Still Avoiding Journalists, President-Elect Donald Trump Releases ‘Thanksgiving Address’ Video
He doesn’t need you. You’re being disintermediated:
“It’s my prayer that on this Thanksgiving we begin to heal our divisions and move forward as one country strengthened by shared purpose and very, very common resolve,” the president-elect said in a taped address released by his transition team — yet another end-around run on the press corps.
You’re not important any more.
That tradition was bucked most blatantly in the nascent days of Trump’s time as president-elect. He eschewed precedent and barred the pool from flying with him on his plane when he went to Washington to meet with President Obama, and left our nation’s capital without alerting the press to his movements.
Days later, he ditched the press for a family dinner, going to Manhattan’s 21 Club despite a spokeswoman for his campaign giving a “lid” to the reporters assigned to the pool. The lid should have signaled an end to the day’s activities for the president-elect.
It’s actually amusing.