According to the Associated Press, “Trump departed New York Thursday morning, breaking protocol by not bringing journalists in his motorcade or on his plane to document his historic visit to the White House.”
The journalists were still allowed to cover the event; White House Correspondents Association president Jeff Mason had actually extended a personal invitation to them.
So what is the “White House press corps”: The White House press corps is the group of journalists or correspondents usually stationed at the White House in Washington, D.C., to cover the President of the United States, White House events, and news briefings. Their offices are located in the West Wing. To learn more go here.
Who was the first President that allowed the Press Corps? Lincoln. He did this to use the media to his advantage. Presidents allow the press in the White House but they can tell them to go pound sand. Not a smart move but the press gets access only because the President allows it.
Did Trump do anything wrong? Donald Trump did not break any laws here. No law requires him to ferry a team of journalists around with him everywhere he goes.
Former Presidents have traditionally done this, but only as a courtesy. As far as courtesy goes, the liberal media has a long way to go before it earns that.
CNN spent the political campaign trashing Donald Trump while ignoring much of Hillary Clinton’s scandals, earning them the nickname ‘Clinton News Network.’
So what is the problem? CNN is mad they are getting the cold shoulder. They seem to forgotten when FOX news was blown off by the Obama Adm. because of their reporting. Feel the burn liberal/social media.
Here’s a video clip of their temper tantrum.