White House Press has “extreme frustration” today with Pres Obama/White House

Subject: Travel pool #4

 

Port St Lucie, FL

 

At 6:15 PM, with a lid still firmly in place and the sun setting over The Floridian, the pool decided to head back to their hotel, reached at 6:35.

 

Forwarding a statement from the White House Correspondents Association’s president Ed Henry, following today’s developments:

 

“Speaking on behalf of the White House Correspondents Association, I can say a broad cross section of our members from print, radio, online and TV have today expressed extreme frustration to me about having absolutely no access to the President of the United States this entire weekend. There is a very simple but important principle we will continue to fight for today and in the days ahead: transparency.”

 

The White House released its own statement, from Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest:

 

“The press access granted by the White House today is entirely consistent with the press access offered for previous presidential golf outings. It’s also consistent with the press access promised to the White House Press Corps prior to arrival in Florida on Friday evening.”

 

Tangi Quéméner

White House Correspondent

Agence France-Presse

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