White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham is willing to consider bringing back the daily White House press briefings, a tradition in prior administrations.
In an interview with Sinclair’s Eric Bolling, her first since becoming press secretary, Grisham said of restoring the daily briefings, “We’re going to talk about it. That’ll be ultimately up to the president.”
Grisham went on to question whether bringing them back was necessary, saying that, “The president’s also — he’s so accessible, so right now I think that’s good enough.”
Grisham replaced Sarah Huckabee Sanders as press secretary in June, when Sanders announced she would be departing the role.
Before announcing her departure, Sanders had not held a press briefing since March, although she had been mulling the idea of no longer holding them since January.
At the time, President Trump came to Sanders defense in a tweet.
“The reason Sarah Sanders does not go to the ‘podium’ much anymore is that the press covers her so rudely & inaccurately, in particular certain members of the press,” he wrote.
“I told her not to bother, the word gets out anyway! Most will never cover us fairly & hence, the term, Fake News!”
Following news of Sanders’ departure, however, the New York Times reported that White House officials were considering whether to reinstate the daily briefings.