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Trump Revives His Campaign Style at East Room Press Conference

Washington was aghast at President Trump’s press conference. But many Americans will be thrilled. Of course, no one in DC gets that, which is why none of them took Trump seriously in the first place and were wrong about his appeal.

From the Washington Examiner:

President Trump Thursday abruptly revived the aggressive, freewheeling style he exhibited during the presidential campaign — boasting, attacking and complaining his way through an hour-long East Room news conference.

As he did during the campaign, Trump singled out reporters for particular scorn, touting them as embodying of everything that he saw wrong with Washington: elitism, dishonesty and insularity.

The impromptu press conference came just two days before the president will travel to Florida to attend the first campaign-style rally of his presidency.

Trump is expected to draw attention to the early accomplishments of his administration at the rally.

Trump lashed out at what he described as the media’s “dishonest” coverage of his administration and said the press has been resistant to his efforts to uproot a “very entrenched power structure” in Washington.

CNN Declines to Book Conway in Part Due to “Credibility Issues”

After all the lies and attempts to mislead by the Obama administration, CNN decides Kellyanne Conway is not credible.

From the Washington Examiner:

Tensions are rising between top White House adviser Kellyanne Conway and CNN, the network her boss, President Trump, loves to hate.

A source at CNN told the Washington Examiner on Monday that the network’s weekend show, “State of the Union,” declined to book her as a guest, in part because of “credibility issues.”

Conway ran into controversy last week when she wrongly stated during a media interview that there had been a “Bowling Green massacre” committed by terrorists in Bowling Green, Ky.

Spicer Calls Out Media for Immigration Report Error

White House press secretary Sean Spicer blamed an NBC News reporter on Tuesday for creating much of the confusion surrounding the rollout of President Trump’s executive order on immigration on Friday, the Washington Examiner reported. “Your network was one of the people that just hours ago told people that [Homeland Security Secretary] Gen. Kelly was… Continue Reading

Spicer Makes Mainstream Media Wait to Ask Questions at First Briefing

The briefings, even under the Bush White House, started with Reuters or the Associated Press and then proceeded to organizations like ABC, CBS, and NBC. Thats’ all done with. From the Washington Examiner: President Trump’s White House sent a clear message to major media outlets on Monday: You don’t matter as much anymore. The White… Continue Reading

Pelosi: Reporters Served as “Accomplices” for Hacking

The House’s top Democrat goes after the press, thinking journalists should have just sat on the hacking info that was released publicly. I guess she feels the mainstream media needs to be even more helpful to Democrats. From the Washington Examiner: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said an intelligence briefing for a select group of lawmakers… Continue Reading

Earnest: Obama Ran the Most Transparent Administration in History

Please, be serious. From the Washington Examiner: White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest expressed annoyance that President Obama doesn’t get enough credit for being the “most transparent” president in history. When asked by CNN’s Brian Stelter on Sunday about journalists’ complaints that the federal government isn’t efficient at answering FOIA requests, Earnest said they’ve made… Continue Reading

Suddenly, the Media Want to Do Accountability

We’ve been doing that here at White House Dossier for years. Now, others suddenly find the notion enticing. From an editorial by the Washington Examiner: Major media organs have suddenly discovered a passion to act as a check on the powerful. “One thing is certain in the presumptive era of President Trump. Journalists are going… Continue Reading

Press to Self: Get Tougher on Trump

The national press is renewing its call for even more scrutiny of the incoming Trump administration and is cheering on reporters who challenge President-elect Trump and his team. On Monday, New York Times media columnist Jim Rutenberg praised CNN’s Jake Tapper for a recent interview in which he pressed Vice President-elect Mike Pence on whether… Continue Reading

Time Man of the Year Issues Celebrated Obama, Trashed Trump

President-elect Trump was named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” on Wednesday, just as then-President-elect Obama received the same distinction in 2008 after winning that election. But that’s where the similarities stop. On Obama in 2008: “For having the confidence to sketch that kind of future in this gloomy hour and for showing the competence… Continue Reading

Obama’s Fox News Jihad

Obama has been attacking Fox News for eight years, and in a new interview with Rolling Stone blamed Fox in part for Americans’ rejection of Hillary Clinton — and of Obama’s own policies. “Part of it is Fox News in every bar and restaurant in the country,” Obama said. I know, it’s hard to take… Continue Reading