I searched for a .gov website or the White House announcements ans couldnt find it.No, other than it's a story (link wouldn't open for me)
In this case I believe something that has .gov in the web address. But there's no reason to look as if I really wanted to know I would do my own search
So I checked a number of the news services, Washpost, NYT etc and none of them had a link to a proper announcement either.
in a time when all media seems to be making stuff up they should have links to the real sources... but then we would never need to read the media again... or at least, they couldn't lie or "interpret" the official statement.
So, after not finding the facts I resorted to "shoot the messenger" rhetoric