Scheduled for 3:30 pm ET.
Answer: A little bit of fun needling and plenty of praise.
It’s such a disappointment. It has become impossible to watch late night TV, particularly Saturday Night Live, which spends half the show going after Trump, and not particularly cleverly.
This segment of a game show hosted by actress Jessica Chastain this past Saturday seemed a new low point to me.
I don’t why I would submit to being lectured about morality and politics by people who feel qualified to do so merely because they are on TV and in the movies and are paid extraordinarily well. A few actors do spend serious time trying to understand issues. But no more than a few, I’m sure. Not to mention it’s an industry that has tolerated and covered up rampant sexual abuse of women.
If only average Americans who will see a bump in their paychecks next year and are benefitting from the soaring economy and stock market could have such a platform.
I don’t particularly like that White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders spends so little time taking questions. Many of her briefings last less than 20 minutes.
Now, it’s not clear to me that she provides much less information than other press secretaries, who meandered around saying nothing for 45 minutes. What’s more, President Trump himself has been far more available to reporters than some of his predecessors, taking questions before or after events and even while walking to his helicopter.
But Sanders should give the press more time, there’s no reason not to, and it addresses the fundamental right of the press to question the government. Yes, even if the press is biased against Republicans and Trump in particular, which of course it is. What’s more, it would give her more time to drill home her own message.
H/T Washington Free Beacon for the video.
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