Thursday, May 18, 2017

Gingrich: It’s time for Trump to shut down the White House press room


If it’s possible for Trump’s media coverage to get worse, boarding up the briefing room in the White House would do it. But never mind that. Enjoy some prime, Grade A Republican red meat prepared by a master chef in the Fox News style preferred by serious media-hating right-wing connoisseurs. Trump’s been toying with canceling the daily briefing and replacing it with twice-monthly presidential press conferences. If he’s willing to go that far, Newt implies, why not go the rest of the way and maximize the antagonism by kicking the media out of the White House altogether?

“I am personally offended by the American news media. I think it is destructive and disgusting. It is a danger to the country right now,” Gingrich said. He also said the press should be banished to a nearby Starbucks and that Spicer should take questions from the American people. “Just say to the American people, you get to choose,” Gingrich said.
Closing the press briefing room would send a message to the country “that the media is a corrupt institution and he is tired of being harassed by people whose only interest is making him look bad.”


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