The fake news media has been whispering about Sarah Huckabee Sanders for months.
Journalists questioned if something was wrong.
And then Trump revealed a secret about Sanders that no one could believe.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders last held an on-camera press briefing on December 18.
The fake news complained because the lack of briefings deprived cable and network news correspondents the opportunity to shout at Sanders and argue with her in order to create viral content for their outlets to promote on air and social media.
Journalists dressed these complaints up in the framing that the Trump administration was not doing enough to inform the public.
But President Trump constantly answers questions from fake news reporters and routinely tweets out his administration’s response to the story of the day.
Trump finally revealed why Sanders didn’t hold the press briefings anymore: the President told her they were a waste of time since the fake news inaccurately and rudely covered them.
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. I told her not to bother, the word gets out anyway! Most will never cover us fairly & hence, the term, Fake News!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 22, 2019
The media will claim this is Trump “declaring war” on the press.
In reality, Trump is making more valuable use of his staff time.
There is no reason for Sanders to appear on camera so reporters like CNN’s Jim Acosta can heckle her in order to create viral moments for members of the #Resistance to share on social media.
But the media thinks everything is about them so expect a bunch of huffing and puffing on cable news.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.