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    Yahoo! News correspondent Brittany Shepherd said President Biden’s press secretary Jen Psaki is a “refreshing” change of pace from former President Donald Trump’s press secretary Kayleigh McEnany. “It’s been really refreshing to have briefings every day and to even know who the senior officials talking to Biden are, we were not getting that in any of the Trump years, especially in those waning days of the McEnany briefings,” Shepherd said during an appearance on CNN Sunday. Shepherd went on to liken the McEnany briefings to having “having a really bad ex-boyfriend.” “We were getting essentially abused by Kayleigh for so long, or at least she was calling us fake news and inciting her followers and followers of the president to not only harass us online but obviously go to deadly ends for some people with that threat,” Shepherd said. While Shepherd said she believed the frequent briefings are already a...
    Yahoo White House correspondent Brittany Shepherd compared former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany to a “bad ex-boyfriend” and said that President Joe Biden has a “blue wall” of staffers who stand between him and the press. Shepherd spoke with CNN’s Brian Stelter during a Sunday morning appearance on “Reliable Sources,” and she noted that Biden’s carefully controlled media availability was a stark departure from the approach of former President Donald Trump. (RELATED: This Is Why Nobody Believes The Media Anymore) WATCH: Shepherd began by saying that a return to daily — and less contentious — White House press briefings had been “refreshing,” likening McEnany to a “bad ex-boyfriend” and claiming that she had “essentially abused” reporters. She went on to clarify that simply showing up to daily briefings wasn’t enough, and that the Biden administration needed to be ready to take more tough questions. “This is a...
    (CNN)Something unusual is happening in Washington, DC: Media briefings, and lots of them. Real live briefings where the press gets to ask questions to the administration and spokespeople and senior officials actually answer them.Wednesday at the White House, press secretary Jen Psaki briefed the press after the Covid response team, led by scientists, delivered one of their three times per week sessions. At the State Department, spokesperson Ned Price briefed. And at the Pentagon, reporters got the chance to speak with the NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, the best title in government after President, from Brussels via a telephonic briefing.Joe LockhartActually, if you can manage to put the last four years out of your mind, it's not really that unusual to see this many briefings. Before Donald Trump, the White House, State Department and Department of Defense held regularly scheduled briefings. The Trump administration quickly moved away from this tradition...
    More On: joe biden McConnell blasts Biden Homeland pick Mayorkas for ‘major ethics issues’ Joe Biden will keep Trump administration’s UAE aluminum tariffs Biden to sign executive orders on immigration policy Bye Pillow! Twitter suspends My Pillow account after post from banned CEO ​The Biden White House press office has come under fire for reaching out to Capitol reporters to quiz them about the questions they’ll ask press secretary Jen Psaki during scheduled briefings, according to a report on Tuesday.​​ The practice rattled members of the White House press corps who expressed concerns that they could be seen as coordinating with political staffers and alerted the White House Correspondents’ Association, the Daily Beast reported.​ Reporters in a Zoom call last week pressed other correspondents to ​push back at the White House’s efforts to uncover the questions in advance or just ignore them, the report said.​ “While it’s a relief...
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has tried to find out questions from reporters before her press briefings, it emerged Tuesday. The attempts to probe for what she will be asked at the on-camera briefings caused such concern that it was raised at a private meeting of the White House Correspondents Association, the Daily Beast reported. Multiple sources said leaders of the White House Correspondents Association, a group dedicated to maintaining journalists' access to the executive branch of government, advised reporters to push back against any of these requests from Biden's press team or to not reply. White House reporters also expressed concern that the disclosure that Psaki's team were trying to find out what she would be asked could create the perception they are coordinating with the messaging political communication staff are trying to push for their bosses. There is no suggestion any reporters complied with the White House...
    President Joe Biden’s communications staff have made efforts to find out what reporters will ask White House press secretary Jen Psaki ahead of press briefings, according to a report from the Daily Beast. This has raised concerns from some members of the press and the issue was reportedly recently discussed during a recent informal White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) call, according to the publication. WHCA leaders reportedly told reporters present at the virtual meeting to either push back on or ignore inquires from the administration regarding this matter. The White House’s alleged efforts, though, “pissed off enough reporters for people to flag it for the [WHCA] for them to deal with it,” one source told the Daily Beast. “While it’s a relief to see briefings return, particularly with a commitment to factual information, the press can’t really do its job in the briefing room if the White House is picking and...
