For the third time this week, the White House has banned news cameras in their press briefings. In a hilarious show of defiance, CNN decided to hire their Supreme Court sketch artist, Bill Hennessy, to capture the imagery from inside the room.
From the looks of Hennessy’s sketch, it doesn’t look like we missed much. It’s your typical scene, with Spicer in front of reporters answering questions. The audio from the briefing was still released.
Jim Acosta, CNN’s senior White House correspondent, blasted the decision to not allow news cameras in the brief. He called Sean Spicer “useless.”
“The White House press secretary is getting to a point where he’s just kind of useless,” Acosta said after the Monday briefing. “If they’re getting to this point where he’s not going to answer questions or go on camera or have audio, why are we even having these briefings or gaggles in the first place?”
You can see the sketch below:
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) June 23, 2017