I think the notion that policy would be done based on the fact that press briefings were held is quite silly. I also think that in this day and age, with a president who has — so unorthodox in politics and has really rewritten the rules of politics. He talks to the American people via Twitter every single day and he talks to the press constantly during the week, constantly. Press briefings should be in the absence of the president and the president is just not absent. And I would say to those former press secretaries — White House press secretaries — they know this to be true: This president has probably spoken directly to the press more than all their bosses combined.
January 13, 2020 at 4:48 PM EST