White House press corps objects ‘strenuously’ to being booted out


The White House press corps is “strenuously” objecting to any attempt to eject it from its West Wing digs, a move reportedly being considering by President-elect Trump’s communications team.

Jeff Mason, a Reuters White House correspondent and president of the White House Correspondents Association, said he would be meeting with Trump officials on Sunday.

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“The White House Correspondents’ Association Board is aware of the comments from the president-elect’s team regarding continued news media access to the White House. On behalf of our members, I am meeting today with incoming press secretary Sean Spicer to try to get more clarity on exactly what they are suggesting,” Mason said.

“The briefing room is open now to all reporters who request access. We support that and always will. The WHCA will fight to keep the briefing room and West Wing access to senior administration officials open. We object strenuously to any move that would shield the president and his advisers from the scrutiny of an on-site White House press corps.”

Esquire reported the Trump team was considering kicking reporters out of the briefing room and their press digs to another place in the White House complex.