Hannity: Trump doesn’t need a White House press office
Fox News personality Sean Hannity on Monday said President-elect Donald Trump does not need press in the White House.
Hannity, a longtime Trump supporter, blasted the mainstream media during his interview with radio host Matt Boyle on Monday, arguing that journalists “colluded” with Hillary Clinton in order to help the Democratic nominee win the presidential election.
“It is the most underreported story out there,” Hannity said, as reported by Breitbart. “They’re not going to cover the fact that they themselves colluded with Clinton, helped Clinton, in some cases, gave questions to her or sought questions for Trump or for [Sen. Ted] Cruz through the [Democratic National Committee], John Harwood advising the Clinton campaign, moderating a debate. It’s pretty spectacular on Election Night that one of the moderators, Martha Raddatz, cried when Donald Trump had won the election.”
“I mean, they lie. They’re corrupt. They’re dishonest. They collude. They’re all in this hyperventilating mode about ‘fake news’ now, but they are fake news. That’s them. It’s now on display for the world to see,” Hannity added.
The Fox News host then questioned whether Trump should even have an press office in the White House.
“They’re done. I suggested the other day that if any of these organizations were involved in collusion with the Clinton campaign, why do they get a seat in the White House press office?” Hannity asked.
“Why does Donald Trump need a White House press office? He doesn’t. You know, you can have a pool person that’s standing by if, God forbid, there’s any bad news about the president that the country needs to know, but his own staff could tweet it out, for crying out loud,” he said.
Throughout his presidential campaign, Trump remained critical of the mainstream media, often blasting CNN and The New York Times for unfavorable coverage that he thought was unfair.
Last week, the president-elect held an off-the-record meeting with representatives from multiple TV networks that was described by sources to be a “firing squad,” with Trump raging against unfair coverage during the election cycle.
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