by Pamela Williams
This is one of the things I like most about President-elect Donald Trump, he is a man who institutes change. Change keeps things moving with the times and is never boring. Change is the inevitable of life, and we can always count on change. So President-elect Trump excites me, as he will never allow stagnation in this Country again. I think the only kind of change we have witnessed in this Country for so long has been negative and alarming to the American people. We now can be excited at the prospect of change under our new incoming President.
The White House Press Corp is concerned that the change it foresees is anything but exciting. They are stunned by reports of a proposal by the Trump administration to eject reporters from their home in the West Wing. This is a move that, if carried out, would uproot decades of established protocol whereby journalists are allowed to work in the White House close to senior officials. I am sure they are sweating it right now, as the Trump Administration contemplates new ideas for Press protocol. Yet, Trump has the right to implement new changes to the old guard, as the old guard has not worked so well for those who voted for Trump. He knows this, and he is experiencing the same as We The People.
He had a run-in with CNN and online BUZZFEED NEWS for running with an unverified report of salacious news against Trump. They messed up, and they are now paying the price. This news was totally a hoax, and no one in the string of handlers bothered to verify it to be true. Who could blame President-elect for wanting to turn over a new leaf at the While House press briefings.
Mr. Trump’s communications team has pledged to shake up the status quo, inviting nontraditional journalists, including talk radio hosts and conservative bloggers, to the West Wing and prohibiting television coverage of daily press briefings, an idea that is supported by some former press secretaries of both political parties.
Sean Spicer, the incoming White House press secretary, issued a statement on Sunday that did not address the issue of a dedicated work space. “While no decisions have been made, there is enormous interest in covering Donald Trump,” he wrote. “The current briefing room only has 49 seats, so we have looked at rooms within the White House to conduct briefings that have additional capacity.”
In a two-hour meeting on Sunday, Mr. Mason told Mr. Spicer that it would be “unacceptable” to evict reporters from their work space. Mr. Spicer did not appear to disavow such a plan, only agreeing to discuss any changes ahead of time. “We object strenuously to any move that would shield the president and his advisers from the scrutiny of an on-site White House press corps,” Mr. Mason wrote in an email.
Pence says tremendous interest in covering new administration
Chief of staff says current briefing room will be overwhelmed
The incoming Trump administration is considering moving White House press briefings out of the West Wing to accommodate more than the “Washington media elite,” President-elect Donald Trump’s press secretary said.
“This is about greater accessibility, more people in the process,” Sean Spicer said Sunday on Fox News Channel’s “Media Buzz.” Involving more people, including bloggers and others who aren’t from the mainstream media, “should be seen as a welcome change,” he said.
Spicer and other Trump officials said no decisions had been made.
Their comments followed a report Saturday by Esquire, citing unidentified officials from the transition team, that the new administration may move the press corps out of the main White House building altogether because of antagonism between Trump and the media.
Any change would be made for logistical reasons, in response to heavy demand from media organizations, Vice President-elect Mike Pence said Sunday.
In conclusion, many conservative bloggers may find themselves being able to report on President-elect Trump from the WH Briefing room. These are definitely exciting times we are living in, and there will not be a boring moment on the Trump Train.