The White House has confirmed that Deputy White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders would lead an on-camera press briefing at 2:00 p.m. EST on Thursday.
The once daily pressers have become a thing of the past, with reporters typically in the dark over whether they will be held on camera, off camera, or at all.
The briefings have also become increasingly combative in recent days, and today will almost certainly be another fireworks show as Sanders will likely have to deflect questions of President Trump’s explosive new tweets this morning.
For anyone who missed the drama, The president ignited a firestorm of controversy after a pair of vicious personal attacks against MSNBC anchor Mika Brzezinski, at one point suggesting that she was bleeding out her face after a tough facelift.
On Fox, Sanders provided some clues as to how she might address the growing controversy — though the questioning from the briefing room is likely to be tougher than Bill Hemmer.
In addition to that, there will also likely be official crowing about the president travel ban which was delivered a partial victory by the Supreme Court yesterday. The ban is expected to go into force for 90 days starting tonight — and will likely ignite a fresh round of protests from activists.
Those hungry for Russia news should be on the lookout too, for questions regarding Trump bodyguard Keith Schiller. News broke today that he will face questioning by House Intelligence Committee investigators looking into collusion between team Trump and Russia during the campaign.
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