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Trump threatens to end press briefings in latest tweetstorm

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As the administration tries to calm a media firestorm related to this week’s FBI shakeup, President Donald Trump tweeted Friday morning that he may end press briefings altogether. On Friday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program,” Glenn Beck analyzed what is going on at the White House.

“This isn’t going well for anybody right now,” Glenn summed it up.

Press Secretary Sean Spicer spoke to reporters late Tuesday among bushes outside the White House about why the president abruptly fired FBI director James Comey, but since then Spicer has been absent for most of the week on Naval Reserve duty. During his absence, Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders filled in.

Glenn wondered if the White House was trying to pit Spicer and Sanders against each other as rumors fly about Spicer getting the boot. “I think somebody was sending a message to Sean Spicer,” he said.

On Wednesday, Sanders said the president had not decided to fire Comey before the Department of Justice had recommended his termination; however, Trump gave an interview the next day that appeared to contradict her statements. Blaming the contradiction on the press coverage, Trump tweeted on Friday that “the best thing” might be “to cancel all future ‘press briefings’ and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy.”

Glenn talked about his concerns with Trump’s friction with the press, calling the tweet about cancelling press briefings “very disturbing.”

To see more from Glenn, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Glenn Beck Radio Program” with Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, Stu Burguiere and Jeffy Fisher weekdays 9 a.m.–noon ET on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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