    White House reporters are riled up by President Biden's communications staff asking for a sneak peek into what questions they plan to ask during press secretary Jen Psaki's briefings. The issue came up during a White House Correspondents' Association video call on Friday. Print reporters were encouraged by WHCA leaders to push back against these requests, which were detailed in written communications and by sources who spoke with the Daily Beast. “While it’s a relief to see briefings return, particularly with a commitment to factual information, the press can't really do its job in the briefing room if the White House is picking and choosing the questions they want,” one White House correspondent said. “That's not really a free press at all." “It pissed off enough reporters for people to flag it for the [WHCA] to deal with it,” another source told the outlet. The Washington Examiner had reporters on...
    If you’re a reporter with a tough question for the White House press secretary, Joe Biden’s staff wouldn’t mind knowing about it in advance. According to three sources with knowledge of the matter, as well as written communications reviewed by The Daily Beast, the new president’s communications staff have already on occasion probed reporters to see what questions they plan on asking new White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki when called upon during briefings. The requests prompted concerns among the White House press corps, whose members, like many reporters, are sensitive to the perception that they are coordinating with political communications staffers. One reporter raised the issue during an informal White House Correspondents Association Zoom call last Friday. According to multiple sources, leaders at the meeting advised print reporters to push back against requests by the White House press team to learn of questions in advance, or simply to not...
    It was a scene that could have taken place five to 10 years ago. Susan Rice, along with Jen Psaki, led a White House briefing on the president’s steps to advance "racial justice and equity." RICE SAYS BIDEN WILL ADVANCE 'RACIAL JUSTICE AND EQUITY' Except the president is Joe Biden, not Barack Obama, and the year is 2021. White House Domestic Policy Adviser Susan Rice speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Rice, Obama’s ambassador to the United Nations and later national security adviser, is now the new president’s Domestic Policy Council director. And Psaki, the Obama White House communications director and State Department spokesperson, is now White House press secretary. "What this signifies is a return to expertise and a return to experience," emphasized Fox News contributor Mo Elleithee, the founding executive director of Georgetown...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki. REUTERS/Tom Brenner The White House will include an ASL interpreter at all press briefings moving forward. Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the move was an effort to be more inclusive and accessible. Last August, the National Association of the Deaf sued the Trump Administration for failing to provide an ASL interpreter. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced Monday that the Biden Administration's daily press briefings will include an American Sign Language interpreter as part of the team's accessibility and inclusion efforts. "The president is committed to building an America that is more inclusive, more just, and more accessible for every American," Psaki said at Monday's briefing. Howard A. Rosenblum, CEO of the National Association of the Deaf, told Insider that his organization was gratified to witness history in the making. "Deaf and hard of...
    (CNN)The Biden administration will have an American Sign Language interpreter at every White House briefing, press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday."As a part of this administration's accessibility and inclusion efforts, starting today we will have an ASL, an American Sign Language interpreter for our daily press briefings," Psaki said at Monday's briefing. "The President is committed to building an America that is more inclusive, more just and more accessible for every American, including Americans with disabilities and their families."The first interpreter was identified only as Heather and appeared virtually at the bottom of the screen while Psaki gave her remarks.The administration was praised for having the Pledge of Allegiance signed simultaneously with its recitation at the inauguration last Wednesday. Read MoreThe move set a different tone from the previous administration, which was sued in August by the National Association of the Deaf and five deaf Americans for not providing ASL...
    The White House announced on Monday that as of today they would be adding an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter to future daily press briefings. The announcement from White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki signifies the first time that an ASL interpreter will be present at the White House’s daily press briefings on a regular basis, according to The Hill. NEW: Press sec. Psaki announces there will be an ASL interpreter at daily White House press briefings. https://t.co/lUV4RYPGMO “The president is committed to building an America that is more inclusive, more just and more accessible for every American.” pic.twitter.com/rEb7OsC1e0 — ABC News (@ABC) January 25, 2021 “As a part of this administration’s accessibility and inclusion efforts, starting today, we will have an ASL – an American Sign Language interpreter – for our daily press briefings,” Psaki stated. (RELATED: Psaki Says Treasury Department Is Proceeding To Place Harriet Tubman On...
