No More Press Briefings For Sarah Sanders?

“I told her not to bother”

Due to the “fake news media” treating White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders “rudely,” President Trump has directed his media spokeswoman to “not bother” with any more press briefings.

“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,” the president tweeted Tuesday. “I told her not to bother, the word gets out anyway! Most will never cover us fairly & hence, the term, Fake News!”

As The Hill notes, the White House under President Trump has “come under fire from media organizations for the lack of regular press briefings.” Sanders has not held a single press briefing in 2019, which may in part stem from the current government shutdown. The last press briefing occurred on December 18, 2018.

The president was reportedly reacting to a recent Fox News interview in which White House spokesman Hogan Gidley “defended Sanders’s handling of the press corps.”

“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,” Gidley said. “A lot of the times when we don’t come to the podium it’s because the president has addressed the American people himself.”

“It’s kind of ridiculous, you can’t win for losing half the time,” he continued. “But the fact is, when the president isn’t going up we have a conversation about the message we deliver, and Sarah Sanders will absolutely be back at the podium talking to the press and delivering the message to the American people.”

The president’s swipe at the media for inaccurate and rude stories comes after a weekend replete with some of the most inaccurate and rude stories the media has produced since the Brett Kavanaugh SCOTUS battle. On top of BuzzFeed’s Special Counsel-disputed report that President Trump directed his former attorney Michael Cohen to commit perjury, the media collectively mobbed a group of MAGA hat-wearing Catholic schoolboys attending the March for Life over the weekend by pushing a now-debunked story that they were bullying a Native American protester while chanting phrases like “build the wall.” On both counts, President Trump blasted the media for its deceitfulness.

“Looking like Nick Sandman & Covington Catholic students were treated unfairly with early judgements proving out to be false – smeared by media,” Trump tweeted. “Not good, but making big comeback! ‘New footage shows that media was wrong about teen’s encounter with Native American.'”

“Nick Sandmann and the students of Covington have become symbols of Fake News and how evil it can be,” he later added. “They have captivated the attention of the world, and I know they will use it for the good – maybe even to bring people together. It started off unpleasant, but can end in a dream!”

Regarding the disputed BuzzFeed story, the president tweeted: “Remember it was Buzzfeed that released the totally discredited ‘Dossier,’ paid for by Crooked Hillary Clinton and the Democrats (as opposition research), on which the entire Russian probe is based! A very sad day for journalism, but a great day for our Country!”

“Fake News is truly the ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!” he later added.

White House press briefings grew increasingly rare over the course of 2018. Sanders held two briefings in October, and one each in November and December, respectively. Trump appeared in the briefing room earlier this month but did not take questions from reporters.

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41 Comments

  • Kan
    Posted January 23, 2019 11:02 pm 0Likes

    CRY BABY NANCY PELOSI…

    GROW UP YOU IDIOT…

  • Worldwatcher
    Posted January 24, 2019 7:25 pm 0Likes

    when the sole purpose of the media is to lie and distort any and all information it receives for purpose to destroy this administration and help the leftists destroy America! They are the enemy of the people

  • Stan Lee
    Posted January 24, 2019 7:49 pm 0Likes

    Really,at the present time, “Press briefings” are ridiculous. Trump is SO right.The Leftist press corps may favor briefings as part of their jobs justification, but as they operate, there is no need for issues of public nature to be released by the WH to satisfy “press briefings.” Press briefings? Practically all information released at such briefings is so edited by the time Leftist news organizations release their versions, which amount to lying and pure hate if they’re anything related to the President, that briefings no longer inform America of anything truthful. Briefings have been made to be “launch pads” for organized political lies of the present so-called MSM news media. If the liars of the Press received not one item from the WH, this corrupted press corps wouldn’t even need to edit items from the WH. The press that represents hate for the President, could then do what earned them the title of “Fake News They’re nothing but a corrupt entity serving the Socialist Party which hides behind the title of “Democrat” Unfortunately for consumers of Fake News, they live in an alternate universe, therefore they want only what satisfies what they believe in, call it “Fake News,” call it propaganda digested by ignoramuses, whatever title given it, it is the product of a lying occupation bent upon 2+ years of constant misrepresentations.

