Trump's Message to His Press Secretary the Media Will Hate

  • 2019-01-22
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Trump's Message to His Press Secretary the Media Will Hate
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President Trump has told his Press Secretary, Sarah Sanders, to not hold press briefings anymore due to the level of bias exhibited by the mainstream media.

According to Fox News:

President Trump on Tuesday said he told Sarah Sanders “not to bother” giving press briefings, citing inaccurate coverage, as the White House press secretary continues her longest stretch away from the podium.

“The reason Sarah Sanders does not go to the ‘podium’ much anymore is that the press covers her so rudely & inaccurately, in particular certain members of the press. I told her not to bother, the word gets out anyway! Most will never cover us fairly & hence, the term, Fake News!” Trump tweeted.

 

The president’s tweet comes as the White House has been criticized for not holding regular press briefings. The last press briefing was Dec. 18—35 days ago, which marks Sanders’ longest stretch away from the podium. ABC News reported that the previous record was 29 days.

This stretch comes amid an intense partial government shutdown, with no end in sight. The government ran out of funding on Dec. 22, over a border security funding debate between the White House and congressional Democrats, and has left more than 800,000 federal workers and contractors without pay. Tuesday marks the 32nd day of the partial shutdown.

The White House also stated that the president talks directly to the American people which lower the need for press briefings while assuring that Sanders will return to the podium when necessary.

 Source: TTN
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