Grisham pointed to the reporters writing books about the Trump presidency as proof of their attempts to become famous.
White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said Monday there won’t be traditional press briefings “right now” because grandstanding reporters used the event as an opportunity to “get famous.”
“He’s his own best spokesperson… also, he’s the most accessible president in history,” Grisham said of President Trump on “Fox & Friends.”
Grisham was then asked if Trump’s frequent gaggles are the new form of press briefing, which previously consisted of press secretaries Sean Spicer and Sarah Sanders taking questions from sometimes-hostile reporters in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room.
“Ultimately, if the president decided it’s something we should do, we can do that, but right now he’s doing just fine and to be honest the briefings had become a lot of just theater,” she said. “I think that a lot of reporters were doing it to… get famous.”