White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Wednesday slammed reporters covering his briefings “who want to become YouTube stars.”
“[They’ll] ask some snarky question that’s been asked eight times,” he said on “The Laura Ingraham Show,” according to Lifezette.
“We’ve allowed more access to a lot of folks who haven’t had it,” Spicer added of the White House’s press briefings.
“And the bottom line is that I think the mainstream media, who has had a stranglehold on deciding what information the American people got to see, is upset that more people, more voices are getting an opportunity to get involved in having their questions answered, to participate in our democracy.”
Sarah Reese Jones, publisher and managing editor of PoliticusUSA.com, on Wednesday blasted Spicer’s remark.
Jonathan Karl, ABC News’s chief White House correspondent, earlier Wednesday tweeted out his article listing more than 25 questions Spicer has left unanswered.
The New York Times on Tuesday reported that President Trump is mulling whether to limit White House press briefings to once a week.
Trump may also reportedly ask reporters to submit written questions rather than ask queries live at the briefings instead.
White House press corps members have repeatedly voiced frustration with Spicer for holding off-camera briefings rather than publicly broadcasting them.
CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta on Monday said on “CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin” that Spicer is becoming “just kind of useless” as Trump’s press secretary.