Hannity: Trump Should End Press Briefings and ‘Tweet Out All of His Accomplishments’ Instead


Sean Hannity opened his show with a monologue attacking the mainstream media, but this time he used the opportunity to voice his support for President Donald Trump ending those daily press briefings.

The theme of the monologue was “TRUMP STRIKES BACK,” and he showed clips from the president’s interview with Fox’s Jeanine Pirro, including the part where he talked about potentially ending briefings.

To recap, after the communications frenzy following the James Comey firing this week, Trump tweeted out that maybe he’ll do away with the briefings altogether:

Sean Spicer later said that Trump is just “dismayed” by the “gotcha” game in the briefings, and Trump told Pirro that maybe he’ll just reduce the briefings to once every two weeks and do it himself.

Hannity, who recommended to Trump during the transition that he think about changing the “traditional relationship” between the press and the White House, encouraged the president to call off the briefings:

“If the propaganda destroy-Trump media––if they’re gonna smear and slander him and his administration and his family and lie about facts and what he’s done, why bother? Why waste the energy trying to appease people who obviously hate his guts and want to destroy him?”

He said that Trump doesn’t need the “fake news,” suggesting that instead of briefings for the “Hillary Clinton-colluding media,” Trump should do the following:

“I think every week, the president should tweet out all of his accomplishments, going back to day one, update people daily about what he’s doing and what he’s accomplishing, and… he can take to Twitter, he can respond to the barrage of attacks, this ridiculous conspiracy theory about Russia that is being pushed with no evidence.”

Watch the full video above, via Fox News.

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