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Hannity calls for White House control of media at press briefings

Victoria Sarno Jordan

Fox News host Sean Hannity is urging the Trump administration to “restructure” the daily White House press briefings and restrict the topics raised by reporters.

“First, the White House press team should regularly develop a list of the top and most important 15, 20, 25 issues of the day,” Hannity said late Monday.

“Next, the media, well, they should be able to submit questions about these issues in writing, give the White House time to respond with clarity and specificity, and if Sean Spicer then wants to take a couple of questions from the briefing room podium, that’s fine. But only on those specific topics.”

{mosads}”You, the American people, would be better served,” Hannity added. 

Hannity suggested that White House press secretary Sean Spicer could choose whether or not to respond to written questions that deviate from a list of pre-approved topics.

Just last week, Hannity suggested doing away with the press briefings entirely.

“Why waste the energy trying to appease people who obviously hate his guts and want to destroy him?” Hannity asked viewers.

The Fox News host said Trump should just “tweet out his accomplishments instead.”

President Trump has signaled he may take Hannity’s advice.

Last Friday, Trump tweeted that he may “cancel” the longstanding tradition.

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