A couple of months ago, we ran an article on the new biden-era White House press briefings that highlighted some of the many news stories that would emerge from the press briefings.
The focus was on the press briefing in which press secretary Sean Spicer, then a press secretary at the Trump campaign, was confronted with a story about the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner allegedly sending him a “highly classified” document.
Spicer refused to give a direct answer to the question, and later gave a very different response on air.
The next day, it was announced that Kushner was fired.
Spicer responded to the news by saying that he was “going to be able to answer it.”
A few days later, the president tweeted about the White House’s decision not to release his son-niece’s phone records.
This was a moment in time that was meant to make it clear that the president was not averse to talking to reporters.
And as Spicer continued to refuse to answer questions from the media, the pressure on him to answer became overwhelming.
He even had to ask his own press secretary to take the call.
He has not been shy about answering questions about the Trump administration since his election.
In fact, Spicer even received praise from former President Barack Obama and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel.
He was fired as press secretary on July 31, 2017.
And just recently, he was given a chance to respond to questions about his job by the president himself.
At the White the next day in a press conference on Friday, Spicer seemed to be trying to make a point about why he had refused to answer a question about the Kushner report.
Spicer did not say whether or not he would have answered if he were the press secretary of the Trump White House.
Instead, he told reporters that the reason he had declined to answer the question was because he didn’t want to give Trump the opportunity to make any “unfair” accusations about the press.
But in a way, he did make the point, and the Whitehouse’s reaction was a clear indication of the way he felt about his role.
Spicer, the former Whitehouse chief of operations, who had been fired on July 30, was just one of many former White Houses staffers who are now under scrutiny for their handling of press conferences.
The New York Times reported that former White house communications director Dan Scavino was also fired on the same day that Spicer refused his questions on the Kushner story.
That was in January, and Scavinos tenure at the White house was also ending.
In an interview with Politico in January of this year, Scavina said that Trump’s criticism of the media is “basically a form of censorship” and that the press was in the “worst shape it’s ever been in.”
Spicer, who also said he would not answer questions about White House leaks and was a critic of the former press secretary David Bossie, also made a point of defending himself on Friday.
“I was very surprised by the fact that I was fired by the Trump Administration for no reason at all,” Spicer said.
“And I’m not sure why the media was so quick to take that at face value.”
He added, “The President doesn’t seem to be a particularly good listener.
He really doesn’t like the press.”
Spicer also denied the idea that the WhiteHouse had been under attack by reporters for the lack of information about the Jared Kushner report, which was revealed by the Washington Post.
Spicer told Politico that the report had been “completely debunked” and said that he had been the target of a “large-scale smear campaign.”
The Trump Whitehouse also has faced criticism for its handling of leaks.
A week after the Spicer firing, Politico reported that the Trump team had sent a memo to employees that warned that the media were “sabotaging the Trump presidency.”
In the memo, the White houses top staffers warned that journalists were “destroying the Trump Presidency,” and that “their job is to undermine the President’s authority, undermine the media narrative, undermine public trust, and undermine the credibility of the White Houses Presidency.”
The memo also claimed that “press leaks are undermining the Trump brand” and the Trump family.
The president himself has been criticized for his own missteps in the press, but he has also taken a lot of heat for being too willing to attack journalists.
Trump has also often used his social media platforms to attack reporters, sometimes with direct threats to them.
In one tweet last week, he claimed that the New York Post had “blood coming out of their eyes, they’re bleeding badly from their…… eyes,” after the paper published a story on Trump’s alleged ties to Russia.
He also used Twitter to accuse the media of having “a complete bias against Trump,” and to accuse reporters of being “totally dishonest.”
And during an interview on Sunday, Trump said that the “Fake News Media” has become so “very dishonest