White House press secretary Sarah Sanders gets brutalized by the media, this we know.
So, in response, President Trump told her she no longer has to hold regular press briefings for the media.
“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!,” he tweeted on Tuesday.
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
On Wednesday, Sanders was non-committal about whether she would continue the practice. “We’ll see what happens,” she told Fox & Friends when asked about Trump’s tweet.
“Look, we are in the business of getting information to the American people,” she added. “Not making stars out of people that want to become contributors on CNN, and that’s a lot of times what we see taking place in the briefing room.”
Denying the Press
In most circumstances, this would be a HUGE problem.
However, this administration is about as out-of-the-box as it gets in terms of offering up information to the people of this country.
President Trump regularly tweets to let the American people know what is going on with this administration.
Sarah Sanders is still giving out plenty of information on the actions of this administration, even though she hasn’t made a White House press room briefing since December 18.
Numerous administration members are also seen regularly doing one-on-one interviews with the likes of Chris Wallace and several other respectable members of the press.
However, we have all seen the press room briefings and how quickly they get out of control.
Point being, let’s face it, the real reason the media is so upset about this is that they want the opportunity to disrespect Sanders and this president.
This issue with the media is a very easy one to solve if reporters really want the daily briefings to resume.
All they need to do is act respectfully.
That press room was like a zoo previously.
Reporters would not respect the etiquette of the press room and the manner in which they treated Sarah Sanders was, quite frankly, reprehensible.
If they are not going to respect the rules, why should she subject herself to that type of conduct?
As long as the administration continues to keep the American people updated, the only people that are really upset about this are the actual media members.
And, since they are only interested in tearing down this administration and covering it negatively rather than actually offering up honest, even coverage, who really cares if they are upset?