White House blocks CNN, New York Times from press briefing hours after Trump slams media

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Anyone wondering when - or if - CNN would stop breaking into regular programming to show the daily media briefing by White House press secretary Sean Spicer now has an answer: Day 36 of the Donald Trump presidency.

White House Correspondents' Association President Jeff Mason called in to CNN to say the organization is "still getting information about" the decision, adding: They clearly wanted to have a gaggle that was not on camera and was not the full press corps today.

We don't object to there being briefings like that that aren't always on camera, but we have encouraged them when they want to do something like that ... [to] still do it in the press room and do it in a place where all the reporters have a chance to ask questions.

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