Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Sean Spicer, 2/24/2017 West Wing You saw the President signed an executive order, another important step towards eliminating job-crushing regulations and keeping the government agencies accountable by getting America back to work....
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MR. SPICER: Hey, guys. You saw the President signed an executive order today, another important step towards eliminating job-crushing regulations and keeping the government agencies accountable by getting America back to work, just as he promised to do. This afternoon, he's meeting with Governor Kasich. The President of Peru, as I mentioned yesterday, will be swinging by. Over the weekend, the President is going to be continuing to work on his joint address. He's hosting a dinner in the State Dining Room of our nation's governors. And the First Lady has a bunch of activities planned. There's a ball Sunday night that the First Lady is hosting for the governors and their spouses.
And as I mentioned yesterday -- and I think that's kind of it. So with that, let me --
Q What is he going to talk to Kasich about?
MR. SPICER: This is something that they wanted to get together after the election and catch up, and discuss sort of the issues and agenda that the President is implementing, and hopefully how some of these things -- I think coal will probably come up. But we'll try and see if we can get a readout of that afterwards. We generally don’t provide readouts of that, but let me see what I can do.
Q Will the RNC come up?
MR. SPICER: Will the RNC? What about the RNC?
Q About the convention that he didn’t attend.
MR. SPICER: Oh, I don’t know. I doubt it. My guess is that we're talking about things going forward. It's obviously not for me to decide what the President discusses or what Governor Kasich decides to talk about.
Q Hey, Sean, just housekeeping-wise, can you just say why you decided to do this today off camera? And then can you talk about some of the information that has come out from senior administration officials this morning regarding some of the pushback on The New York Times reporting that was on background?
MR. SPICER: I literally have said since day one that we would have some sort of gathering every day. The President spoke today. As you know, we don’t generally do -- we haven’t done briefings when the President has had a major event or an event with a world leader. And we put it on the schedule yesterday that we were just going to gaggle. I don’t -- I mean, this is something that we've talked about with the Correspondents' Association about making sure that we had daily contact with you guys.
And I think -- obviously the President gave a very powerful speech today, and our job is to make sure that we're responsive to folks in the media. We're here all day. We've got a big staff. And we want to make sure we answer your questions. We don’t need to do everything on camera every day. I think the President did