The New York Times reports:
Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s announcement that she would step down as White House press secretary has set off the latest round of musical chairs in the West Wing and an internal debate over whether to revive the daily news briefing as President Trump heads into the thick of election season.
Some White House officials have argued that the daily briefing, which on the day of Ms. Sanders’s resignation on Thursday had not been held for 94 days, is a powerful tool that would help elevate Mr. Trump above his Democratic opponent in the 2020 race.
One of those pushing for its revival, officials said, is Mick Mulvaney, the acting chief of staff, who wants the next press secretary to play a more proactive role in shaping the White House message, adding at the least a daily untelevised briefing to his or her duties. But others have argued that Mr. Trump has never liked the daily briefing as a forum to disseminate the message of the day, preferring to do it himself on Twitter.
— Miss Texas 1967 (@MsTexas1967) June 15, 2019
She will angrily deny that it’s her last press briefing. Then she’ll go home and put on bunny slippers. Real, freshly slaughtered bunnies. #SarahSandersLastPressBriefing
— Dawn (@thoughtfloss) June 15, 2019
— Dana (@sunkisseeddd1) June 15, 2019
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) June 15, 2019
“It was my joy to poison the soul of this nation with vicious lies and venomous hatred, but I must leave now and return to the realm of darkness and damnation which birthed all the wretched beasts of my ilk.” #SarahSandersLastPressBriefing
— Jonas Lefkowitch (@JonasLeft) June 15, 2019