The White House Just Announced a ‘Media Blackout’ After Trump’s Collusion Tweet
In a move aimed to protect President Trump from further incriminating himself, the White House announced on Monday that the president would not take any questions after he admitted on Twitter that his son may have colluded with Russians during the 2016 campaign.
Trump had originally claimed that the infamous meeting had been “about adoptions.” But in a Sunday tweet, the president admitted that the purpose of the meeting had been to get damaging information about Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic nominee.
On Monday, NBC’s Peter Alexander reported that the White House had issued a “lid” on presidential travel and questions from the press.
JUST IN: White House announces a travel/photo lid, which means no public appearances by Trump today as new questions swirl around that 2016 Trump Tower meeting to get dirt on Hillary Clinton.
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) August 6, 2018
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders also had not scheduled a Monday briefing by the time of publication.