Former WH Press Secretaries Call for No More Live Press Briefings

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Reporters ask questions as deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks during the daily briefing at the White House on May 10, 2017.

Where people with alternate political beliefs can, you know, question the government.

"Yeah, some days we'll have them on, some days we'll have them off", the spokesman said.

Prior to this - after Donald Trump became President-elect - he invited members of the press to Trump Tower for what they believed would be constructive meeting over their role with the new administration. CNN's Jim Acosta continued his trend of posting pictures of his own socks in the absence of video, and also tried to confront the new policy by asking Spicer why the cameras were off. He began openly complaining about the White House's handling of the media in early February after President Trump only took two questions, both from conservative media outlets, during his joint presser with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

"Maybe we should turn the cameras on", he responded.

The White House has held 10 off-camera briefings and five on-camera briefings during the month of June, according to a tweet by CBS White House correspondent Mark Knoller.

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Chicago is also now without World Series MVP Ben Zobrist since he was placed on the disabled list on June 16 with a wrist injury. The Cubs could use this time to give Bryant a break and make sure the ankle heals properly. "Things happen.

The media is simply doing its job by insisting on less secrecy and pushing for more access to the president - who, by the way, has held only one press conference since taking office. It's also the reason Spicer gave to Fox News recently for reducing the frequency of televised briefings.

But the White House Correspondents' Association has come out against changes for the briefings, CBS News reported.

Instead, it was reported that Trump berated members of the press, attacking them for their negative coverage of him. Why didn't you turn them on?

But in the larger media war, neither side has much reason to cooperate - and so we can expect this particular battle to continue for the foreseeable future. Look, this is nothing inconsistent with what we've said since day one.

"Trump is a reality star, so we can't be a serious, behind the scenes presidency", the source said.

You can listen to the audio of yesterday's press briefing below.

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