Wednesday, May 17, 2017


Newt Gingrich says Trump should 'close down the White House press briefing room' and reporters should be 'banished to a nearby Starbucks'

President Donald Trump should 'close down the White House press briefing room'.

The Newt Gingrich, a Trump advisor, suggests that White House reporters be banished to a nearby Starbucks, adding that Press Secretary Sean Spicer should take questions from everyday Americans.
Gingrich said he was infuriated by the coverage of Trump's alleged leaking of classified information to high-ranking Russian officials and that the president has the right 'to declassify anything he wants to'.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said on Tuesday that he's 'offended by the American news media', and called it 'destructive and disgusting' as well as a 'danger to the country'

'I am personally offended by the American news media. I think it is destructive and disgusting. It is a danger to the country right now,' Gingrich told Politico. 'Just say to American people, you get to choose'.

Gingrich, who recently wrote a book about Trump, said closing the press briefing room would sent the message 'that the media is a corrupt institution and he [Trump] is tired of being harassed by people whose only interest is making him look bad'.

The former House Speaker said that he believes the American media wakes up every morning trying to damage the Trump presidency, adding: 'You guys are nuts'.

He added that reporters shouldn't publish information that they can't attach a name to.
  • 'There are people here who read this crap and thinks we should be afraid. You have a national defense team of Mattis, Kelly and Tillerson. This is the best team since Eisenhower,' he said.
'These people around the world read you as though you're real,' he said. 'The damage the news media is doing to the United States is despicable.'

Gingrich's comments come after several reports that Spicer's communications team was sent into a frenzy after news broke of the most recent Trump-Russia claims.

Two US officials said on Monday that Trump had disclosed highly classified information to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov about a planned Islamic State operation

Gingrich said that he was infuriated by the coverage of Trump's alleged leaking of classified information to high-ranking Russian officials

After news of the leak broke, Sean Spicer's communications team attempted to drown out shouting with a blaring television and reporters had a surprise encounter with Trump's top national security adviser, HR McMaster.

Reporters at the White House on Monday night claim to have heard shouting coming from a room that Spicer, Steve Bannon and Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders were in during the chaotic evening.

Shortly after reporting about the noise on Twitter, White House staffers turned up the volume on a TV to drown out the noise.

Other White House aides were 'hiding in offices' to avoid speaking to the press, a senior aide told The Daily Beast.

'As President I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety. Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight against ISIS and terrorism,' Trump wrote.