All is not well with the media for President Trump. He has been evading and criticising the media from time to time. He almost branded the media as a liar. Donald Trump threatened to end White House press briefings, arguing that “it is not possible” for his staff to speak with “perfect accuracy” to the American public.
Trump’s comments come after his description of his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey in an NBC News interview Thursday flatly contradicted the accounts provided earlier by White House officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, exposing their explanations as misleading and in some cases false.
In the tweets sent earlier , Trump suggested he might do away with the daily press briefings at the White House and instead have his spokesmen communicate to the public only via “written responses.”
“As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with perfect accuracy!….”
And: “…Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future “press briefings” and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy???”
The explanations for Comey’s firing from the Trump White House have shifted repeatedly since the move was announced late Tuesday afternoon, undermining the credibility of Pence as well as White House press secretary Sean Spicer, principal deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway.
Spicer told reporters that the president was “dismayed” at the focus on the accuracy of statements delivered by his spokesmen.
“The president is an active president. He keeps a very robust schedule,” Spicer said. “I think sometimes we don’t have an opportunity to get into see him and get his full thinking.”
“There are times you read a story where someone is trying to pull apart one word one sentence . . . and make it a gotcha thing,” he added.