Donald Trump Boasts He Shut Down White House Press Briefings

Cristina Cross
January 23, 2019

The president now spends more time answering questions from reporters himself, during travel departure or during events at the White House.

In fact, an upcoming book by former White House communications official Cliff Sims says the president wanted the first manned spaceflight to the Red Planet done and dusted by the end of his first term in office ― 2020.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday admitted he told his press secretary "not to bother" any longer with White House press briefings over his belief that journalists cover the administration both "rudely & inaccurately". "Because they know a little word called 'loyalty, '" Trump told Ryan, then a Wisconsin congressman.

But Sanders told host Sean Hannity: "We hope fake news doesn't become the forever brand of the news media because it's not good for the country". "While other avenues exist to obtain information, the robust, public back-and-forth we've come to expect in the James A. Brady briefing room helps highlight that no one in a healthy republic is above being questioned", WHCA President Olivier Knox released in a statement.

Trump frequently addresses the media in impromptu press conferences outside the White House before traveling places.

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Hannity and Sanders both yucked it up about members of the Millennial Generation, who Hannity said are anxious the world is going to end in 12 years if something isn't done about climate change.

He added that in the past, when Sanders was appearing more regularly, the media wanted to hear more from Trump.

"It doesn't necessarily mean Sarah Sanders needs to be at the podium when the president is talking to the American people", Gidley said.

Another missive reads: "Last time I went to Davos, the Fake News said I should not go there". The last press briefing was December 18-35 days ago, which marks Sanders' longest stretch away from the podium. Instead, she has been giving informal briefings just outside the briefing room, as have other administration officials such as Kellyanne Conway.

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