CNN correspondent Jim Acosta blasted the White House on Monday for holding an off-camera press conference that news outlets were not permitted to record.
Speaking to CNN’s Brooke Baldwin after the briefing, Acosta lashed out at press secretary Sean Spicer, and questioned why he and other reporters bothered attending in the first place.
“The White House press secretary is getting to a point, Brooke, where he’s just kind of useless,” Acosta said. “If he can’t come out and answer the questions, and they’re just not going to do this on camera or audio, why are we even having these briefings or these gaggles in the first place?”
Acosta pointed to multiple recent instances in which Spicer has declined to answer questions about President Donald Trump’s position on climate change, leading Baldwin to wonder aloud if Spicer is even having conversations with the president about the subject.
“It’s a really good question, Brooke, and it’s a question that I would ask, but unfortunately at this White House we wouldn’t have the video or audio to show you the answer to that question because of the stonewalling we’re getting over here,” Acosta said.
Acosta then linked Monday’s off-camera press briefing to Trump’s reluctance to hold press conferences …read more
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