Briefings with press secretary's have been worthless for decades
Finally we get to ask the president directly and regularly.
He Tweets, that is all he needs /s
Trump ignores a tradition. He's been doing that for three years. At some point, his opponents should stop being surprised and adapt to the change.
Yelling over the helicopter allows tRump to lie with impunity. He can pretend not to hear to follow up question when reporters attempt to hold him accountable for his lies and/or crazy statements. Because, as we all know, he is a P^*&% A** B*%#@ who is too scared to have a REAL press conference.
It's simply him controlling the conversation. Can't back the administration into an corner when you're off catching a helicopter ride
What good does it do to hold a press briefing? Anything presented is not truthful.
I mean come on. Any press briefing questions now would just like this;~ Isn't that racist?~ Isn't that money just going in your pocket?~ Isn't NK our enemy?~ Isn't that policy just focusing on Brown People?~ Why did you pay off that porn star?~ Doesn't that discriminate against women?~ Why do you lie constantly?
I miss Spicey. He was the best. After that it got dull and boring. I'd rather just watch Trump spew his nonsense next to his helicopter.
Better to let the public think Trump is lying than to hold a press briefing and get caught in a lie and prove it correct.
If all you do is lie. Then I guess what is the point.
To Trump, America is his private business.
Now we know how to get a job where you only have to show up twice a year; Suck a dictator's penis.
>White House Press Corps can no longer grandstand on TV is of no concern to us<
More excuses. Trump hires a chronic drunk for a press secretary, one that is already too wasted of a morning to do her job.
Ms Grisham can't do it, as NOT LYING is a condition for being to get out of jail on work release for her DUIs...
Many reporters have conducted themselves like unhinged G00NS at White House press briefings since Trump has become our president. Why should Trump schedule more briefings?
Stephanie is probably making phone calls, emails, etc, to Trump donors, for his re-election campaign. I wonder if she's getting paid addt'l salary, for her latest tasks.
So our tax dollars are paying these people to not inform the free press of anything unless its on the run. Got it.
Trump administration press briefings were just a pile of propaganda, dodges, and lies anyway.
Why have a press secretary lie to the public when Trump can use Twitter to lie to the public directly?
Pathetic!!! We only have ourselves, bigots, and racists, to blame! We are a sorry bunch of SHEEP...
Since trump has never had qualified people in ANY positions in this joke administration, and he himself is so incredibly unqualified for his job, the whole idea of briefing the press, who clearly know more than the prez, has been too much pressure.They can't even pretend anymore.
Nothing much has happened in the last six months. National Security Adviser Bolton was "fired" (he insists he resigned) yesterday. The Taliban were invited to the White House for peace talks then disinvited. Alabama was in Hurricane Dorian's path (but actually wasn't). The US is still involved in a year long trade war with China that was supposed to be "easy to win." And, oh, the members of the Federal Reserve are "boneheads" according to the president because they're doing their jobs and overseeing the nation's economy. Gee, what's there to talk about?
So much for transparency. I miss President Obama...…………..
What a farce and a disservice to the American people. The Trump administration likes to keep the people in the dark, except for feeding all of us constant lies and distortions via his constant tweets. That is why there are no press briefings. How any of his supporters can be happy with being treated like mindless sheep is a mystery.
Biden will return to a more traditional structure quickly.
As far as Trump goes, who in their right mind (Sarah Huckleberry excluded) would want to stand at a podium every day and try to apply spin to all the lies Donnie tells? Answer.........no one with any credibility at all.
They should just turn it in to a comedy show, and have Melissa McMcarthy run it for a while.. (as Spicer)
Guess they took to heart if you don't have anything good to say don't say anything...When do the real representatives for open transparent government show up...2020 if the world can right itself
lol it's all lies anyway, so why bother with a dog and pony show
This White House doesn’t believe they answer to the People and when the do deliver information it’s lies and propaganda. You know, just like China, North Korea and Russia. All those other countries Trump wants to emulate.
The press does not need to know what is happening in the White House--because the White House does not know what is happening in the White House-
Its been nice hope it stay that way till this administration is replaced
Why are we giving tax dollars paid salary to a propaganda mouthpiece that is just attacking the media. Do your job!
Bottom line, this administration despises the press because they point out Trump's lies and errors.
No great loss; it's all lies anyway.
Wow. I'm so shaken up by this news I don't think I'll be able to sleep tonight
If you ONLY want to get your information directly from the supreme leader, then move to NK, you'll love it there.
trumps idea on how to control the media - and where does he go in a helicopter almost EVERY day???? would it not be more cost effective to take one of his limo's???
Trump lies to the American people more than any other President. There, fixed it for ya.
Dear Stephanie, Where I come from, we are taught that we must EARN our keep. You are drawing a salary for doing nothing.Donald is making money hand over fist for doing nothing. Actually, he's a welfare mooch.
The less you hear from the Gong Show the better.
The WH presser clan has probably fallen way behind trying to construct plausible explanations. As of last week they appear to be working on the very early stages of Dorian, and falling farther behind with every new tweet and blunder.
I wonder if Trump's press secretary would have to make ANY adjustments AT ALL if she were hired by Li'll Kim or Putin.