CNN's Anderson Cooper trolls Sarah Sanders for promising White House will give public info while dodging press briefings
CNN's Anderson Cooper (Screengrab)

During his Tuesday show, CNN host Anderson Cooper poked at press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders for avoiding the daily press briefing. There were only three daily briefings in July.


"These things used to be common enough that they were called the daily White House briefing, which meant daily," Cooper noted. "Now you can call them nearly extinct."

He then trolled sanders with a clip of her promising that the White House would do everything they could do deliver information to the American people.

"We're here. We're taking questions," she said during a May press briefing. "We're doing everything we can to provide regular and constant information to the American people, and there is a responsibility by you guys to provide accurate information, and we're going to continue to try to work with you."

Cooper noted that during May there were nine daily briefings and in June just five.

"So tell us what was that again?" Cooper asked, again playing a clip of Sanders.

"We're here. We're taking questions. We're doing everything we can to provide regular and constant information to the American people."

Cooper didn't buy it.

"Everything they can do to provide regular and constant information. Everything they can do," he wondered. "See, for a minute there, it sounded like Sarah Sanders was actually promising to provide regular and constant information to the American people. Keeping them honest, we asked - her why they promised the people one thing and is doing the polar opposite, but we haven't had the chance because there have only been three briefings this Sarah Sanders."

If there are any questions about North Korea, Russia, Robert Mueller or even upcoming events, Cooper said one would simply have to take a number. He went on to explain that more and more questions are going unanswered and there are fewer opportunities to ask them. Last week, a CNN reporter acting as the day's pool reporter was barred from covering in a Rose Garden event. The White House said that she wasn't banned, she simply wasn't allowed to attend due to her questions asked that morning.

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