Sarah Huckabee Sanders' strategy for Ocasio-Cortez: Ignore her

Pablo Tucker
January 23, 2019

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he told Sanders "not to bother" with press briefings any more, blaming inaccurate media coverage as the reason why.

"The reason Sarah Sanders does not go to the "podium" much anymore", reads one tweet, "is that the press covers her so rudely & inaccurately, in particular certain members of the press". The last press briefing was December 18-35 days ago, which marks Sanders' longest stretch away from the podium.

Sims book, available January 29, describes a range of emotionally-fraught interactions between the president and his aides and generally paints a picture of chaos and disarray within the White House. The stretch has occurred during the government shutdown, too. "We need to hear more from the president, '" Gidley said on "America's Newsroom". "White House reporters have been aggressive with the press secretary of every WH, and they didn't flee from questions that needed answering".

"It's kind of ridiculous". 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". Only Bill Clinton has made himself more available to the media.

Trump has a rocky relationship with the media, which he often calls out for what he believes is false and unfair reporting of him and his administration.

'I think that it's wrong that a vast majority of the country does not make a living great wage. Trump appeared in the briefing room earlier this month but did not take questions from reporters.

After Mr Trump clashed angrily with CNN reporter Jim Acosta at a press conference in November, the White House briefly withdrew his credentials, before a court ordered them reinstated.

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