While many would argue that federal workers who are not being paid during Donald Trump’s pathetic government shutdown have every right to be bitter and refuse to do their jobs, people in the Trump administration have absolutely no excuse even though Trump has repeatedly whined about how he hasn’t been able to golf thanks to his own tantrum over a border wall.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has come under fire over the last few days as the lack of press briefings are being criticized. As usual, the White House is trying to blame this all on the media instead of taking responsibility.
Sanders was recently asked about the president’s recent tweet in which The Donald said he told Sanders to stop doing briefings to protest against the “rude and inaccurate” coverage from the “fake news” media. As the White House Correspondents Association has blasted Trump for his “retreat from transparency and accountability,” Sanders said it was “absolutely laughable” to imply that the White House was not accessible because she and Trump have been holding impromptu gaggles with the press. She said:
I stopped last night after I finished an interview where I took more questions from a gaggle of reporters standing outside building behind me,” Sanders said. “I’m sure I will do that in a few minutes. The president takes questions nearly every single day from reporters. We’re on call 24 hours a day…”
When Sanders was asked if press briefings were being nixed completely, Sanders gave a truly pathetic response while she dodged the question. She also accused the media of trying to boost their reputations and become more famous. She said:
As the president said yesterday, he doesn’t like the decorum in the White House. We’re in the business of getting information to the American people, not making stars out of people that want to become contributors on CNN and that is a lot of times what we see take place in the briefing room.”
You can watch Sanders give this highly disappointing answer below:
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