Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer reacted to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's weekend news conference, calling it a "surreal" event.

At the presser, Spicer blasted the media over its coverage of President Trump's inauguration as well as a dispute over the placement of a bust of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Oval Office.


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Krauthammer said the conference was "just plain weird", in that Spicer called the press to the White House to criticize them "basically over ratings".

He said it was reminiscent of a recent statement then-President-elect Trump tweeted, criticizing the "Apprentice" host that succeeded him, former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-Calif.), for the ratings the program has received in the president's absence.

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