President Donald Trump spoke to the press briefly Thursday afternoon, alongside some border patrol officers, to emphasize his reasons for wanting a border wall.
That, however, was apparently not the most important thing about this briefing, according to some mainstream media outlets. The biggest deal was that media members didn't get to ask any questions.
No questions. The president came out with border patrol agents to the podium and called for a wall, while introduci… https://t.co/2IuluyZTcW— Josh Dawsey (@Josh Dawsey)1546551464.0
It’s not a press briefing if you don’t take questions.— Kaitlan Collins (@Kaitlan Collins)1546551490.0
...and then no questions! A new low in the "press briefing" standard.— Philip Bump (@Philip Bump)1546551417.0
But what is a briefing really? Let's take a look at a definition:
Media members upset that a briefing didn't have questions. Here's the definition of a briefing to remind them. https://t.co/SxPJ6EokeT— Rob Eno (@Rob Eno)1546551490.0
Hmm. Guess it was a briefing after all.