White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was unapologetic on the scant number of daily briefings she’s held during her tenure, saying that she was “in the business of getting information to the American people, not making stars out of people that want to become contributors on CNN.”
She added that she takes “thousands” of questions from reporters in alternate venues, but that the President feels there is a lack of “decorum” in the briefing room.
The newfound questions about the official press briefings have emerged—despite months-long precedent of Sanders holding the “daily” briefing only once in a blue moon—because Sanders’ deputy Hogan Gidley said Tuesday that she would hold a briefing “when she finds a reason to do that.”
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— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) January 23, 2019