    White House press secretary Jen PsakiJen PsakiFive examples of media's sycophancy for Biden on inauguration week Disjointed vaccine distribution poses early test for Biden Calls grow for 9/11-style panel to probe Capitol attack MORE announced Monday that an American Sign Language interpreter will be a regular fixture at daily press briefings during the Biden administration. “As a part of this administration's accessibility and inclusion efforts, starting today, we will have an ASL — an American Sign Language interpreter — for our daily press briefings.” “The president is committed to building an America that is more inclusive, more just and more accessible for every American, including Americans with disabilities and their families,” she added. This is the first time a sign language interpreter will participate in White House’s press briefings on a daily basis. NEW: Press sec. Psaki announces there will be an ASL interpreter at daily White House press briefings. https://t.co/lUV4RYPGMO"The...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki says the Biden administration will provide public briefings on the coronavirus pandemic starting Wednesday. The briefings will feature public health officials. Psaki says they will occur three times a week and provide details on the government’s response to addressing the pandemic. That is a stark contrast to the Trump administration, which kept Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nations leading infectious-diseases expert, and other top health officials on a short leash, with the West Wing press shop tightly controlling Faucis media appearances and offering few public briefings as the virus raged in recent months. © Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
    WASHINGTON -- The Biden administration is adding a sign language interpreter to its daily press briefings.White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced the move during Monday's briefing, and an interpreter could be seen on the White House's YouTube stream of the event.Psaki said President Joe Biden "is committed to building an America that is more inclusive, more just and more accessible for every American, including Americans with disabilities and their families."It marks a shift from the Trump administration, which had only sporadic press briefings and didn't include an interpreter until late in President Donald Trump's term.Last August, the National Association of the Deaf joined five deaf individuals in suing Trump and press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, charging the failure to provide an interpreter undermined the ability of deaf and hard-of-hearing Americans to access key information about the coronavirus pandemic.The next month, a federal judge ordered the White House to include American...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is adding a sign language interpreter to its daily press briefings. White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced the move during Monday’s briefing, and an interpreter could be seen on the White House’s YouTube stream of the event. Psaki said President Joe Biden “is committed to building an America that is more inclusive, more just and more accessible for every American, including Americans with disabilities and their families.” It marks a shift from the Trump administration, which had only sporadic press briefings and didn’t include an interpreter until late in President Donald Trump’s term. Last August, the National Association of the Deaf joined five deaf individuals in suing Trump and press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, charging the failure to provide an interpreter undermined the ability of deaf and hard-of-hearing Americans to access key information about the coronavirus pandemic. The next month, a federal judge...
    New York (CNN Business)President Joe Biden wants to restore America's faith in its democracy. He's starting by repairing the government's broken relationship with the press, the reporters of truth responsible for holding politicians accountable.Former President Donald Trump and his administration were at war with facts. In his routine effort to spread falsehoods big and small, Trump labeled the press as "the enemy of the people," regularly riling up his supporters to attack the media, and avoiding facing the press at daily briefings — in one stretch, for nearly a year.In stark contrast, Biden made a concerted effort in his first moments in office to reset the White House's relationship with reporters. Biden referenced truth several times in his inaugural address Wednesday, and Press Secretary Jen Psaki held her first briefing just seven hours into the new presidency.The inaugural address"We must reject the culture where facts themselves are manipulated — and...
    CNN pundit-turned-White House press secretary Jen Psaki held her first press briefing on Wednesday and the mostly friendly questions were a stark contrast to the way media members treated the Trump administration's first event.   Psaki left CNN to take a gig as a senior adviser for the Biden-Harris transition team and was later named press secretary. The first question she faced was swiftly mocked as a "softball" on social media when Associated Press reporter Zeke Miller asked, "Do you see yourself--your primary role as promoting the interest of the president, or are you there to provide us the unvarnished truth so that we can share that with the American people?" PSAKI SAYS SHE WILL BRING 'TRUTH AND TRANSPARENCY BACK' DURING FIRST WHITE HOUSE PRESS BRIEFING Sean Spicer was peppered with tough questions, while the press took it easy on ex-CNN pundit Jen Psaki. (Getty Images/AP) Trump press secretaries...
    Incoming White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Wednesday that President Joe Biden’s administration would work to combat “misinformation” with the daily press briefings. “There are a number of ways to combat misinformation. One is accurate information and truth, and data, and sharing information even when it is hard to hear,” Psaki said. Psaki responded to a question from NBC’s Peter Alexander about the dangers of misinformation, citing the recent riots on Capitol Hill. He asked: The battle for truth may be as tough a fight right now as the battle against coronavirus. How do you and President Biden plan to combat misinformation that in many ways led to that assault that we witnessed two weeks ago today on the Capitol? “What we plan to do is not just return these daily briefings, but also to return briefings with our health officials and public health officials,” Psaki replied, noting that...
    (CNN)An American Sign Language interpreter who helped keep the deaf community informed during Covid-19 press briefings in Hawaii has died from the virus.Patty Sakal, 62, passed away on Friday morning at Alvarado Hospital Medical Center in La Mesa, California during a trip to visit family, her sister Lorna Mouton Riff told CNN. Her health rapidly declined after testing positive for the virus and she was unable to return home to Hawaii, Riff said.Sakal was a well-known advocate for the deaf community in Honolulu. A child to deaf parents, she was raised in the community and dedicated her life to offering interpreting services in her 40-year career, Riff said. Hawaii's statewide ASL interpreting service, Isle Interpret, described Sakal as a "beloved friend, mentor, and colleague" in a post to social media on Friday. "Our hearts go out to her three daughters whom she loved dearly, Aisha, Amanda, and Andrea, and her...
    ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to cancel all in-person press briefings going forward, citing revised CDC guidance and rising COVID-19 cases in the Empire State, The Post has learned.  The move comes nearly 10 months into the pandemic, after Cuomo conducted mainly in-person press conferences between March and June from the state Capitol Building in Albany. Recently he has held a mix of physical appearances as well as phone conference calls with reporters, providing updates on the state’s progress. “Since the beginning, we’ve talked about the important role the media has played in educating the public about this pandemic and hand in hand we worked with the Legislative Correspondents Association to decrease room density, put protections in place and ensure that ever-evolving health and safety protocols were being followed,” Cuomo senior adviser Rich Azzopardi told The Post. “Given the new stricter CDC guidelines released Friday and the reality...
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            by Mary Rose Corkery  Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be awarded the International Emmy Founder’s Award for his coronavirus daily briefings, a Friday press release said. Cuomo will get the award  “in recognition of his leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic and his masterful use of television to inform and calm people around the world,” an International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences press release said. Cuomo will receive the award during the live awards show Monday morning. “The Governor’s 111 daily briefings worked so well because he effectively created television shows, with characters, plot lines, and stories of success and failure,”  International Academy President & CEO, Bruce L. Paisner said, according to the press briefing. “People around the world tuned in to find out what was going on, and New York tough became a symbol of the determination to fight back,” Paisner continued, according to the press...
    By MARINA VILLENEUVE, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to soon receive an International Emmy award for his once-daily televised briefings on the coronavirus pandemic that killed tens of thousands of New Yorkers this spring. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, whose members include media and entertainment figures from over 60 countries and 500 companies, announced Friday it plans to present the award to the Democratic governor in a live-streamed show Monday. International Academy President & CEO Bruce L. Paisner said Cuomo is being honored with the academy's Founders Award for using his briefings to inform and calm the public. Previous recipients include former Vice President Al Gore, Oprah Winfrey, and director Steven Spielberg. "The governor’s 111 daily briefings worked so well because he effectively created television shows, with characters, plot lines, and stories of success and failure,” he said. “People...
    Fox News’ Bill Hemmer took some shots at the press questions to Joe Biden at his Monday press conference on the economy and the coronavirus. In particular, Hemmer picked up on some of the questions Biden was asked regarding his reaction to President Donald Trump’s tweets about the election and the delayed transition that former administration officials have flagged as concerning. “You’ve been watching what amounts to a bit of a lovefest here,” Hemmer said. He knocked the questions about what Biden is going to do about the delayed transition, whether he himself would get vaccines, and what he thought of the current president’s tweets. “If this is the case, those briefing rooms, gentlemen, will be very different the third week of January,” Hemmer added. You can watch above, via Fox News. Have a tip we should know? [email protected]
    Judge rules acting Homeland Security secretary appointment unlawful, which could have implications for DACA Trump appointees help outside effort to hunt for alleged voter fraud AP Poll: Notre Dame holds on to No. 2 spot after blowout of BC The top of the AP Top 25 poll remained unchanged after college football's highest-ranked programs were victorious on the weekend. © Maddie Meyer / Getty Images Sport / Getty Notre Dame remains the No. 2 team in the country after its blowout of Boston College. No. 1 Alabama and No. 3 Ohio State had their games canceled due to COVID-19 and No. 4 Clemson was off this week. Video: Michigan State coach Izzo is positive for COVID-19 (The Canadian Press) Michigan State coach Izzo is positive for COVID-19 The Canadian Press See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Chicago issues new restrictions amid...
    President-elect Joe Biden is apparently bringing back daily press briefings, a presidential tradition that diminished under President Trump's contentious relationship with the media. Biden is considering two women for press secretary, including Kate Bedingfield and Symone Sanders, who both have a close working relationship with the former vice president that strengthened throughout the course of his campaign, according to Politico. Bedingfield is reportedly being considered for White House communications director in addition to being press secretary, and both candidates have expressed interest in the role, according to people familiar with the matter. The Washington Examiner reached out to the Biden transition team for comment. Bedingfield served as deputy campaign manager in charge of campaign communications, and she has served as a longtime aide to Biden. Sanders was a senior adviser to the campaign, even when Biden was struggling in the crowded Democratic primary. Biden aides said that...
