Trump posts, deletes, and re-posts tweet declaring the 'FAKE NEWS media' the 'enemy of the American people'
President Trump deemed the "failing" New York Times, CNN, NBC News, and "many more" the "enemy of the American people" in a tweet late Friday afternoon. "SICK!" Trump added at the end of his impromptu outburst about "the FAKE NEWS media."
Moments later, the tweet was deleted. But before the "FAKE NEWS media" could even figure out why, a revised version of the tweet appeared — with a few more "failing" outlets added. See both missives below. Becca Stanek
Trump updates deleted tweet to include more media outlets he hates: pic.twitter.com/uZu474LOwI
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) February 17, 2017
The White House decided to mix things up at its daily press briefing Friday by having a fictional character step into Press Secretary Josh Earnest's role. Yes, seriously.
Allison Janney, who played the whip-smart press secretary C.J. Cregg on The West Wing, took over the podium while Earnest was supposedly out of commission for a root canal.
"But let's be honest," Janney said, "I'm better at this anyway."
Watch Janney's briefing, which — spoiler alert — Earnest eventually crashes, below. Becca Stanek
Allison Janney takes over White House press briefing as character 'C. J. Cregg' from 'The West Wing.' https://t.co/jdDgMDQbm5
— ABC News (@ABC) April 29, 2016