In an interview with Fox News Tuesday, White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley defended Sanders" decision to conduct less frequent hearings, saying, "She will come back when she finds a reason to do that, because so often, so amusing, because the media often tell us when Sarah Sanders stands.at the podium, "Why can't we hear from the president?"
"While other avenues exist to obtain information, the robust, public back and forth we've come to expect in the James A. Brady briefing room helps highlight that no one in a healthy republic is above being questioned", he added.
President Trump says he directed White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders not to bother with the traditional briefing of reporters anymore. "Because they know a little word called "loyalty, '" Trump told Ryan, according to an excerpt of Sims" book "Team of Vipers", published Monday in the Washington Post.
President Trump watched on television, increasingly angry, as House Speaker Paul D. Ryan criticized his handling of the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. Trump wrote. "Most will never cover us fairly & hence, the term, Fake News!"
Trump's tweet came shortly after White House spokesman Hogan Gidley was asked about the subject during a live interview on Fox News.
Hannity and Sanders both yucked it up about members of the Millennial Generation, who Hannity said are anxious the world is going to end in 12 years if something isn't done about climate change. Sanders held two briefings in October, and one each in November and December, respectively.
Sanders said the president is more focused on what is happening "in the world right now" instead of securing the United States for the future.
"Sarah Sanders will absolutely be back at this podium talking to the press and delivering the message to the American people", Gidley said.
"It's kind of ridiculous".
Spicer said he believes Trump has engaged with the press more often than previous presidents, through press sprays and gaggles, but he also said there is a objective to the press briefings that has been lost on many reporters.