Priebus: Trump Will Change Many White House Press Traditions

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Wednesday on the “Hugh Hewitt Show,” incoming White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said many White House press traditions will change under President Donald Trump. Partial transcript as follows: HEWITT: Last two questions have to do with the media. First of all, instead of that boring Saturday morning radio address, I think the President should do a Friday morning drive time nationally syndicated show each week, you know, in the morning when you can shape news. Don’t you agree? PRIEBUS: Well, you know, what? Look, I think that many things have to change, and I think that it’s important that we look at all of those traditions that are great, but quite frankly, as you know, don’t really make news… HEWITT: No. PRIEBUS: And they’re just sort of… HEWITT: It’s horrible. PRIEBUS: …mundane, boring episodes. And you know, even looking at things like the daily White House briefing from the press secretary, I mean, there’s a lot of different ways that things can be done, and I can assure you we’re looking at that. HEWITT: And that brings me, Glenn Thrush on Wednesday said there is worry in the White House Press Corps that they’re going to do away