Earlier today, President Donald Trump informed the nation about changes regarding press briefings in the White House.
The Update on White House Press Briefings
The president stated via Twitter that press briefings are decreasing in regularity due to the media’s treatment of White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.
His tweet reads as follows:
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 22, 2019
Hogan Gidley, a spokesperson for the current White House, has also spoken out about press briefings in the White House:
“It’s not that they’ve ever stopped; it’s just that sometimes we need to come to the podium to communicate things and sometimes we don’t. A lot of the times when we don’t come to the podium it’s because the president has addressed the American people himself.”
However, Gidley maintained that Sanders will “absolutely be back at the podium talking to the press and delivering the message to the American people.”