    The White House must have a sign language interpreter at White House coronavirus briefings starting Thursday, a federal judge ordered on Wednesday. “Defendants shall include a qualified ASL interpreter in the… feed for all White House coronavirus briefings,” DC District Court Judge James Boasberg ordered, according to CNN. An interpreter can be either physically near the individual speaking or within the  frame of a video if the interpreter is located elsewhere, per the report. If the White House chooses to use a remote interpreter, they must make the footage available in a way that “allows the networks to include the qualified ASL interpreter in their live broadcasts,” Boasberg ordered. The court ruled Sept. 9 that “closed captioning and transcripts may constitute a reasonable accommodation under some circumstances, but not here.” WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 23: President Donald Trump looks on as FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn addresses the media during a...
    A reporter with One America News Network announced the "formal launch" of a group meant to rival the White House Correspondents' Association. A press release on Thursday said OANN White House correspondent, Chanel Rion, created the National White House Correspondents Association in April after the WHCA board voted to bar OANN from the briefing rotation. She has been showing up to the White House press briefings anyway at the invitation of the White House. The NWHCA statement claims the WHCA "has maneuvered almost all balance and diversity out of the White House correspondents' pool and briefing room demonstrating daily that they consider America's free press the exclusive property of the "progressive" reformers of Washington." The organization is reviewing applications for admittance to the group, but only those who are invited to join can apply. "Moving forward, Rion’s NWHCA is seeking shared control of the White House briefing room and...
    White House Correspondents’ Association president Zeke Miller, of the Associated Press, told the Washington Post that it is “outrageous” that pro-Trump conspiracy sites The Gateway Pundit and Epoch Times are “invited” to press briefings, where they put everyone else “at risk.” Speaking with the Washington Post‘s Paul Farhi by email this week, Miller expressed his frustration and outrage at the Trump administration’s practices for the briefing room. The White House has brought both outlets into the room, and President Donald Trump has called on them for questions. Under social distancing restrictions, the press corps has been limited to 14 journalists at a time, with outlets rotating turns in the room. “Gateway Pundit and Epoch Times both jumped the line with the White House’s blessing starting on Thursday,” Farhi writes. “They joined conservative cable network One America News (OAN), whose correspondent was initially barred by the WHCA but has been...
    If President Donald Trump sounds like he’s mindlessly rattling off random facts and figures on a monotone voice while reading another script that sounds like the same script before, there’s a reason for that. The scripts have been almost identical on multiple occasions. The Recount showed a mash-up of several different videos of Trump reading the exact same words about the COVID-19 pandemic and the United States “conducting more tests than any other country in the world.” He also cites the exact same phrase for talking about the elderly dying of the coronavirus and how they can fast-track the vaccine for 100 million of the 330 million Americans in the United States. While Trump is quoted more frequently for his Q&A session of the press briefing, there’s a reason that the intro of the press conference has been ignored: it’s too similar to previous briefings. See the video from The...
    London (CNN Business)Boris Johnson is hiring, and he's looking to the White House for inspiration. On Wednesday, the UK Prime Minister put up a new job listing: A spokesperson to front a new daily televised press briefing, much like the White House press secretary. The briefings, which are expected to start in October, are a major shakeup to the traditional off-camera twice-daily gaggles London journalists are used to."You will represent the government and the Prime Minister to an audience of millions on a daily basis, across the main broadcast channels and social media, and have the chance to influence and shape public opinion," the job posting states. Trump abruptly ends briefing after being pressed over retweeting misinformationDuring the height of the first wave of the UK coronavirus pandemic, daily news briefings from Downing Street attracted the type of TV ratings that would make President Donald Trump jealous. Johnson wants to...
    Huntsville Humane Society hosting drive-thru event Charlize Theron Says She Had to Train 6 Weeks Longer Than Italian Job Male Co-Stars: Unfair Some worry that White House briefings are a broken tradition NEW YORK (AP) — A few times each week, reporters sit in the White House briefing room to fire questions at the Trump administration's press secretary as she stands at a podium to respond. © Provided by Associated Press White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany arrives to a press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) That visual, however, may be the only part of a time-honored government tradition that is familiar. Under Kayleigh McEnany, the White House press briefing has become a streamlined, full-throated advertisement for a president facing re-election, a venue for attacks on the media and a forum relatively light on information about what government is doing....
    President Trump has now done what his critics have been demanding, focusing squarely on the pandemic, offering a downbeat assessment and no longer insisting it will magically disappear. And he still got pounded for it. Now the return of the coronavirus briefings was hardly flawless. It had the feel of an intervention by presidential advisers who wanted to stop the political bleeding over Covid-19, with Trump reading from a prepared script before taking a few questions. In the past, when aides have pushed him onto the prompter, the president usually rebels within a day or two. He’ll revert back to his previous rhetoric in comments to a reporter or by firing off tweets. And that can’t be ruled out. But isn’t it a positive step for Trump, after many weeks of playing down the coronavirus, to say “it will probably, unfortunately, get worse before it gets better”? TRUMP RIPS DEMOCRATS...
