The White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, spoke to reporters about the daily press. The White House reeled on Tuesday from a messy 24 hours, bombshell scoops lifting serious questions about President Trump’s behavior in the Oval Office, the administration and its surrogates that settled on a direct message: Blame the press.
“National security due to this leak is at risk and will be more by leaks like this,” Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, the national security adviser, told reporters at the White House on Tuesday. He did not mention Mr. Trump’s disclosure of intelligence to Russian leaders, but referred to the government officials who acted as sources for The Washington Post’s scoop.
Battling with journalists is a common tactic of the Trump White House. However, this week it has heightened and aides to the president as well as their supporters shifting focus on questions about using confidential sources and new media credibility, away from Mr. Trump’s behavior and concerns.
The Fox News host, Sean Hannity speaks with Mr. Trump frequently and she also floated the chances of press daily briefing where journalists need to submit questions written before the time of the interview. In fact, another adviser, Newt Gingrich told Poilitico the White House should close the press briefing room in the White House.
There is now tow teams, one who express outrage at Mr. Trump’s actions, and the other expressing outrage at the reporting that revealed the actions of Mr. Trump’s that has created a distinction and is becoming stark in the realm of cable news.