In the same way that abused dogs need time to adjust when they're adopted, the White House press corps is going to have to adjust to a normal traditional press secretary after four years of being berated, lied to and belittled every day. — Matthew Nussbaum, a former White House reporter with POLITICO
In the same way that abused dogs need time to adjust when they're adopted, the White House press corps is going to have to adjust to a normal traditional press secretary after four years of being berated, lied to and belittled every day. — Matthew Nussbaum, a former White House reporter with POLITICO
Trump waged a 4-year war against the press. Here's what 5 White House briefing room insiders want from the Biden era.
  • After four years of President Donald Trump's attacks on the media, White House briefing room veterans told Insider they are hoping for a reset when President-elect Joe Biden's new press team sweeps in.
  • Biden's transition team hasn't yet picked a new press secretary, but there are plenty of rumblings that senior advisors Symone Sanders or Karine Jean-Pierre could get the coveted post.
  • "How about not calling us scum, the worst people on the planet? That's what journalists want," said Judith Miller, a former New York Times Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter and author who is now a Fox News contributor.
  • "In the same way that abused dogs need time to adjust when they're adopted, the White House press corps is going to have to adjust to a normal traditional press secretary after four years of being berated, lied to and belittled every day," said Matthew Nussbaum, a former White House reporter.