Sarah Westwood, White House correspondent at the Washington Examiner, joins Mary Katharine Ham in studio to give some insight into the White House briefing room and media groupthink. They recap Trump’s attack of the media in Thursday’s press conference and how he addressed the few policy questions that were asked.
“I think the press underestimates how little they are liked and trusted, and how much people enjoy watching them get a little bit of their own medicine,” Ham said.
Westwood explained how Sean Spicer has broken press conference protocol and why members of the media are upset. “It’s had the effect of changing up the kinds of questions we see in the briefing room, which is whatever the trending topic is that day,” she said.