U.S. President Donald Trump waves after speaking about policy changes he is making toward Cuba at the Manuel Artime Theater in the Little Havana neighborhood.
A Cable Network News reporter labelled White House spokesman Sean Spicer “just kind of useless”, in the ongoing tussle between the Washington press corps and the Trump administration.
The comment was made by CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta during an appearance on “CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin.”
“The White House press secretary is getting to a point, Brooke, where he’s just kind of useless,” Acosta said.
“You know, if he can’t come out and answer the questions and they’re just not going to do this on camera or audio, why are we even having these briefings or these gaggles in the first place?”
Acosta’s comments came shortly after Spicer held an off-camera press briefing that journalists were reportedly not allowed to record.
The 47-year-old, who has covered the last three elections for CNN, also criticised President Donald Trump for not holding a “full blown press conference” since February.
“I don’t know why everybody is going along with this. It just doesn’t make any sense to me,” Acosta said.