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Here’s Exactly How Far Donald Trump Plans To Move The White House Press

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(Daily Caller) Incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced Sunday that transition officials with President-elect Donald Trump are open to moving the White House press room from the White House, but the move isn’t as far as members of the media appear to believe.

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus appeared to confirm the move during an interview on ABC Sunday morning. Priebus asserted that the standard press room only seats 49 journalists, and the proposed new location in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building seats up to 150 people. The move would still be in the White House complex, and the location would only be moved 200 feet, according to Google maps.

Trump could move the White House press room 200 feet to the west

Trump could move the White House press room 200 feet to the west

The White House Correspondent’s Association plans to fight the proposed change, asserting that the move illustrates Trump’s aggressive stance against the media. “We object strenuously to any move that would shield the president and his advisers from the scrutiny of an on-site White House press corps,” WHCA President Jeff Mason said in a statement.

“The briefing room is open now to all reporters who request access,” he said. “We support that and always will. The WHCA will fight to keep the briefing room and West Wing access to senior administration officials open.”

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  • Wayne Ville … a Deplorable

    Get them out of the WH and cancel all but monthly briefings! Put the mainstream media in the back of the room!

  • jubadoobai

    This “fight” of the LSM is quite risible. They can’t demand the POTUS provide a room for them. What are gonna do? Stamp their feet, drum their heels, chain themselves to the West Wing? Ridiculous.

  • MMiller

    Yeah, heaven forbid we have *more* real press coverage of Trump that the mainstream media whores can’t control themselves.

  • Randy

    MSM a clear and present security threat to this POTUS. Get them the hell out of there.

  • michaelC58

    Hate the way people make baseless self-serving assertions and reporters don’t ask the obvious questions:
    Exactly how would the move shield the president from scrutiny?