Trump: I Won’t Evict Press from White House Briefing Room, But I’ll Pick Who Comes In
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) January 18, 2017
President-elect Donald Trump said an interview that he will not move forward with ideas from his team about taking reporters out of the White House Briefing Room.
Ever since Trump’s highly-combative press conference last week, there have been reports that members of his transition team were looking at ways to change the relationship between him and the media. One rumored possibility was that Trump might take the media out of the West Wing and relocate them to the Old Executive Office Building.
While speaking with Fox’s Ainsley Earhardt, Trump said that the goal was to find a larger room with more seats for daily briefings. As for the plan’s reception, Trump said “the press went crazy, so I said, ‘Let’s not move it.'”
“We have so many people that want to go in, so we’ll have to just have to pick the people to go into the room – I’m sure other people will be thrilled about that,” Trump said. “They’ll be begging for a much larger room very soon, you watch.”
Watch above, via Fox.
[Image via screengrab]
Have a tip we should know? email@example.com