White House Reporters Swoon Over Rick Perry’s Press Briefing


Secretary of Energy Rick Perry addressed reporters for Tuesday’s White House press briefing, delivering a whimsical and lighthearted performance running more than thirty minutes.

White House reporters, who have become accustomed to an adversarial relationship in briefings between an irate and evasive Sean Spicer and Sarah Huckabee Sanders, were treated to the former Governor’s jovial briefing, in which he joked with reporters and doled out compliments.

And the press corps took note, with some even calling for Perry to take the job of press secretary:

Perry was apparently having so much fun, that he ran over his allotted time, answering off-topic questions:

Sanders eventually ushered Perry off the podium, and delivered her statements. She is filling in for Spicer, who couldn’t make it to the briefing.

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