“This is an unprecedented streak of silence for the President of the United States,” CNN Chief Media Correspondent Brian Stelter stated on “Reliable Sources” Sunday.
Press briefings have “basically disappeared from the White House and from key government agencies,” he added.
Although not unusual for Trump’s press secretaries to take lengthy breaks from assembly with the White House press corps, Trump himself had remained engaged with reporters all through his presidency, typically speaking to them on the White House garden on his solution to the Marine One helicopter. But since November 3, Trump has been sticking to his acquainted Twitter feed to talk to the general public.
“It’s a broader effort throughout the entire government,” stated CNN White House Correspondent Kaitlan Collins on “Reliable Sources” Sunday.
“Officials are refusing to either comment on this or put themselves in a situation where they know they would be asked about this right off the bat from reporters,” Collins stated.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany confirmed as much as a press briefing on Friday, her first one in seven weeks. At the tip, she refused to take a query from Collins, calling her an “activist.”
Collins stated McEnany’s feedback did not shock her.
“The sad state of affairs is it didn’t faze me or the other reporters in the room that much, I don’t think, because we have seen something like that that time and time again,” Collins instructed Stelter.