White House Hides Trump From Reporters, Blames ‘Fog’ (It is 83 Degrees and Sunny in DC)


President Donald Trump‘s brief exposure to the White House press corps didn’t go well for him on Wednesday — he was hit with an avalanche of questions from reporters on the taped conversation between him and his then-lawyer, Michael Cohen, about a payout to Playboy model Karen McDougal.

As a result, the president’s team seemed likely to help him avoid the media at all costs on Thursday morning. But the lengths to which they went in order to do it are nothing short of comical.

The president is currently en route to Iowa and Illinois, having boarded Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base just a little while ago. But Trump took a motorcade to Andrews instead of his customary helicopter from the South Lawn of the White House — where reporters could shout (presumably uncomfortable) questions in his direction.

The stated reason for this change in departure, according to the White House pool reporter? Fog in Washington D.C.

It is not foggy in Washington D.C.

According to the pool reporter (via NBC’s Hallie Jackson), the White House cited “bad weather” as the reason for Trump taking the motorcade instead of the chopper — with “fog” specifically to blame. Jackson snapped a picture showing the conditions in Washington at the time of departure.

And, via weather.com, here’s a screenshot of the radar in the D.C. area at 9:00 a.m. ET.

Yeah…no fog.

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