- President Donald Trump made an appearance at the White House press briefing on Thursday – in a pre-recorded video.
- Twitter users had a field day.
Twitter users went off after President Donald Trump made an appearance at Thursday’s White House press briefing – on giant video screens.
Trump, who has yet to make an appearance at a White House press briefing, splitting with predecessors, delivered an address aimed at touting the recent passage of the Republican tax overhaul and economic growth in his first term in office.
Of course, Trump was free from having to answer questions by appearing on camera instead of making the quick trip from his office to the briefing room. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had been asked in recent briefings whether Trump would soon make an appearance.
Trump delivering a video message during the White House press briefing was truly a bizarre sight. He couldn't walk down the hall to the briefing room?
— Jason Le Miere (@JasonLeMiere) January 4, 2018
Is Trump scared of the White House press corps? He just had his press secretary pipe in a canned video at the briefing. Pretty bizarre. https://t.co/JRdVk5xWwq
— Mark Follman (@markfollman) January 4, 2018
in gif form it looks like he's yelling at her pic.twitter.com/gx1xCQdlh9
— David Mack (@davidmackau) January 4, 2018
if this is the message they were hoping to convey odd to have Trump deliver a video message to the briefing room rather than appear himself https://t.co/HAgkKQDjKr
— Sam Stein (@samstein) January 4, 2018
Trump appears on the video in the press briefing room, which is maybe 50 yards from the Oval Office.
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) January 4, 2018
Unlike past presidents, Pres. Trump has yet to make a live appearance at the White House Press Briefing in the briefing room. pic.twitter.com/TSgPbFC55h
— Micah Grimes (@MicahGrimes) January 4, 2018
TUESDAY: @PressSec: Trump is "one of the most accessible presidents we've ever had."
— Jesse Lehrich (@JesseLehrich) January 4, 2018
For the record, Trump's office is mere feet from the briefing room. https://t.co/xEMyZvrCW9
— Eleanor Mueller (@eleanor_mueller) January 4, 2018
Trump…who is like 50 feet away from the briefing room…opted to post a video statement shouting at the room of reporters…instead of just showing up himself.
— Angelo Carusone (@GoAngelo) January 4, 2018
Instead of showing up at the press briefing, to talk to the press, the White House is playing a recorded video of Trump talking about his tax cuts pic.twitter.com/5R1YTFuavi
— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) January 4, 2018
Big brother moment at the WH briefing right now. Trump on two giant TV screens literally four feet apart. When he’s done, Sanders thanks him like he’s there. These people are so weird.
— Michael Salfino (@MichaelSalfino) January 4, 2018
What is with the switching angles on this Trump vid at the briefing? Profile/look straight/profile/look straight. I'm dizzy.
— Eric Nelson (@jonericnelson) January 4, 2018
Trump so afraid of questions he appears at the press briefing via pretaped video???? Lololol
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) January 4, 2018
why on earth is the White House playing a video of trump to the briefing room?
— Priscilla Huff (@phuffdaddy) January 4, 2018
Trump makes appearance in briefing room… sort of pic.twitter.com/k7Bs3Iy9Zl
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 4, 2018
"Thank you, Mr. President," Sarah Sanders says to a video of Trump speaking.
— Kyle Feldscher (@Kyle_Feldscher) January 4, 2018
This is like that Apple ad from the 80’s https://t.co/KqE41AxOFD
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) January 4, 2018
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