White House Reporters Shout at Sarah Sanders For Short Briefing: ‘Do Your Job!’
A couple of White House reporters shouted at press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders after she left an exceptionally short press briefing today.
“This was a ten-minute briefing, Sarah!” Exclaimed NBC White House reporter Kristen Welker, while Breakfast Media White House correspondent Andrew Feinberg shouted at the flack to “do your job!” — a comment he took credit for on Twitter.
Nope. That was me.
— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) December 18, 2018
Sanders appeared on the stage for roughly 15 minutes, building on a trend of short pressers.
Her diminishing time in front of the White House podium even spawned the following festive headline from the Washington Post last month: “A turkey has spent more time on-camera in the briefing room this month than the press secretary.”
The press secretary recently defended the White House’s lack of briefings, telling Fox News Sunday, “I always think if you can hear directly from the president, and the press has a chance to ask the president of the United States questions directly, that’s infinitely better than talking to me.”
“We try to do that a lot, and you’ve seen us do that a lot over the past three weeks, and that’s going to take the place of a press briefing when you can talk to the president of the United States,” she added.
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Watch above, via PBS.
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