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Spicer Opens Up Briefing Room To Reporters Who Live Outside Of Washington

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Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent

Sean Spicer announced Monday that he will open four seats in the press briefing room at the White House to reporters who are watching via Skype.

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Donald Trump’s press secretary said he wanted to open up the briefings to press who live outside of the Beltway.

“As you know, we are all about big viewerships and large audiences here so I want to tell you about an effort that we’re undertaking here in the press briefing room to offer up more access to a group of journalists from around the country,” Spicer said. “Beginning later this week, I’m excited to announce we’re going to have four what we call ‘Skype seats’ live here in the briefing room.”

“This will open up the briefing to journalists who live beyond 50 miles of the Washington, D.C. area and to organizations that don’t currently have a hard pass,” he continued.

“As always any organization is welcome to apply for a day pass but we’re excited to open up into the field and fold here a diverse group of journalists from around the country who may not have the convenience or funding to travel to Washington. I think this can benefit us all by giving a platform to voices that are not necessarily based here in the Beltway.”