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President Donald Trump on Tuesday admitted he told his press secretary “not to bother” any longer with White House press briefings over his belief that journalists cover the administration both “rudely & inaccurately.”

“The reason Sarah Sanders does not go to the ‘podium’ much anymore is that the press covers her so rudely & inaccurately, in particular certain members of the press,” Trump tweeted. “I told her not to bother, the word gets out anyway! Most will never cover us fairly & hence, the term, Fake News!”

Glenn Kessler, fact-checker for the Washington Post, pointed out the historic anomaly of Trump’s admission. “If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen,” Kessler wrote in response to the president’s tweet. “White House reporters have been aggressive with the press secretary of every WH, and they didn’t flee from questions that needed answering.”

For others, sarcastic sympathy was all they could muster for the President of the United States:

As The Hill reports, “White House press briefings grew increasingly rare over the course of 2018. Sanders held two briefings in October, and one each in November and December, respectively. Trump appeared in the briefing room earlier this month but did not take questions from reporters.”

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  1. Gday, mick from Australia..im an old bloke and ive been following DT since the fool started. What struck me the other day listening to his adolescent Whining. He reminds me of the leader of the people in Cambodia, a little country in south east Asia… his name was “Pol Pot” he started just like trump. Had the same lack of morals, values, compassion. He was allowed to remain in power!!… he destroyed his country, socially, economically and killed 3 million of his people ????

  2. If it matters, he’ll be back burping lies when he doesn’t see himself in the news. He is such a waste of time and space

  3. Just a different form of spanky’s “Non Disclosure Agreement” or Hide everything, Deny everything or lie about everything.
    So much for transparency.


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