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President tells Sarah Sanders “Not to Bother” With Press Briefings Due to Inaccurate Reporting From Media

January 22. 2019 By Pat Smiles

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President tells Sarah Sanders “Not to Bother” With Press Briefings Due to Inaccurate Reporting From Media

 

Some may have wondered why there are no recent White House press briefings. This has been the longest stretch that Press secretary, Sarah Sanders has had from the podium.

In a recent tweet from President Trump he said. “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!”

The White House has recently been criticized for not holding regular press briefings.  The last briefing was over one month ago. There is a government shutdown that has lasted now for 32 days as of this Tuesday.

Oliver Knox, President of the White House Correspondents Association had this to say, “Being able to question the Press Secretary or other government officials publicly helps the news media tell Americans what their most powerful representatives are doing in their name.” He went on to say, “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.”

White House Deputy Press Secretary, Hogan Gidley while on America’s Newsroom said, “ A lot of times we don’t come to the podium because the President addressed the American people in other ways.” He then cited the impromptu press briefings on the White House lawn and of course via Twitter.

The President has recently blasted the media and refers to them as “ the real opposition party” and he accused journalists of being dishonest in their reporting even when he has given interviews.

So Sarah Sanders will indeed return to the podium, but in reference to “the robust public back-and-forth,” perhaps it works both ways. Have the members of the Press been fair and honest in reporting back to their agencies the true answers given from their questions? Even if they didn’t like it?  Hmmmm.

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