ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ is apparently courting Sean Spicer. Utah veterans weigh in on Trump’s transgender military ban. Sally Jewell stops in Utah, criticizes monument reviews.
Happy Thursday. Though it’s not immediately clear what Sean Spicer will do after leaving the White House, he does have one suitor: ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” The television show, where celebrities team up with professional dancers, apparently has interest in the former press secretary, according to sources familiar with the situation. [Politico]
Topping the news: Two transgender military veterans in Utah reflect on President Donald Trump’s armed forces ban. [Trib]
-> Although Hatch and Sen. Mike Lee voted in favor of a bill that would repeal Obamacare with a two year implementation delay, the measure failed. Now, the Senate is looking to negotiate a “skinny repeal.” [Trib]
-> At the Outdoor Retailers final trade show in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell criticized now Secretary Ryan Zinke’s review of national monuments designated over the last 20 years. [Trib] [DNews] [FOX13] [KUER]
Tweets of the day: From @RobertGehrke: “I’ve called Capitol security to remove vagrants & @BenWinslow loitering outside Gov’s office. Please don’t give them any change.”
-> From @joshgondelman: “Tomorrow Mitch McConnell will introduce a new health care bill that’s just the lyrics to ‘Atlantic City’ by Bruce Springsteen.”
-> From @byrdinator: “at first I hated the term skinny repeal but after typing it 4000 times I still hate it”
Happy Birthday:To Weber State’s Julie Snowball and to India Nielsen, special assistant at the lieutenant governor’s office.