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President's media strategy creating friction

27 June 2017

"Why are the cameras off, Sean?" he asked repeatedly and out of turn. Can you just give us an answer to that?' he asked. "Why don't we turn the cameras on?" Why are they off?'

"We believe strongly that Americans should be able to watch and listen to senior government officials face questions from an independent news media, in keeping with the principles of the First Amendment and the need for transparency at the highest levels of government", Jeff Mason, president of the White House Correspondents Association told members of the organization Friday.

When a reporter noted there had been a "drastic shift" in the briefings starting around the time of Trump's foreign trip in late May, Spicer said "We'll continue to mix things up".

Acosta's pushing inspired other reporters, including American Urban Radio Network's April Ryan, a CNN contributor, to jump in.

"It's a legitimate question, Sean". 'It's a legit question, ' Acosta parroted.

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"Why are the cameras off, Sean?" "Is that a new normal that we would expect?"

Yingst asked Spicer to clear the air so they could move on and explain why the White House was being so secretive.

"Can we get this out of the way?" Yingst asked the press secretary to address the issue.

Spicer shot back: 'Yes, some days it will happen, some days it won't. "I want the president's voice to carry the day".

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White House press secretary Sean Spicer during a briefing on Monday. This past week, he gave interviews to Ainsley Earhardt and Pete Hegseth of "Fox & Friends", a talk show so friendly to the president that CNN media reporter Brian Stelter described it as a Trump "infomercial".

Once, the White House did both an off-camera gaggle and an on-camera briefing, every day, but the Bush administration eliminated the morning gaggle.

A report in Politico last month had detailed a strategy to keep Spicer off camera following the president's trip overseas that seems to have taken hold.

This matters. Not only is it it a break with long-held tradition, it's also an attempt by the Trump White House to kill off the daily briefing - or, at least, fundamentally weaken its relevance - through benign neglect. Audio from the briefing was embargoed until the event had ended. Past administrations have occasionally offered up an off-camera press gaggle here and there but nothing anywhere close to what this White House is now doing.

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President's media strategy creating friction