White House press secretary Sean Spicer gave the first question of his first press conference Monday to the New York Post instead of the Associated Press. Journalists subsequently bemoaned on Twitter that the Trump administration was shirking tradition.
First Spicer Question From New York Post “When will you start building a border wall” — GIVE ME A BREAK
— Yashar (@yashar) January 23, 2017
NY post gets first question not the AP a big break in tradition.
— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) January 23, 2017
First question goes to NY Post’s @danielhalper. Not AP per usual.
— Jordan Fabian (@Jordanfabian) January 23, 2017
First question goes to Daniel Halper of the NY Post, breaking tradition of first question to the AP
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) January 23, 2017
NY Post, not the @AP as tradition has dictated, gets the first question at @PressSec briefing.
— lesley clark (@lesleyclark) January 23, 2017
Another tradition bucked by Trump Era. @PressSec gives first question to NY Post instead of AP. @realDonaldTrump @fox5sandiego
— Kathleen Bade (@KathleenFOX5) January 23, 2017
Spicer eschews tradition of starting briefing with Associated Press and calls on NY Post reporter, who asks when border wall will be built
— David Nakamura (@DavidNakamura) January 23, 2017