CNN’s Jake Tapper said today, “In important ways, the Trump White House has been less transparent than its predecessors. It’s just an empirical fact.”
In talking about today’s on-camera White House briefing––just one day after Sean Spicer‘s off-air, no-audio gaggle––Tapper highlighted the ways in which the Trump administration has been less transparent than the Obama administration (even for those who felt Obama “never lived up” to his promises of transparency):
“Even the White House briefings are now shorter, with more non-answers and a new trend of not allowing cameras or even audio recordings of what your White House is saying on any given day. People in power like to hide things from the public. We called it out under President Obama, and now it is empirically worse and more opaque.”
He concluded by telling viewers that they have a right to know what’s going on in the White House.