Sean Spicer on goals as the new White House press secretary
Incoming White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told Fox News Thursday that President-elect Donald Trump would use social media as a “direct pipeline” to communicate with the American people.
Spicer, who was announced as press secretary earlier Thursday, told “The Kelly File” in an exclusive interview that Trump was unique among politicians because “he’s not having to put everything through the filter of the mainstream media.”
It is absolutely fascinating and it makes every day, every hour just unbelievable," Spicer told host Sandra Smith. “Because you know you’re having that conversation with the American people and they can have it back with him.”
Spicer said he believed the Trump administration would still hold daily press briefings, despite occasional suggestions otherwise. However, he left open the possibility that they would exist in a modified form.
Personally, I’d rather see a combative press conference than the US heading in the direction of a social media account that begins, 'today’s words from dear leader." The battle vs. biased media is part of the job of the oval office.