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‘I’ll do them myself’: President raises eyebrows, floats replacing daily briefings with Trump-run pressers

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President Donald Trump has had it with watching his communications staff get beat on by the mainstream media and he’s considering drastic action to end it.

In an interview with Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro, set to air on Saturday, the president said it might be time to end the daily press briefings all together.

“We don’t have press conferences,” President Trump said after  Judge Pirro, asked him what could be done.

“Unless I have them every two weeks and I do them myself, we don’t have them. I think it’s a good idea. First of all, you have a level of hostility that’s incredible and it’s very unfair. Sarah Huckabee is a lovely, young woman. You know Sean Spicer, he is a wonderful human being, he’s a nice man,” the visibly frustrated president said.

The statement came hours after the president tweeted the same idea as part of a tweetstorm that included a threat to former FBI Director James Comey.

Pirro asked President Trump if Sean Spicer was still his press secretary and if he will continue to be, as rumors have circulated that Spicer was on the chopping block.

“Yeah, sure – he is. Well he’s doing a good job but he gets beat up,” he said.

“He’s getting beat up,” he continued. “He just gets beat up by these people and again you know they don’t show the 90 questions that they asked and (he) answered properly. I’m saying if they’re off just a little bit, just a little bit, it’s the big story.”

As much as ending briefings stunned Pirro, it excited another Fox News host.

Sean Hannity opened his show on Friday by telling his audience that it’s high time the president ended the daily press briefings.

“If the propaganda destroy-Trump media––if they’re gonna smear and slander him and his administration and his family and lie about facts and what he’s done, why bother? Why waste the energy trying to appease people who obviously hate his guts and want to destroy him?” he said.

The host suggested that rather than entertain the “Hillary Clinton-colluding media,” the president ought to simply use his favorite communications method.

“I think every week, the president should tweet out all of his accomplishments, going back to day one, update people daily about what he’s doing and what he’s accomplishing,” he said. “He can take to Twitter, he can respond to the barrage of attacks, this ridiculous conspiracy theory about Russia that is being pushed with no evidence.”

What do you think? Should the president end the daily press briefings? Sound off in the comments.

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Carmine Sabia


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