A book party became a bipartisan bash as political polar opposites and media bigwigs gathered to celebrate Greta Van Susteren’s latest, “Everything You Need to Know About Social Media (Without Having to Call a Kid).”
“It’s a pretty bipartisan room, a pretty interesting crowd,” Van Susteren exclaimed to ITK at the Monday night soiree at The Jefferson Hotel in Washington. Among those spotted at the event: former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, Sen. John BarrassoJohn Anthony BarrassoSenate appears poised to advance first Native American to lead National Park Service Sunday shows preview: Senate votes to raise debt ceiling; Facebook whistleblower blasts company during testimony The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - After high drama, Senate lifts debt limit MORE (R-Wyo.), CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, and Fox News’s Jennifer Griffin.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharFacebook tells employees to preserve records amid global inquiries Paid family leave proposal at risk Top Arizona elections official says violent threats fueling worker turnover MORE (D-Minn.) were eyed sharing a few words during the fete hosted by media consultant Tammy Haddad, Constance Milstein and Anita McBride.
Van Susteren, the rare alum of all three top cable news networks — CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC — was spotted pushing Roberta McCain’s wheelchair around the private party room.
The 105-year-old mom of Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMcCain blasts Graham for refuting funeral remark about Kushner, Ivanka Trump Flake, Cindy McCain among latest Biden ambassadors confirmed after delay Meghan McCain to Trump: 'Thanks for the publicity' MORE (R-Ariz.) also doubles as Van Susteren’s coffee date.
“I’ve had coffee with her every Sunday since 2004,” Van Susteren said.
While the publisher touts her new book as “the most practical, thorough, and reader-friendly guide around to living well on social media,” Van Susteren said there’s at least one notable figure in Washington who might not need to dash to the bookstore.
“Frankly I don’t think [President Trump] needs any lessons from us on how to use social media, he’s been very effective with it,” Van Susteren said when asked if the Twitter-loving commander in chief might benefit from her book.
“I might give him a lesson in manners,” Van Susteren added, “but I would certainly not tell him how to use social media because he used social media effectively to become president of the United States.”
Also eyed at Van Susteren’s shindig: CNN Washington bureau chief Sam Feist, power lawyer Bob Barnett, lawyer and Van Susteren’s husband John Coale, ABC’s Rick Klein, FP1 Strategies’s Lauren Zelt, WRC-TV and FreshFM's Tommy McFly, Betsy Fischer Martin, Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen, Fox News Radio’s Jon Decker and lobbyist Heather Podesta.