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President Trump and his press secretary seem to have violated a federal rule by posting too quickly on Twitter.
“I apologise, we were a little excited to see so many fellow Americans back to work,” Mr Spicer said.
It was also put in place to avoid any influence on “financial and commodity markets.”During his daily press briefing, Mr Spicer explained, “I understand the rule…but every reporter in this room” tweeted and wrote the story this morning.
The Department of Labour announced that the US gained 235,000 jobs in the last month and Mr Trump retweeted The Drudge Report’s tweet with a link to a piece about the numbers just 11 minutes after the numbers were made public.
GREAT AGAIN: +235,000 https://t.co/GkockGNdtC — DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) March 10, 2017White House press secretary Sean Spicer sent a tweet out a mere 22 minutes after the data was made public at 8:30 am, saying it was “great news for American workers.”Great news for American workers: economy added 235,000 new jobs, unemployment rate drops to 4.7% in first report for @POTUS Trump — Sean Spicer (@PressSec) March 10, 2017A federal rule issued in 1985 states that “the executive branch shall not comment publicly on the data [released by federal agencies] until at least one hour after the official release.”The White House receives jobs data ahead of the public but the rule was meant to separate the release of data from political influence and “their interpretation by policy officials,” as the rule states.
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So, Which Is It: Bigly Or Big-League? Linguists Explain A Common Donald Trump Phrase : NPR
Many people argue that Trump is actually saying the phrase big-league — including Susan Lin, professor at the University of California, Berkeley.
Some even criticized him, saying bigly isn’t a word.
Linguists Take On A Common TrumpismEnlarge this image toggle caption Jay Laprete/AFP/Getty Images Jay Laprete/AFP/Getty ImagesThe final presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton wrapped up last week, but a post-debate argument raged for days afterward: Is Trump saying “bigly” or “big-league”?
The phrase big-league is modifying the verb “win.”
“I’ve found examples of Trump using it in interviews going all the way back to the 1990s,” he says.