And it's a two-way street.
"We want to have a healthy and open dialogue with the press corps. and the American people", he followed. The report on Friday night was quickly corrected but Trump called out the reporter by name at the Central Intelligence Agency on Saturday, as did spokesman Sean Spicer later in the day.
Highlighting that Spicer wouldn't say he shared Trump's belief, Tapper stated that the reason was "perhaps because there is zero evidence of widespread voter fraud in the 2016 election". "I don't think you can prove those numbers one way or another", said. It is exactly the opposite. "That doesn't mean the station was lying to you", Spicer said. The AP was traditionally given the first question because it is a broad-based news co-operative that represents the largest swath of American newspapers, broadcasters and other kinds of news organizations.
Spicer left the room without taking questions.
That's where White House Spicer picked up Saturday evening.
He doubled down on his assertion that Mr. Trump's inauguration was the "most watched" in history, despite photographs showing a much larger audience on the National Mall during President Obama's inaugural in 2009.
SEAN SPICER: It's unquestionable. During Monday's press conference, The Trump administration expressed it is willing to partner with Moscow to combat the Islamic State group.
Donald Trump concealed his tax returns during his protracted presidential campaign, refusing to disclose them even after his election on November 8.
LISA DESJARDINS: And on FOX News Sunday, President Trump's chief of staff issued a warning.
USA president Donald Trump's White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters during his first official press briefing that "our intention is never to lie to you" but he refused to retract his disputed claim that the inauguration was the most watched ever "both in person and around the globe".
Trump's visit to the CIA headquarters had sought to mend relations with the intelligence community after weeks of doubting their conclusions about alleged Russian interference into the USA election.
To be fair, if Spicer's goal was to make Donald Trump look like a tin foil-wrapped lunatic, then he's pretty good at his job.
Mr Trump held a breakfast meeting at the White House with a dozen business leaders including Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk, and executives from Dell, Johnson & Johnson, US Steel, and Lockheed Martin.
According to Spicer, the addition of the virtual seats will "open up the briefing to journalists who live beyond 50 miles of the Washington, D.C. area and to organizations that don't now have a hard pass".