1. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer walking in to press briefing
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Sean Spicer, White House Press Secretary:
"The economy added more than 227,000 new jobs, significantly more than the 175,000 that had been expected. Today's report reflects the consumer confidence that the Trump presidency has inspired. According to a recent Gallup poll, economic confidence is at a new high and ADP showed strong private sector hiring. President Trump campaigned on how to make America work again. Even before he took office, the markets knew he would deliver on that promise."
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Sean Spicer, White House Press Secretary:
"The president has already taken significant steps to turn our economy around and he is looking forward to ensuring that every American who wants a job has the opportunity to find one. While the president's definitely pleased that the job growth has far surpassed expectations and that the labor force participation is rising, he also recognizes that there is a lot more work to be done."
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Sean Spicer, White House Press Secretary:
"The Dodd-Frank Act is a disastrous policy that's hindering our markets, reducing the availability of credit and crippling our economy's ability to grow and create jobs. It imposed hundreds of new regulations on financial institutions while establishing unaccountable and unconstitutional new agency that does not adequately protect consumers. Perhaps worst of all, despite all of this overreaching, Dodd-Frank did not address the causes of the financial crisis, something we all know must be done. It did not solve the too big to fail and we must determine conclusively that the failure of a large bank will never again leave taxpayers on the hook."
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Sean Spicer, White House Press Secretary:
"They did have a very productive and candid conversation. We have tremendous amount of respect for the people of Australia, for Prime Minister Trunbull and it was a follow-up on the call, but we are going to continue to work through this. We are going to honor the commitments that we've made in some way, meaning that we are going to vet these people in accordance with the agreement that happened and we are going to continue to have further updates as we do."
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Sean Spicer, White House Press Secretary:
"The president is committed to peace, that's his goal and I think when the president and Prime Minister Netanyahu meet here on the 15th that obviously be the topic at that. At the end of the day the goal is peace. I think that is what you have to keep in mind, I think that is going to be a subject that they discuss when they meet on the 15th and that's as far as I want to go on that."
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Sean Spicer, White House Press Secretary:
"I think the statement is very clear about that, we don't believe that the existence of current settlements is an impediment to peace, but I think the construction or expansion of existing settlements beyond the current borders is not going to be helpful moving forward."