Washington: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has urged Donald Trump to cancel daily White House press briefings, accusing the media of being a “corrupt institution” and “dishonest opponents” of the US president.
“I am personally offended by the American news media. I think it is destructive and disgusting. It is a danger to the country right now,” Gingrich, a staunch supporter of Trump, was quoted as saying by Politico. Gingrich said the press should be banished to a nearby Starbucks and that the White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer should take questions from the American people.
Gingrich said Trump should treat news media as “dishonest opponents pretending to be reporters,” Politico reported. “Just say to the American people, you get to choose,” he said.