    President Donald Trump will hold a press briefing at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evening. It’s the president’s second coronavirus briefing this week after his announcement that he would begin conducting such sessions regularly. Speaking about the pandemic at a relatively brief 30-minute session on Tuesday, Trump said of the virus, “It will probably unfortunately get worse before it gets better.” The president held briefings regularly during the onset of the pandemic in March and April, but discontinued the appearances after he was widely criticized for suggesting that “injecting” disinfectant might help Americans battle the coronavirus. Though he was speaking in reference to UV light, the comments were widely portrayed as including disinfectant products such as Lysol and Clorox. After three months of mostly allowing White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany to preside over the briefings, Trump said last week that he planning to return to a more active role, calling...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump is set to take the briefing room podium for another press conference, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. ET Wednesday, his second in as many days. Trump resumed the coronavirus briefings Tuesday after discontinuing them in April, when he declared them a waste of time. Tuesday's briefing, which came amid surging coronavirus cases and dropping poll numbers, was somber in tone and the President appeared to largely stick to his script. Fact check: At his first coronavirus briefing since April, Trump repeats a handful of classic false claims"We'll be doing these quite often. We're going to keep you abreast of this, and we'll also talk about some of the other topics like our economy, which is doing well," Trump said as he concluded Tuesday's briefing, which clocked in at around 30 minutes, significantly shorter than his wide-ranging briefings as the virus spread this spring. It's unclear whether any public...
    Fox News political analyst Brit Hume said Tuesday that the White House press corps appears to be trying to make the presidential coronavirus briefings more about the president and less about the coronavirus. Hume told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" that he senses a drastic shift in the conduct of the reporters compared to the years he spent as the White House correspondent for ABC News decades ago. He said that many times during such briefings -- as President Trump held one today after a long break -- he came away with questions he would have asked that were never posed to the president by the reporters in the room. "I don't know what story these reporters think they are covering but it isn't the coronavirus outbreak that they have been covering. What they are covering is Donald Trump and Donald Trump, to them, as someone whom I think is reasonably clear most reporters do not respect or admire,...
    President Trump on Tuesday is holding his first coronavirus press briefing since April as cases of COVID-19 surge toward the 4 million mark and as daily confirmed cases of the virus regularly reach more than 60,000 a day. The 5 p.m. ET briefing – which is not expected to be attended by any of the members of the White House coronavirus task force – also comes as the White House tries to reassure the American public that it has a grip on the pandemic despite the recent surge in cases. “He’s the right person to give the information to the American people," White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said. "And, boy, does he get the information to a lot of the American people during his briefings, as noted by the ratings.” Trump regularly made appearances in March and April during press briefings of the coronavirus task force that became must-see TV,...
    President Trump is expected to hold a press conference Tuesday as dozens of states and the District of Columbia experience a rise in coronavirus infections. The briefing is expected to be about the worsening crisis and comes the day after the president announced he would revive White House coronavirus task force briefings, which were a near-daily staple throughout much of March and into April before tapering off as White House events focused on resurrecting the ailing economy. The president told reporters in the Oval Office on Monday that the briefings were likely to resume Tuesday around 5 p.m., which he said is a "good slot" that drew lots of viewers. His press conference Tuesday is scheduled to be held at that time. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox How to watch President Trump's press conference today What: President Trump holds a press conference...
    President Donald Trump on Monday said he would resume coronavirus press briefings to address the flare-ups of coronavirus cases across the country. “We have had this big flare-up in Florida, Texas, a couple of other places,” Trump said but noted that the pandemic was “flaring up all over the place” in different parts of the world. Trump spoke to reporters after meeting with congressional Republican leaders to discuss government assistance for the struggle against the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The president said he would likely do a briefing at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, a time slot he previously used at the height of the coronavirus pandemic. “We had very successful briefings. I was doing them. We had a lot of people watching, record numbers watching; in the history of cable television, there’s never been anything like it,” Trump said. “We were doing very well.” Trump said there was a lot of...
    US President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 20, 2020.Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images President Donald Trump said that he will resume holding coronavirus press briefings at the White House, likely starting Tuesday, as a sharp rise in cases across the nation coincides with his declining poll numbers. Trump, speaking in the Oval Office, told reporters Monday that "we have had this big flare-up in Florida, Texas, a couple of other places," while maintaining that "a lot of the country is doing well" in its fight against the pandemic. "And so I think what we're going to do is, I'll get involved and we'll start doing briefings, whether it's this afternoon or tomorrow, probably tomorrow, and I'll do briefings," Trump said. The briefings from the coronavirus task force, once a near-daily occurrence, had been largely scrapped for nearly three months. While the task...
