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 BarrassoOvernight Energy & Environment — League of Conservation Voters — Climate summit chief says US needs to 'show progress' on environment Manchin, Barrasso announce bill to revegetate forests after devastating fires Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by the League of Conservation Voters — EPA finalizing rule cutting HFCs MORE (R-Wyo.), CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, and Fox News’s Jennifer Griffin.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — Officials want action on cyberattacks Senate panel advances antitrust bill that eyes Google, Facebook This week: Democrats face mounting headaches 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 McCainWhoopi Goldberg signs four-year deal with ABC to stay on 'The View' Collins to endorse LePage in Maine governor comeback bid Meghan McCain: Country has not 'healed' from Trump under Biden 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.