or not. Was he there? He’s a close ally of President Trump. Was he there in any capacity?
SPICER: I don’t keep his schedule.
VIVIAN SALAMA/AP: Was he delivering a message?
SPICER: I have no idea. I have my own concerns here keeping track of what everyone is doing. I generally don’t worry about what’s going on across the pond. Jonathan?
VIVIAN SALAMA/AP: You already gave me a little bit, but just to follow up —
SPICER: Wow. All right.
JONATHAN KARL/ABC: But on the — the question is not what but can you tell us he wasn’t there on behalf of the white house?
SPICER: Sure. I don’t — he is not — I am not. This is silly. I don’t think asking where random foreign leaders are and whether they are there — I’m sure he was there doing whatever on I understand that. But I. Don’t keep his schedule.