Trump administration may replace regular press conferences with ‘Facebook town halls’ … or TwitterPosted: 2016-12-30
Trump press hack Sean Spicer, who continues to prove he got his job by being the most comically reliable toady in his benefactor’s gilded little swamp, continues to ratchet down expectations as to whether our next (cough) president will bother to speak to the nation’s press at all. Trump’s a low-energy guy, after all, he just doesn’t have the stamina to answer questions. He doesn’t even have the stamina to make press hack Sean Spicer answer questions.
So Sean says it’s still unclear whether or not a Trump White House would even bother having regular press meetings.
“Yeah, that’s a good question, because I think the thing that you’ve seen with Donald Trump is that he doesn’t, he doesn’t look to the past and say I’ve got to conform to these precedents. He figures out what’s the best way. And so maybe we do, you know, a series of press conferences, but maybe we do some town hall, you know, Facebook town halls. Maybe we go out and solicit input from Twitter. I don’t, I mean, the answer is we’re looking at a lot of things.”
Yes, that’s how to really turn any tough situation around: solicit input from Twitter. Who the hell needs to answer basic questions about what the policies or actions of the new administration when, alternatively, you could not answer those and instead host a series of Facebook town halls or Twitter idea-tossing with users like WhiteGenocide or guys with cartoon frogs as avatars.
But no, Sean then declared, “business as usual is over.” The media-obsessed Trump doesn’t need the “liberal” media anymore. Sean also says his boss is “not afraid of anybody” in media, which is an odd thing to say about the man who hasn’t had a press conference since last July. Trump seems to be afraid of everybody in the media who doesn’t have their own Fox News show. He gets completely unhinged by tough questioning. His response to the debates was to melt down at the first moderator to ask him a question he didn’t like, a meltdown which continued throughout the rest of the campaign.
So Sean will be protecting his boss from the scary media, lest our Pumpkinführer melt down entirely. Maybe he’ll give interviews to a few Russian outlets and call it done?