In today press briefing, Sean Spicer left reporters loudly objecting as he left the room without taking a single question.
White House budget director Mick Mulvaney and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly both spoke to the media about the budget deal, but once they finished speaking, Spicer left the briefing room along with the other men without addressing the press pool.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) May 2, 2017
In the video, cries of “Sean!” can be heard from the entire pool of disgruntled reporters.
Per The Hill:
Administration officials routinely attend White House press briefings to speak to reporters about policy topics, but it’s unusual for the press secretary to not take questions afterward.
Aside from the budget, reporters were concerned with the content of Trump’s call this morning with Russian President Vladimir Putin. While Spicer’s overall lack of transparency is not all that surprising, what is surprising is that he would do nothing to assuage the concerns of the American people over this particular issue. The President is currently under FBI investigation for possibly colluding with Russian officials to influence the outcome of the U.S. election.
The Trump Administration’s continued secrecy is not helping ameliorate his untrustworthy and dishonest image, especially since the majority of Americans believe that there was Russian interference in our election. Spicer may be able to dodge reporters, but the truth of Trump’s treasonous activities will be revealed whether he cooperates or not.
Brian Tyler Cohen is a political writer, actor, and comedy sketch director. He graduated from Lehigh University with a dual degree in English and Business. He currently lives in Los Angeles.