White House press secretary Sean Spicer points to a members of the media as he answers questions during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, June 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President’s media strategy creating friction in briefing room
NEW YORK — White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s briefing with reporters created friction on Monday, with CNN’s Jim Acosta interrupting President Donald Trump’s chief spokesman to demand he explain why television cameras were ordered off.
Spicer said the White House will have a mix of different ways to deal with media questions.
Spicer also met Monday with the White House Correspondents Association, which has expressed concerns about dwindling opportunities to question the new administration in open, free-wheeling formats.
The White House has appeared to adopt a communications strategy of dealing primarily with its base of supporters. Trump had two interviews in the past week with the Fox News Channel morning show “Fox & Friends.”