White House to Press Corps: President Will Take Questions ‘In the Near Future’
(CNSNews.com) - Pressed as to when President Barack Obama would once again take questions from White House reporters, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney replied “in the near future”.
During the White House Press Briefing on Nov. 9th, ABC White House Correspondent Jake Tapper asked Carney: “The president hasn’t given a press conference since June. Do you plan on changing that or is that how it’s going to be in the second term?”
Carney replied, “Look, the president will, I'm sure, be taking your questions in the near future, the president answered questions of many, many reporters including from your news organization…”
Reporters then interrupted Carney, saying the interviews were not conducted by members of the White House press corps. Carney reassured the reporters, “He will be taking questions from the White House press corps, I can assure you.”
Earlier in the day President Barack Obama gave remarks in the East Room about working with Republicans on deficit reduction, but the event was not open for questions from the press.