Trump White House goes 300+ days without a press briefing – why that’s unprecedented
Trump, by most assessments, functions as his own press secretary. Those who hold the actual title – three, so far – learned it’s a foxhole from which one raises his or her head into the president’s verbal line of fire.
The first, Sean Spicer, was out of sync on day one with disputable claims over the size of Trump’s inauguration crowd. The second, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, regularly battled with the press corps – and the truth – from the podium in the briefing room. Sanders held her last briefing on March 15, 2019.
“I told her not to bother, the word gets out anyway,” Trump said.