  • Ricky
    Posted January 24, 2019 8:27 pm 0Likes

    We don’t need briefings no reason for

  • Ben
    Posted January 24, 2019 8:32 pm 0Likes

    Sarah does a grate job even when the left jabs at her she can shut then down very quick She is the best. My God bless her

  • James D Lowder
    Posted January 24, 2019 8:32 pm 0Likes

    Snowflake liberal press can’t handle the truth so they twist it to suit their own agenda, which is to discredit everything about this administration. Sad day for our country. But once we get to all the truth the media will finally confronted with how crooked the prior administration really was.

    • Michael Hughes
      Posted April 28, 2019 10:32 pm 0Likes

      The media have become used to “interpreting” the news instead of REPORTING it. If Trump want’s to get his point of view out to the public, it’s highly unlikely that can be done through a “press conference”. Twitter is an imperfect, but necessary, alternative.

  • Barbara
    Posted January 24, 2019 8:38 pm 0Likes

    Yes Jail Hillary wish u could jail Nancy she’s outrageous. Doesn’t belong in WhiteHouse, needs a Mental Hospital..

  • Michael G Warren
    Posted January 24, 2019 8:40 pm 0Likes

    DECENT and intelligent US Citizens love and support President Trump and Press
    Secretary Sarah Sanders. MAGA! TRUMP PENCE 2020!!

    • GySgt. Lew
      Posted April 21, 2019 10:34 pm 0Likes

      Like Michael stated – DESENT _ INTELLIGENT PATRIOTIC CITEZENS Support the President and Sarah Sanders. CNN, MSMBC with the Biased Media Journalist, Pelosi, Schumer and the Democratic Party are the ones who are destroying our Great America. GET RID OF THEM…..

  • Steve
    Posted January 24, 2019 8:43 pm 0Likes

    I don’t blame the Adm. For not giving news conferences. Most of them are just a pack of wolves. Trump gives us the accurate news as to what is important. It’s so obvious how bias the press is, I can’t stand Jim Acosta and the CNN crew. I got more useful information from a comic book. Go away fake news. Your not wanted.

  • Cp123
    Posted January 24, 2019 8:53 pm 0Likes

    I think she should do a briefing once a week but take no questions.

  • Danny Lanning
    Posted January 24, 2019 9:26 pm 0Likes

    The totally rude and nasty treatment Sarah was getting from the snake fake media was so outrageous the reporters or better jerks should have been hauled out of the briefing in hand cuffs and charged with slander. These jerks are too stupid to know the truth if it hits them in their empty head. This should be the end of briefing since the media twist every thing around and lies.
    Sarah, you have been exceptional.

  • Woodie thompson
    Posted January 24, 2019 9:48 pm 0Likes

    I’m still waiting g to see who leaked. Lasry FORD,S LETTER TO THEMEDIA AND WHAT WILL DONE about it

  • Betty
    Posted January 24, 2019 9:48 pm 0Likes

    This is so sad to see how our President is treated yes he is your President also this Pelosi person is so wrong for our country look at the hate on her greased face stand up for your country .

  • Mac
    Posted January 24, 2019 10:03 pm 0Likes

    I give Sara an A+ in covering for the Donald. Very few times has she not had a comeback for the press. She’s good, even if she’s trying to explain another unexplainable Trump (lie) Comment

  • Bj
    Posted January 24, 2019 11:11 pm 0Likes

    Good for Trump…..doubly good gor Sanders. We don’t need the press. Nobody watches them any way. No one thst matters anyway. Hiw’s that for telling you left wing nutcases to 🖕🏼off

  • melvin
    Posted January 24, 2019 11:23 pm 0Likes

    Pelosi work for the people not for the lost of 2016 elections.the people should come frist

  • Betty Clark
    Posted January 24, 2019 11:30 pm 0Likes

    Pelosi should be the one charged with treason and fired

  • Sue Rich
    Posted January 24, 2019 11:50 pm 0Likes

    Pelosi is so biased against Trump, she’s lost sight of her job. She is here for The People, not the Democrats, and not the border-crashers. Forget the vendetta with Trump. Let the border wall be built. America needs it.

