Spokesperson 101:

(1) If a spokesperson’s answers are based on the principles many people hold dear like honesty, fairness, and truth — including acknowledgement of previous misstatements, misinterpretations or falsehoods AND providing a correction based on the aforementioned principles —you might get an answer acceptable to both partisans and nonpartisans.

(2) If a spokesperson’s job depends on providing a favorable interpretation or defense of the president’s words, actions or stated position, and answers are specifically designed to avoid any conflict with same — including using words or phrases that could be construed as an apology — the answers provided will be consistent with the performances of Sean Spicer, Kellyanne Conway, Huckabee’s daughter, Mike Pence, and other unprincipled supporters of the president.

(3) Technically speaking, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell don’t work for the president; so they will either agree with the president or say they (a) are unfamiliar with the topic, (b) didn’t hear what the president said or tweeted, (c) are too busy to listen and respond to questions, or (d) have no comment.

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