But never mind that. Trump's been toying with canceling the daily briefing and replacing it with twice-monthly presidential press conferences.
"This is their time to shine, to show Americans and the world that the White House isn't becoming a circus of errors". "I think it's a very hard challenge and I hope he's going to talk to a lot of smart people".
The incident, as well as a number of unsourced quotes, fueled rumors that Spicer was on deck for an ouster, but at the same time, Trump has been hinting that he wants to cut down on briefings, which Politico pointed out, are his least favorite part of the day.
Trump will meet Pope Francis at the Vatican on May 24. "Just say to the American people, you get to choose", Gingrich said. "The media is a corrupt institution and [President Trump] is exhausted of being harassed by people whose only interest is making him look bad". People who have served in administrations under investigation speak eloquently about how miserable it is.
The national security adviser, who publicly defended Trump this week against allegations that he improperly shared intelligence information with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during an Oval Office meeting, has a lot riding on the trip himself. "That is not good", said Stephanie Schriock, the president of EMILY's List, a Democratic group that backs female candidates who support abortion rights.
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"The real question is, how long do you put up with it?" one said. "The damage the news media is doing to the United States is despicable", Gingrich said.
"I just realized it's Monday".
A combative defender of Trump, Gingrich said he was watching CNN in Kiev and feared American news coverage would begin to manipulate the attitudes of foreign countries, saying the American news media is "totally misleading and totally false".
Even before Inauguration Day, the level of leaking out of this White House was unprecedented, as officials sought to curry favor with the press corps and as factions vied with one another.
Ari Fleischer, former press secretary to Bush, said that since the trip would be Trump's first overseas, the stakes were higher.
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Senator Roy Blunt, a Missouri Republican, said Trump is still positioned to bring needed change to Washington . Speaking at a Coast Guard graduating ceremony in Connecticut, President Trump took a swipe at the media.
I am sure Trump's staff will find comfort and some confidence in knowing that his nonstop travel will be filled with plenty of photo-ops, pleasantries and handshakes to dilute the stories plaguing the administration at home. The public perception would be that journalists had lost access, but the reality is that access would simply go further underground. Trump could never be apart from the media that gives his life objective for very long.
What is happening right now is not salubrious skepticism but a kind of mass hysteria, millions of heads plunging with struthioniform insistence into the same sand, as though insisting that reality is something other than what it is, or merely averting our gaze, would somehow alter the truth.
Take this appearance, for example, when she said there's "no proof" Trump fired Comey because of anything related to Russian Federation - after Trump literally said he considered it.
We owe it to ourselves to take account of reality. A separate account said he was a "hasty and indifferent reader of his briefing materials". How about Newt Gingrich for press secretary? Although the two-city visit (Washington DC and Houston) has been penciled in for June 26-28, seismic political developments in the U.S. capital that are shaking the Trump presidency to its foundations are putting a question mark on the advisability of the visit at this point in time.
Aides complain that the president has made them look like "liars" and worry that the White House's credibility is in shreds. There's no doubt Trump would be thrilled with Gingrich's performance too. Trump's powerful senior adviser, his son-in-law Jared Kushner, led a West Wing team to craft the agenda, laden with religious symbolism.
Appeals court strikes down FAA drone registration rule
Jonathan Rupprecht, a lawyer working with Taylor, considers the ruling a victory for the semantics of what a hobby drone is. The ruling is a win for model aircraft enthusiasts who complained that the registration requirement was too burdensome.
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