NBC 6's Jackie Nespral in ‘Skype Seat' for White House Press Briefing

NBC 6 anchor Jackie Nespral participated in Friday's daily White House press briefing using the Trump Administration's new "Skype seats."

Nespral was the only South Florida reporter sitting in the virtual press room conference seats, and participated from the NBC 6 newsroom in Miramar.

Nespral thanked White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer for the opportunity and asked a two-part question on relations between the United States and Cuba.

"Miami as you know is home to the largest Cuban-American community in the country and during the campaign President Trump talked about his discontent with the warming of US-Cuba relations implemented by President Obama, and in the last days of his administration he ended the wet foot, dry foot policy leaving thousands of Cubans in limbo, so my question is two-fold: A. Has there been any contact between your administration and the Cuban government? and B. Are there any plans to change the current policy right now?" Nespral asked.

"We are in the midst of a full review of all US policies toward Cuba, the president is committed to an agenda of ensuring human rights for all citizens throughout the world and as we review those policies in Cuba, that will be forefront in their policy discussions but there is nothing that we have on that front at this point," Spicer responded.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott weighed in on the Trump administration's stance on Cuba. He tweeted "We need to implement a policy with Cuba that supports Democracy & doesn't coddle dictators. Glad @POTUS is committed to human rights in Cuba."

Nespral is the host of NBC 6’s local political program, "Impact," and has covered numerous presidential conventions, debates and inaugurations, including last month's inauguration of President Donald J. Trump.

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