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Priebus Promises Changes of White House Press 'Tradition'

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By    |   Wednesday, 14 Dec 2016 04:51 PM

Incoming White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said Wednesday the new Trump administration intends to "revisit" some of White House press corp's traditional access, declaring "change is going to happen."

In an interview on "The Hugh Hewitt Show," the conservative host asked Priebus to comment on the White House press corps' reported concern Trump will either do away or radically change briefings and other aspects of reporters' access at the White House.

"It just so happens that we're actually talking about those things right now, and what the new tradition, I guess you could say, should be in the Trump White House," Priebus said.

Priebus offered the example of assigned seating at press briefings – suggesting that might be over.

"You know, this was the first front row assigned seat issue, as I understand it, started in the Obama administration," he said. "In the Bush administration, you just took a seat, and I guess there were a couple of people that have had reserved spots.

"But for the most part, the more formalized reserved seating piece came in over the last eight years. That issue is being talked about."

Change, he said, is a certainty.

"The traditions, while some of them are great, I think it's time to revisit a lot of these things that have been done in the White House, and I can assure you that change is going to happen, even on things that might seem boring like this topic," he said.

President-elect Donald Trump has had a contentious relationship with the media throughout his campaign and after his election.

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Incoming White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said Wednesday the new Trump administration intends to "revisit" some of White House press corp's traditional access, declaring "change is going to happen."
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