First White House Skype Seat Goes To….


Conservative talker Lars Larson of Alpha’s FM News 101 KXL in Portland. When President Trump took over, The White House said four reporters would be chosen for “Skype Seats,” which is aimed at allowing reporters or hosts outside Washington to participate in the daily White House press briefings. Here’s what Larson said about being chosen.

“For a long time I wished I had the opportunity to ask questions at a White House briefing. In fact I’d love to ask questions every day, and years ago I actually inquired about what it would take to get a one or two-day pass to go to the White House briefing. I would be willing to fly to DC and do that, but you’d only get that one opportunity and not the daily opportunity the major media get. Well, when the Trump team came in and said ‘we’re going to open up some Skype seats,’ I thought it would be great to be one of those people. I never expected we’d get the call from the White House yesterday saying ‘are you really interested? Do you want to be one of the first Skype questioners?’ I said of course I would be. Then they called this morning and said ‘it’s confirmed, you’ll get your question in sometime around 2 p.m. East Coast time, during the daily briefing.’ They said ‘we will have you there by Skype and as soon as Sean Spicer mentions it at today’s briefing, you can talk about it to the public,’ which I’ve been doing now. The tough thing is that I have to come up with one question and you know me, I like to ask a thousand questions. If I had the time I’d ask a thousand questions every day. But I have to think of the one question you ask to the President’s spokesman.”


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