At First Trump White House Press Briefing, No One Gets A Question

AP

It was the first official White House press briefing of the Trump era, and after tearing into the media about their coverage of the inauguration, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer did not take a single question from reporters.

Spicer’s unorthodox message and posture signified a major shift in the way the Trump administration will deal with the White House press corps.

“There’s talk in the media of holding Donald Trump accountable, and I’m here to tell you it goes two ways,” Spicer said. “We are going to hold the press accountable, as well.”

Spicer’s frustration was visible Saturday evening as he spoke quickly and called the media’s actions irresponsible.

Ari Fleischer, former White House press secretary under George W. Bush noted that Spicer’s comments must have come right from the top.

Watch the full video of the press conference below:

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