Sean Spicer, White House Press Secretary, decided to leave the daily press briefing without taking any questions, to the shock of reporters.
John Kelly and Mick Mulvaney, Homeland Security Secretary and White House Budget Director, then spent around 40 minutes talking to the media about the budget agreement as Spicer watched from staff seating.
Press cried out “Sean!” as Spicer simply left the room with Kelly and Mulvaney. Administration officials routinely attend White House press briefings to speak to reporters about policy topics, but it’s unusual for the press secretary to not take questions afterward.
Reporters had questions on several other topics aside from the spending bill, including Trump’s scheduled Tuesday phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin.