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Clinton WH Press Secretary Spars With Huckabee Sanders

Clinton WH Press Secretary Spars With Huckabee Sanders
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By    |   Wednesday, 21 February 2018 09:56 PM

The Trump administration has not "declared war on the press," current White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during a back-and-forth with former President Bill Clinton's press secretary Mike McCurry Tuesday night at a panel discussion organized by the White House Correspondents' Association, according to The Washington Post.

"Your president has got to change the way he talks about the media — he has to," McMurry said during a panel on the relationship between the presidency, the public and the press.

"You cannot have a president that describes them as the media," he added.

Sanders pushed back, arguing that it was a "two-way street, that there is a level of respect that could be, certainly brought from the press corps as well."

"I mean the idea that you're going to lay the blame at the feet of the president I find to be a little far-fetched."

President Donald Trump, who has routinely sparred with the media since the presidential campaign, over the last year called for a CNN boycott and attacked CNN International's reporting, said NBC and Comcast executives should be fired for fake news, and questioned whether it was appropriate to challenge the license of NBC and their networks.

Sanders said part of the problem was the media "doesn't care" about information the White House puts out, and that reporters were obsessed with palace intrigue.

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The Trump administration has not "declared war on the press," current White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during a back-and-forth with former President Bill Clinton's press secretary Mike McCurry Tuesday night at a panel discussion organized by the White...
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