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http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/397742-merriam-webster-trolls-white-house-with-defi...

 

Merriam-Webster provides meanings of 'yes' and 'no' after Trump's Russia comment

 

Merriam-Webster appeared to make fun of the White House's attempt to explain President Trump's latest comments on Russia by tweeting out its definition of "yes" and "no."

 

When asked during a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday if he believes Russia is still seeking to meddle in U.S. political affairs, the president initially answered, "no," a remark that fueled outrage from some lawmakers, coming two days after his controversial press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.

 

But after Trump's remarks, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders sought to clarify the president was "saying 'no' to answering questions" and not to the reporter's question itself.

"He does believe that they would target, certainly, [the] U.S. election," Sanders said.

 

After the Sanders press briefing, Merriam-Webster shared the meaning of the words "yes" and "no."

The dictionary tweeted out the definition of "yes" as an "affirmative reply" and "no" as a "negative answer."

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