  • Ray harvey
    Posted January 25, 2019 12:05 am 0Likes

    No Christian should support these people who are degrading our President! To you good ole crats alias muslin libertards what has Pelosi & shmereerrr done in their 20l to 45 years at taxpayers expense. Check your history because about 8 yrs ago they along with our xPresident thank goodness were for the wall as Chrimnals are sliding in & causing all types of chrimes. and note Pelosi would not see the angel mothers who lost loveones to these ILLEGA Imagrants. As her about her wall

  • Barbro Karlsson-Bradley
    Posted January 25, 2019 12:18 am 0Likes

    I agree with President Trump. To us ((Americans) critical thinkers, “down-to-earth” analytical,
    regular individuals, it is painful to see these so called “journalists” at work.
    Their questions are dumb, always in a rude manner and an attitude: “I’m gonna get you”.
    We stopped watching all basic channel news programs. We ONLY watches certain Fox News Shows
    and (listen) to certain radio shows. Right now I am listening to Mark Levin. He is great.
    By treating the President disrespectful these so called “journalists” are treating American citizens
    and the Office of the President rudely and disrespectfully.

  • John Sarappa
    Posted January 25, 2019 12:29 am 0Likes

    I think when one party (and that I mean (Nancy Pelosi) won’t come to the table and talk to solve the problem with the shut down she should be 100% to blame.

  • Jerry Raydenbow
    Posted January 25, 2019 1:13 am 0Likes

    Trump has a point the media is out of control.

  • Marc
    Posted January 25, 2019 1:23 am 0Likes

    As much as conservatives wanted to treat the Obamination, during his terms in office, the same way that Trump is being treated right now by the liberals, we never did. If we had, we’d have all been labeled racist even though his color had nothing to do with his policies and attitude, and how much he was despised for his lack of love for this country. It is all just plumb unfair to Trump. I wish we could collectively take out a loan, build the wall, and pay for it as citizens outside of our taxes. Because it’s pay now or really regret later. So sick of Pelosi, Schumer, Bloomberg, and the socialists. They need to be removed from office any way possible. Doesn’t anyone have “pictures” on them? Can we give them some of the same false (?) media from the right as the left gives Trump? Throw those lying bums out!

  • G. Kendall Shaw
    Posted January 25, 2019 1:25 am 0Likes

    George
    Ths WW 2 veteran “stood up for his democratic country in 1943 because it was threatened by authoritarian nations, Japan, Italy and Nazi Germany. Betty, I fear our rule here by the people is once again threatened by a ruler, now of Russia, who seems to make “my President” jump as ordered by the Russian dictator. Because I fought for this country that I love, now fearing Our bully Pesident’s motivations, I am grateful for

    I am grateful for the defense of our nation by Speaker Pelosi. In 1943 this WW2 veteran “stood up for his country” when he volunteered to serve in the Navy after it had been threatened by dictators . Our President now seems to jump as ordered by a Russian dictator.
    GEORGE

  • Kathy Anslow
    Posted January 25, 2019 1:37 am 0Likes

    Couldn’t agree more. Pelosi is such a smug, hateful p…person, I literally “gag” every time she speaks and flaps her hands like trying to “clear the runway”! She needs Jesus, now!

  • Olga
    Posted January 25, 2019 1:48 am 0Likes

    Pelosie should resign

  • James L Cockroft
    Posted January 25, 2019 2:17 am 0Likes

    We have a wonderful president in Donald J. Trump. He is a man of faith, strong leadership, unwavering drive to serve our great nation, and with-
    out exception the best man for this era of our history. Phenomanal leader-
    shop and accomplishments for the greatest nation on earth.

  • TJ
    Posted January 25, 2019 2:35 am 0Likes

    He might be YOUR president, but he’s NOT MINE. To me he is a man who loves himself. Does everything to over play everything and takes credit for things he HAS NOT done. Lies, lies, and lies some more. Plays his games using FEDERAL employees to try to get his wall because he promised it in his election and is afraid of not being reelected if he doesn’t get his way. Buddies up to our foe and degrades our allies. It’s all about him, him, him. Hundreds of families going to soup lines to eat because of HIM…I could write a book about YOUR president and his misgivings. He’s a jerk and will always be a jerk as they haul him off to prison..that will be the day I have a big smile on my face.

  • Proud American
    Posted January 25, 2019 2:42 am 0Likes

    I heard something on Fox News the other day. This may be a little out of context but it was along the lines of the war cry of one of the news agencies; “get the story first, but first get the story right”. After 62 years I’ve listened to enough news and read enough papers to recall the day of the reporter and when news was still reported fairly and accurately. It was clear that reporters were professionally trained and for most, there was still something called integrity and ethics. There was always bad apples but that was the exception, today it is the norm. The press briefings serve to communicate important information but the Acosta’s have taken that from us. Thank God for twitter.

