“We’re not a newspaper.
We’re not part of the news media,” Mr. Trump told NBC’s Savannah Guthrie.
“And the people are going to take care of themselves.
They’re going to have a better life.”
He said he was concerned that some of his supporters could have trouble finding a way to vote in the November election, given the fact that the election was already too close to call.
“They’re not going to go to a polling place that’s out of date,” he said.
“The election is too close, and you know, people don’t go to the polls in the winter because of the ice.”
Mr. Spicer also criticized the fact the White House didn’t have a full schedule for Mr. Obama’s remarks.
The White House said Mr. President delivered remarks from a news conference in the Oval Office in front of about 400 people at the end of a two-day trip to Asia.
“We wanted to do it in a way that we could be as transparent as possible and let the American people get to know him better,” Mr: Spicer said.
The president also said the president would attend the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany.
“I’m going to be there,” he told reporters on Air Force One.
“It’s going to look like a normal summit.
There’s going be some business that’s going on.”
Mr Trump’s trip comes as his administration continues to wrestle with a series of controversies, including his handling of the FBI investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s ties to Russia.
“What is happening in the country right now is very disturbing, and we are working to find out exactly what happened,” Mr Spicer said of Mr. Flynn’s dismissal.
“But that is the president’s decision.”
“We want to keep this matter under wraps and move on.
We want to see if we can find a way forward,” he added.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.