    Bradley Cortright July 20, 2020 0 Comments With the United States setting new records in terms of new daily coronavirus cases, President Donald Trump plans to restart his coronavirus press briefings. Speaking to reporters at the White House on Monday morning, Trump said he views the briefings as an effective vehicle for disseminating information about the coronavirus and that he plans to start holding them again as early as Tuesday. “I was doing them and we had a lot of people watching, record numbers watching in the history of cable television, and there’s never been anything like it,” Trump said, according to the White House pool report. “It’s a great way to get information out to the public as to where we are with the vaccines and the therapeutics … So I think we’ll start that probably starting tomorrow, I’ll do it at 5 o’clock like we were doing — we had a...
    PRESIDENT Donald Trump has announced that he will be bringing back coronavirus press briefings starting on Tuesday. Reuters reporter Steve Holland tweeted Monday morning: "President Trump says he is bringing back the coronavirus briefings, first one Tuesday ay 5pm." 1 Trump has announced that he will be bringing back coronavirus press briefings starting on TuesdayCredit: Reuters MOST READ IN NEWS‘SHOCKED BEYOND WORDS’Kardashian family ‘seriously concerned’ at Kanye's rally meltdownMISS BEHAVIOURTeacher ‘who had sex with 3 pupils caught after boys overheard bragging’GET OUT CLAUSEMaxwell 'likely to spill beans on Epstein’s pals to avoid dying in prison'DOORSTEP SLAUGHTER'FedEx' gunman kills son & wounds husband of judge assigned Epstein caseLatestJAB HOPESOxford's Covid vaccine is SAFE & can train immune system, human trial reveals'WE DID AN ALL-NIGHTER'Woman 'who vandalized Trump Tower BLM mural targets TWO MORE sites' More to follow... For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. The-sun.com is...
    President Donald Trump on Monday tweeted that former vice president Joe Biden, if he’s elected president, would get “no ratings,” and asked rhetorically if this was what Americans wanted in their POTUS, Yahoo News reported. In the tweet, which can be seen below, Trump shared a video, described by Yahoo News writer Dylan Stableford as “heavily edited,” that showed Biden at a campaign event, and is a compilation of some of the duller moments at the event. For example, the clip, in black and white, edited to look like old-timey movie reels, and with a ragtime soundtrack playing in the background shows Biden speaking before going quiet, then asking if an unidentified source was rain. Attendees look around and watch their phones while asking people outside to come in. Is this what you want for your President??? With no ratings, media will go down along with our great USA! https://t.co/dtJm3J2BPr...
    New York (CNN Business)The White House press secretary typically plays a key role in informing the public about the policies and positions of the President. The secretary's salary is funded by American taxpayers. But lately, press briefings held by White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany "have begun to look purely political," White House Correspondents' Association President Jonathan Karl told CNN's Brian Stelter on "Reliable Sources" Sunday. Karl's comments follow an op-ed he published Saturday in the Washington Post titled: "It's the duty of the White House press secretary to hold briefings. But not like this." He said Sunday he is advocating for changes to the briefings before his tenure heading the Correspondents' Association ends this week. The press secretary "has a job to inform the public by informing the reporters that the public uses to get information," said Karl, who has covered briefings under four presidents and 14 different press...
    ABC News White House correspondent and White House Correspondents Association President Jon Karl doubled down on his op-ed by tearing into White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Sunday. Karl joined Brian Stelter to discuss his Washington Post op-ed condemning McEnany for using her position to deny reality and act as an overt political operative for President Donald Trump. Karl explained on CNN that White House press briefings have deteriorated into “political events” when the White House press secretary is supposed to be a public servant who provides information about the president to the media. “Of course the press secretary serves at the pleasure of the president, but this is a different job,” Karl said. “She’s not the spokesperson for a campaign, she’s not the spokesperson for a political party, she’s the spokesperson for the executive branch of the federal government of the United States. It is a different...
    White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany may have resumed regularly scheduled press briefings, but ABC News correspondent Jon Karl argued Saturday that she's not conducting them the right way. Karl, who leads the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA), penned an op-ed in which he accused McEnany of giving partisan monologues and "denying reality" during press briefings. "The job is to inform the public: to be an intermediary between the president and a press corps the public relies on for information ... Denying reality and using the White House podium for purely political purposes is a violation of public trust," he wrote in The Washington Post. He added: "Briefings under the current press secretary rarely last 30 minutes -- which is short by traditional standards -- but routinely include opening and closing messages that more closely resemble the monologues of a partisan political talk show than a public official’s briefing." TIM GRAHAM: KAYLEIGH...