  • Deborah Gillis
    Posted January 25, 2019 5:58 am 0Likes

    I agree

  • Cherie
    Posted January 25, 2019 7:22 am 0Likes

    This Pelosi cukoo bird should really crawl under somewhere where the sun don’t shine. She creates much too much hatred in the USA 🇺🇸. Why do people even listen to her is completely beyond my understanding. Only insane people will say “Sign before you read” with regards to that Obama Care they forced down our throats.

  • roger domnie
    Posted January 25, 2019 1:08 pm 0Likes

    so sad the dems don’t impeach nan and have another person ready to take her place. there has to be better taking in the whole party and many notable names to replace her. for the life of me i can’t see what she is trying to accomplish by her hold out to meet at the table. consider the damage she has caused for dems in 2020 elections, never get those voters back. her own health has suffered through this stupid move, her jaw has a funny wiggle, her teeth have lost control. quite frankly she is scared to death to make public appearances lately, she was never meant to make public stances it takes guts for which she has none. the signs of a breakdown are upon her. she has the pressure of the nation on her when she is wrong, shortly the end will be near for her. next her net worth of a 130,000 million will be at stake, the crook.

  • Sandra Burkart
    Posted January 25, 2019 3:03 pm 0Likes

    She didn’t care when people lost their coal mining jobs due to Obama and Hillery. Plus the steel workers when their plants were shut down during their terms. I feel bad for the folks, too but we are on a fixed income and it’s rough, but it’ll work out.

  • Loretta Lounsbury
    Posted January 25, 2019 3:12 pm 0Likes

    why was she elected SOTH again when the people that work with her must know she has physical problems, I think most of Americans have seen her try to speak and what she tries to say doesn’t make sense. She is hanging on for one reason and I’m pretty sure its not for the good of the American people, Yesterday how could the democrats vote not to pay the federal employees. Doesn’t any of the powers that be watch the news or read the papers on bad those people are suffering. We all know nothing is going to change until term limits are put in place. But that is not going to happen.

  • Melanie Shearman
    Posted January 25, 2019 5:22 pm 0Likes

    I watched a Sarah sanders Huckabee briefing and was very impressed with her knowledge, her posture, and the way she handled reporters and their stupid uneducated questions. I wouldn’t have been so patient with having to school reporters in basic government. After the press briefing where I thought Sarah had been very plain and direct, sure enough, the media twisted her words and reported almost the direct opposite of what she had said. Our media needs to return to some sort of standards, not the bias they’ve been showing for decades. Sorry guys, you are supposed to report FACTS, not what the Democrats w. us to hear.
    I don’t blame Trump for this debacle, I blame the biased media

  • Timothy Yorgan
    Posted January 25, 2019 6:43 pm 0Likes

    The “press”, in particular CNN, just doesn’t get it. The White House owes the press NOTHING as far as when and where briefings take place and could, in fact, cancel them all together and replace them with written press releases or hold them in the third floor men’s room at 3 am if the president wanted. There is no legal mandate for this at all and is a courtesy, actually started by JFK, realizing the power of television and instituted televised briefings. Now the press, in its well-known arrogance, believes they OWN the venue as some kind of right. The press does NOT own the press briefings but they try controlling the narrative…it’s a big game, however, they do not own the playing field. Read Article II, sec. 3 of the constitution (executive power) where the only reference made concerning the white house giving information is the state of the union and nothing is mandated for anything else, including press briefings. Yes, they’ve become a tradition, but no state or federal statute or law exists, binding White-house press briefings. If you can find such a law, I’ll eat my “flat-hat.” Any posted opinion to the contrary on this sight, is nothing more than just that, opinion not fact…just pure gas!

  • Grammyof7
    Posted January 25, 2019 9:01 pm 0Likes

    Roger, what is happening is her face lifts are becoming undone. I always thought that once you had one, it lasted. Once I worked in a hospital, I found out that’s not true. You have to have it redone every several years. And after awhile, your face just can’t be pulled any tighter! Poor Nancy……

  • Marty Poirier
    Posted January 26, 2019 11:53 pm 0Likes

    Roll Call on All Capitols Feb 23 redress of grievances on All Capitols
    Find us on FB. You’ll need to do a search as FB is monitoring and censoring us. Join us to clean up our Congress

  • NavyPO2
    Posted April 21, 2019 10:05 pm 0Likes

    The Demoncrat Party is a left wing hate group.

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