RNC communications director and future White House press secretary Sean Spicer told conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt on Thursday that President-elect Donald Trump could replace daily press conferences with more social media interaction, including Facebook "town halls," and even more controversial, asking for feedback from Twitter users.
Hewitt asked Spicer, “Do you expect him to keep up a regular and as energetic a series of press conferences as previous presidents? Do you expect him to be more or less engaged than previous presidents with that setting, that formal East Room setting sort of thing?”
"That’s a good question, because I think the thing that you’ve seen with Donald Trump is that he doesn’t look to the past and say ‘I’ve got to conform to these precedents.’ He figures out what’s the best way," Spicer responded.
“And so maybe we do a series of press conferences, but maybe we do some town hall, you know, Facebook town halls. Maybe we go out and solicit input from Twitter. I don’t– the answer is we’re looking at a lot of things,” he continued, referring to social media as a "new and modern tool."
Regarding traditional press conferences, Spicer clarified that Trump would probably still do press conferences to some extent.
"While we have to sort of do these press conferences because they're part of the fabric of our country... There are also some new opportunities that we can be utilizing to bring more people into the process and have a conversation with the American people and not just limit it to the filter of the mainstream media."
Listen to the clip below, courtesy of Mediaite: