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White House press secretary says only Trump will decide if and when press briefings return


Added 11-11-19 05:23:02pm EST - “The last briefing from a White House press secretary occurred 245 days ago and will not resume until President Trump gives the go-ahead.” - Washingtonexaminer.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtonexaminer.com: “White House press secretary says only Trump will decide if and when press briefings return”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The last briefing from a White House press secretary occurred 245 days ago and will not resume until President Trump gives the go-ahead.

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham, who has yet to give a formal briefing since starting her job in July, told CNN Business in an email that the decision about whether to hold them falls on Trump. She said that she will “hold a press briefing when the president wants me to.”

“That is ultimately his decision,” Grisham said. “The briefings, which are meant to inform the public, were becoming a spectacle.”

“In addition, the president himself answers questions on a weekly basis, as do I and my entire team,” she said. “We've also had briefings at the podium with subject matter experts, and to be honest, many [in the] press have told me that is more helpful.”

In September, Grisham said on Fox News that reporters were using the press briefings to “get famous.”

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