WASHINGTON D.C. — White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer lashed out at the White House Press Corps on Saturday night, saying that the administration would “hold the media accountable.”
“Yesterday at the time the nation and world was watching the peaceful transition of power, and as the president said the transition and the balance of power from Washington citizen of the United States, some members of the media were engaged in deliberately false reporting,” Spicer said, going on to claim the media had purposely distorted images of the inauguration.”These attempts to lessen the enthusiasm of the inauguration are shameful and wrong.,”
He also used exaggerated reports of the amount of people riding the public transportation system on Friday, as well as the amount of people who attended, which the National Parks Service doesn’t publically disclose.
This was in sharp contrast to his first on-camera briefing on Thursday, where he appeared calm while taking questions from many different news organizations. That calmness was gone on Saturday night, however.
“This kind of dishonesty in the media, the challenging that bringing about our nation together is making it more difficult,” Spicer said. “There’s been a lot of talk in the media about the responsibility to hold Donald Trump accountable. I’m here to tell you that it goes two ways. We’re going to hold the press accountable as well.”