Sarah Sanders: Not White House’s Job to Make Stars of CNN Wannabes

By Michael W. Chapman | January 23, 2019 | 1:35pm EST
White House Press Secretary
Sarah Sanders. (Getty Images)

When asked about President Donald Trump's tweet that there are fewer White House press briefings now because the liberal media are rude and inaccurate -- "Fake News!" -- Press Secretary Sarah Sanders stressed that it is the White House's job to get factual information to the American people and not to make "stars out of people" who want to be CNN contributors.

On the Jan. 23 edition of Fox & Friends, Sanders said, “I take questions from reporters every single day. The idea that this White House isn’t accessible to the press is absolutely laughable. I’ve done over 100 briefings, answered thousands of questions from members of the press."

She continued, “I stopped last night after I finished an interview where I took questions, more questions from a gaggle of reporters standing right outside the building behind me. I’m sure I will do that again here in a few minutes. The president takes questions nearly every single day from reporters. And we’re on call almost 24 hours a day.”

“I talked to reporters on my way in to work this morning," said Sanders. "The idea that we’re not answering questions is absolutely absurd."

Co-host Brian Kilmeade then asked, “But no more briefings?”

"Look, we’ll see what happens," said Sanders. "As the president said yesterday, he doesn’t like the decorum in the White House."

"We’re in the business of getting information to the American people, not making stars out of people that want to become contributors on CNN, and that is a lot of times what we see take place in the briefing room," she said. 


“We’re more than happy to take questions," said the press secretary. "But we think there should be a certain level of decorum and a certain level of honesty and responsibility that comes with that.”

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