Spicer Says Trump Will Follow Through on Campaign Promises

President-elect has ‘every intention,’ RNC communications director says

Sean Spicer, communications director for the Republican National Committee, said President-elect Donald Trump is committed to fulfilling his campaign promises. (Meredith Dake-O’Connor/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Sean Spicer, communications director for the Republican National Committee, said President-elect Donald Trump is committed to fulfilling his campaign promises. (Meredith Dake-O’Connor/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Posted November 14, 2016 at 6:18pm

President-elect Donald Trump already appears to be pulling back on some of his campaign promises. But Sean Spicer, communications director of the Republican National Committee, said Trump will follow through on his campaign rhetoric.

Speaking at an RNC press briefing on Monday, Spicer was asked whether Trump voters expect him to follow through on his more controversial policies, such as building a wall along the southern border or prosecuting Hillary Clinton.

“He laid out a series of issues and change that he wants and a vision,” Spicer said. “He has every intention of following up on what he talked about on the campaign trail.”

But already, Trump has backed off some of his policies. He said on CBS’ “60 Minutes” that the border wall may look more like fencing in certain spots. And he’s said he might keep certain parts of the 2010 health care law like prohibiting insurance companies from denying coverage because of pre-existing conditions.

But after the briefing, Spicer reiterated that Trump would be committed to following through on the promises he made on the campaign trail.