“The job of the press secretary is to intuitively know what the president is thinking and why he is thinking it… When I was there I would spend a third of my day sitting in the Oval Office listening to what the president listened to, hearing his briefing and you have a feel for who he is so when you take the podium, it’s just in you and you describe what you need to describe and say what you need to say. But you can still get some things wrong because there is such a swirl, there is so much information, particularly with Donald Trump, there is so much hostility that it gets the press secretary to fire up and fire back.”
— Ari Fleisher on how he handled being Press Secretary for President Bush
Ari Fleischer, former White House Press Secretary for President George W. Bush, spoke with Kilmeade & Friends about how hard it is to be a press secretary for the president and why he sympathizes with President Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer. Fleischer also discussed why he feels the Trump Administration made a mistake with the roll-out of the executive order banning refugees from seven countries from entering the United States and why the democrats in the swing states that President Trump won in November have the most to lose if there is a filibuster against Judge Neil Gorsuch’s appointment to the Supreme Court.