CNN sent their Supreme Court sketch artist, Bill Hennessy, to Friday’s White House press briefing after the White House banned cameras from the briefing for the third time this week.
Hennessy drew a sketch of press secretary Sean Spicer briefing the White House press corps as a substitute for video of the briefing.
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) June 23, 2017
CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta blasted the Trump administration for refusing to allow cameras to record a “normal” press briefing, calling Spicer “useless.”
“The White House press secretary is getting to a point where he’s just kind of useless,” Acosta said after the Monday briefing. “If they’re getting to this point where he’s not going to answer questions or go on camera or have audio, why are we even having these briefings or gaggles in the first place?”
The White House again banned cameras from the Thursday briefing, which Acosta slammed as “taking away” voters’ ability to “see and hear what [Trump is] doing.”