CNN uses sketch artist at no-camera White House briefing

Cheryl Sanders
June 24, 2017

Today, CNN pretty hilariously trolled the White House by sending their Supreme Court sketch artist Bill Hennessy to the press room to capture the scene.

A controversial New Hampshire state representative who once said that former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton "should be shot for treason" was among the attendees at a White House bill signing Friday morning.

Here's a look at the results.

CNN's sketch artist, Bill Hennessy, drew a sketch of press secretary Sean Spicer briefing the White House press corps as a substitute for video of the briefing.

News organizations and the White House Correspondents' Association have protested the Trump administration's decision to scale back on-camera press briefings to unprecedented levels.

The White House has said they remain willing to respond to reporter emails or in background briefings with officials, The Hill reported. Most of their Q&A sessions have been held off-camera. On Thursday and Friday, CNN aired the briefing audio in its entirety shortly after it ended.

Earlier during the briefing, Spicer said he found it troubling that more outrage hasn't been raised over the incidents, which most recently include a comment by actor Johnny Depp, who asked, "When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?" "I don't think that the be all and end all is whether it's on television or not".

"I think it's great for us to come out here and have a substantive discussion about policies", he said.

Spicer, during a Wednesday interview with Laura Ingraham, said some reporters are seeking publicity for themselves.

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