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White House defends executive order rollout, slams Democrats over Cabinet votes

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White House spokesman Sean Spicer gave his daily briefing Tuesday amid another rush of news surrounding President Donald Trump.

The press secretary addressed Trump's Tuesday night Supreme court announcement, his immigration executive order and votes on the president's Cabinet picks.

He fought the use of the term "ban" that Trump himself has used to describe his executive order temporarily restricting all refugee admissions and travel from seven Muslim-majority countries. Spicer also disputed reports that the White House did not give key government agencies advance notice about the specifics of the order.

In addition, Spicer attacked Democrats for blocking votes on certain Trump Cabinet nominees.

Read more about the topics Spicer addressed here:
Meet Donald Trump's possible Supreme Court picks
'We knew it was coming': Homeland Security chief defends rollout of Trump's executive order
Senate Democrats to block votes for Trump's Treasury and HHS nominees

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