"Let's not ever do any more press briefings", Trump said, though he also acknowledged that the ratings for them have been strong.
Wallace reacted to White House press secretary Sean Spicer's response during the press briefing when pressed about whether there was a recording device in the Oval Office. Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders conducted an interview with CBSN, on camera.
"Every time people write this story they're always wrong and people writing today are wrong", a White House official said of Spicer's job security.
Sean Spicer has achieved the incredible feat of transcending satire.
Spicer and his staff huddled behind a hedge Tuesday night in order to avoid a swarm of reporters, The Washington Post reported.
The US president's press secretary has taken issue with reports that he hid from media "in" White House bushes.
Trump tweeted in reference to his Federal Bureau of Investigation director that he fired earlier this week: "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!"
"The advice he's getting is to go big - that he has nothing to lose", the source added.
Another day, another fiasco in the catastrophic life of Sean Spicer. One, when you've repeatedly flirted with the idea of canceling press briefings, this looks like still more blatant making of excuses for what you've wanted to do all along. Doing away with briefings would reduce accountability, transparency, and the opportunity for Americans to see that, in the US system, no political figure is above being questioned. After 10 minutes, he ended the interview and made his way back inside the White House.
James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!
This new storyline had Trump deciding some time ago that Comey was a "showboat" and "grandstander" who had to go, but had asked for input from Rosenstein, to whom Comey reported and who has been on the job just a few weeks.
Dismissing criticism over Trump firing Comey, Sanders said the Federal Bureau of Investigation director would have been fired on the first day if Hillary Clinton was elected as the president.