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President Donald Trump on Thursday suggested replacing briefings with press secretary Sean Spicer with "handouts" for media. (Image: Donkey Hotey/flickr/cc)

Because Accuracy 'Not Possible,' Trump Threatens to Halt Daily WH Briefings

President threatens to cancel press briefings after a day of conflicting reports from the White House

Deirdre Fulton

As the Trump administration continues to go off the rails, President Donald Trump on Friday morning threatened to "cancel all future 'press briefings'" after once again berating the so-called "Fake Media" and saying the expectation of accuracy from the White House was unrealistic.

The president's tweets about the press came after a day of tough reporting on his conflicting justifications for firing FBI director James Comey, and just ahead of a post threatening Comey.

Given Trump's previous animus toward the media, the tirade engendered predictable pushback from those unwilling to let the president threaten the fourth estate.


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