Trump suggests canceling White House press briefings in morning Twitter rant


President Trump sounded off on "The Fake Media" on Friday morning, firing back as details continue to unfold after this week's firing of FBI Director James Comey.

An interview with NBC News' Lester Holt and the president aired on Thursday evening, including an exchange where Trump revealed he had asked Comey whether he was under investigation for alleged ties to Russia.

Holt's interview prompted a wave of criticism and commentary on Thursday evening as many pointed to Trump's contradicting White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who said Comey's firing would hasten the FBI's Russia investigation, while Trump said Comey's ousting would "lengthen out" the probe.

"As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with perfect accuracy!" Trump said via tweet, in response to such criticism.

Trump continued in his criticism of media and the White House press pool, suggesting daily briefings usually given by White House press secretary Sean Spicer be canceled.

"Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future "press briefings" and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy???" Trump wrote.

After reports that Spicer was "among" White House bushes as news came in of Comey's firing, the press secretary was notably absent from the podium this week. Spicer will return to his normal post on Friday, though, and is expected to give an end-of-week briefing at 1:30 p.m. EDT.

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