Priebus: Talk of moving press 'getting out of whack'

Priebus: Talk of moving press 'getting out of whack'
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Reince Priebus, President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpCensus Bureau spends millions on ad campaign to mitigate fears on excluded citizenship question Bloomberg campaign: Primary is two-way race with Sanders Democratic senator meets with Iranian foreign minister MORE’s soon-to-be chief of staff, said Sunday that discussions about barring the press from the White House are "getting way out of whack."

“Some of this, I think, is getting way out of whack,” Preibus told ABC’s “This Week.” "And I think people should be encouraged that there are so many people in the press that want to participate.”

Esquire reported Saturday that the incoming administration is considering removing the press from the White House.


But Priebus said discussions had centered on moving the “initial press conferences” to the Executive Office Building, which is next to the White House.

“So no one is moving out of the White House,” he said. “That is the White House, where you can fit four times the amount of people in the press conference, allowing more press, more coverage from all over the country to have those press conferences. That's what we're talking about."

Priebus added on NBC's "Meet the Press" that the discussions are focused on "press briefings" as opposed to removing reporters from the White House.

"This is about quadrupling the amount of reporters who can cover our press conference," Priebus said.