Watching Spicer lie his way through this one was painful to watch. It was heading there, is heading there, soon to be heading there, not a lie, not misleading...
Huffpo: White House press secretary Sean Spicer insisted on Wednesday that a U.S. aircraft carrier was heading toward North Korea last week, even though a U.S. Navy photo from the time showed it was actually traveling in the opposite direction.
Pacific Command put out a statement on April 8, saying that the Carl Vinson strike group would move toward the western Pacific from Singapore. The announcement came as many speculated that North Korea could be on the verge of a nuclear test, and numerous U.S. officials said deploying the ships was a muscular display of force.
National security adviser H.R. McMaster called the decision to send the ships toward North Korea “prudent.”
“We are sending an armada,” President Donald Trump said on April 12. But on Saturday, the Navy posted photos showing the ships 3,500 miles from the peninsula. They are now headed directly toward the peninsula.
Spicer denied that the White House’s statements about the ship movements were misleading, because the ships were eventually going to the peninsula.
“The statement that was put out was that the Carl Vinson group was headed towards the Korean Peninsula. It is headed to the Korean Peninsula. That’s not what we ever said. It was heading there, it is heading there,” Spicer said.