New WH Press Secretary: No Need for Press Briefings Because Trump Offers so Much Access
Sarah Huckabee Sanders became a well-known member of the Trump administration thanks to her controversial press briefings. Before the former press secretary’s resignation, though, the White House had begun to hold fewer and fewer sessions with the news corp.
Stephanie Grisham, formerly a press secretary to Melania Trump, became Sanders’ successor on July 1st. She has yet to hold her own press briefing. When she was asked about the lack of activity yesterday, Grisham claimed that the direct access Donald Trump gives to the press is “good enough.”
Grisham appeared on America This Week, a show produced by the Sinclair Broadcast Group. Host Eric Bolling asked, “What about press briefings? A lot less frequent than they had been in the past. Do you as press secretary … look to bring those back?”
The press secretary replied, “So we’re going to talk about it. That will be ultimately up to the president.” When pressed by Bolling, she continued, “You’re hearing from me right now. But the president also ― he’s so accessible. Right now, I think that that’s good enough.”
Grisham also took a shot at a former member of the White House communications team, Anthony Scaramucci. She said of the former ally of the President, “It’s nonsensical to me, honestly. His feelings just seem to be hurt. [Scaramucci] seems to have all these people who are going to turn on the president, but he can’t name who they are? I think that’s pretty important.”
You can see the entire interview with Grisham here: