Gingrich Urges 'Dramatic Overhaul' of White House Press Corps
On "The First 100 Days" tonight, Newt Gingrich reacted to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's contentious first formal press briefing, and urged an overhaul of the White House press corps.
Gingrich said that today's briefing is just more evidence that members of the "elite media" are not going to treat President Donald Trump or administration fairly.
"The reason I'd like to see them dramatically overhaul the entire operation of the White House and the press corps [is] you have this small, incestuous group of people."
He said that means that the press corps will focus on one negative story - such as the debate over the inauguration attendance numbers - as opposed to positive stories like Trump's meeting with union and business leaders, and his three executive orders.
"The press corps is so focused on their own belly buttons that it's very hard for them to deal with what the country cares about and get to the big issues," Gingrich said.
He suggested that briefings be moved to a much bigger room, where at least one-fourth of attendees would be citizens.
"Don't presume that some 'professional voyeur,' paid to do nothing all day but watch the White House, is the only person who can ask an intelligent question."
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