    A White House reporter who has attended multiple briefings this week tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the disease one step closer to the West Wing. As the New York Post reports, Jonathan Karl, president of the White House Correspondent’s Association, revealed the news in a letter on Friday. According to Karl, the reporter, whose name is not being released to protect his or her privacy, has been asymptomatic but came up positive during routine testing. While the individual didn’t hang out in the areas where the press is allowed to congregate, they did attend a White House press briefing on Monday and Wednesday. “The individual attended briefings on Monday 7/6 and Wednesday 7/8 afternoons and wore a mask the entire time they were on the White House complex,” Karl wrote. The individual wore a mask at both events and employees are now conducting contact tracing in order to determine...
    LONDON (AP) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says his government will introduce White House-style televised media briefings, in a shake-up to the traditional system of political communication. For years, political journalists have been briefed off-camera but on the record by the prime minister´s official spokespeople, who are civil servants rather than political appointees. The briefings usually take place twice a day, though during the U.K.´s coronavirus lockdown they have been held once a day by conference call. The government said Friday that it plans to replace the afternoon briefing with a televised event hosted by a professional broadcaster. The morning briefing will continue in the current format. The change will take effect later this year. Johnson told LBC radio that the government´s daily televised coronavirus news conferences had been a success. The briefings involving ministers and scientists were held daily between March and late June. “People have liked a...
    ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo wrapped up 111 consecutive days of coronavirus briefings Friday with a self-congratulatory address — with no reporters — from his State Capitol office that ended with a tribute to … himself. “Don’t worry — I’m not going anywhere,” Cuomo said from behind his desk in Albany. “I will still do what I do, we just don’t have to do it every day and that’s a good thing and let’s hope it stays that way.” Cuomo cheered the state’s fight against COVID-19, saying hospitalizations and infection rates were at all-time lows — while waxing poetic about love. “We showed that in the end, love does win. Love does conquer all — that no matter how dark the day, love brings the light,” he said. “That is what I will take from the past 111 days. And it inspires me and energizes me and excites me.”...
    ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo will officially end his daily coronavirus press briefings on Friday, after 111 consecutive days as the pandemic comes under greater containment. “These daily briefings, while fun, take a lot of time and I’m gonna finish the daily briefings on Friday, and then we will do briefings as necessary — as I’m sure they will often be necessary,” Cuomo said during his 109th briefing Wednesday. “But we’re gonna turn the page on the immediacy of this crisis. I hope people learn from what we accomplished here in New York. I hope people around the country look at New York and say, ‘how did they do that? How did they go from the worst situation in terms of transmission to the best? How did they do this?” The third-term Democrat praised declining COVID-19 hospitalizations and death counts as an affirming sign that the Empire State is...
    ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo will officially end his daily coronavirus press briefings on Friday, after 111 consecutive days as the pandemic comes under greater containment. “These daily briefings, while fun, take a lot of time and I’m gonna finish the daily briefings on Friday, and then we will do briefings as necessary — as I’m sure they will often be necessary,” Cuomo said during his 109th briefing Wednesday. “But we’re gonna turn the page on the immediacy of this crisis. I hope people learn from what we accomplished here in New York. I hope people around the country look at New York and say, ‘how did they do that? How did they go from the worst situation in terms of transmission to the best? How did they do this?” The third-term Democrat praised declining COVID-19 hospitalizations and death counts as an affirming sign that the Empire State is officially...
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he will stop holding his daily press briefings at the end of this week after delivering updates on the COVID-19 pandemic every day since March. “I’m gonna finish the daily briefings on Friday,” Cuomo said during his press briefing Wednesday. “Then we’ll do briefings as necessary. I’m sure they will often be necessary.” CUOMO SAYS NEW YORK WILL PASS 'MOST AGGRESSIVE' POLICE REFORMS IN THE COUNTRY Cuomo added: “But we’re going to turn the page on the immediacy of this crisis.” Cuomo has been delivering a daily press briefing, watched by millions of Americans, inside and outside New York, since the onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The state of New York became the epicenter of the pandemic in the United States. Cuomo’s briefings have been streamed online and, at times, carried live by major television networks. During the briefings, Cuomo would announce updates on...
    (CNN)You don't know what you've got till it's gone.The White House briefing has often been contentious, long-winded and stuffed with hot air — emitted by both spinning political flaks and grandstanding reporters. It was all a bit of a game. Presidents sent press secretaries to take heat so they didn't have to. Reporters knew a tense exchange could get them on the evening news and please their editor.But while most real Washington news seeps out from inside sources, briefings did have a purpose. Every day, a representative of the president had to justify his policies to Americans. It was a powerful way for administrations to talk to the world and an example to authoritarian states of how democratic values work.You'll notice we're using the past tense here.From the moment President Donald Trump sent Sean Spicer out to contradict visual evidence about his inaugural crowd, the briefing ceased to be a...
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