Trump Threatens To Cancel Press Briefings 'For The Sake Of Accuracy'

The White House also issued a timeline claiming how Trump lost confidence in Comey over the course of the last several months.

At first, the administration said that Mr Rosenstein "made the recommendation, the president made a swift and decisive action and let Comey go". "We just don't have them".

Earlier Friday, Trump tweeted that "it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with ideal accuracy" and that "the best thing to do" might be to cancel future press briefings in favor of hand-written responses.

The White House has claimed Trump fired Comey because he lost the confidence of rank-and-file Federal Bureau of Investigation employees and because of a Tuesday recommendation from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to fire Comey over his handling of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's email probe.

"You have a level of hostility that's incredible and it's very unfair", said Trump.

Spicer then granted the press ten minutes of his time, which was described as a series of mood swings between "light-hearted asides and clear frustration" and sounds like a typical Spicey press briefing, only surrounded by greenery.

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Trump would not directly answer questions about whether Spicer, who was out two days because of Naval Reserve duty, would remain in his job.

He added that Spicer is a nice man 'but he gets beat up'.

The White House Correspondents Association released a statement, declaring that ending the daily briefing "would reduce accountability, transparency, and the opportunity for Americans to see that, in the US system, no political figure is above being questioned", Forbes reported.

On Friday morning, as President Trump faced withering scrutiny for his decision to fire the FBI director while his campaign is under FBI investigation, Trump took to Twitter to reiterate the talking point he deploys whenever the topic of his campaign's possible collusion with Russian Federation comes up.

"It was a quick-moving process", she said. "Unless I have them every two weeks and I do it myself".

In a freakish interview taped hours after he introduced the idea of scrapping the press briefing altogether, Trump said he was serious about the possibility to "just don't have them".

  • Carlos Nash