On Thursday, the White House press briefing took an unusually bizarre turn when Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders played a pre-recorded statement by President Donald Trump. What makes the scenario even more absurd is Trump was reportedly close by in another room. While Trump bragged about his new tax plan on video, journalists were left wondering why he wouldn't come to the podium and speak to them directly, as presidents do.
Trump pulling a creepy big brother moment at press conference.— Jay Fuller ☕ (@DepthDeception) January 4, 2018
Hold on.— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) January 4, 2018
Donald Trump IS AT THE WHITE HOUSE, but just video conferenced into the White House press briefing because he was so afraid to face the press.
Never seen anything like it.
He's literally 150 feet away from the room.