The Washington press corps has long since lost any trace of adult behavior.
Once a President stands in front of them and asks for questions, the press corps turns into a shouting pack of petulant teenagers. They shout out their questions in a cacophony of chaos.
Here is how Trump can take control.
First, as each reporter enters the room, he/she is handed a 3×5 card and an instruction sheet. The instruction sheet says this.
You have been given a 3×5 card. This card is for one question. Make it a good one. Make it precise. Please print clearly. President Trump will answer it unless it is a national security issue of the highest importance, which is unlikely. So, you really will get an answer. Ask exactly the question you want answered.
Pass your card to the person collecting the cards.
The cards will be set on the table at the table at the front of the room. One of you will be selected by the person collecting the cards to shuffle them. Then another one of you will be selected to shuffle them a second time.
The shuffled pack of cards will be handed to the President. He will answer them in order. If it takes five hours, he will answer all of them.
He cannot do this if there is constant shouting after each answer. That is why he has set up this arrangement. Here are the ground rules.
1. Anyone who shouts out a question will be removed from the room. (This will take extra time.)
2. The person escorted out will be banned from any future press conference in President Trump’s term of office. There will be no appeals. Your employer will have to send another representative.
3. We will take a video of each ejection. This will be made available to every news outlet. They will also be posted on the White House site.
President Trump has said this: “I am not bluffing. Do not call my bluff. I am determined to keep these Q&A sessions quiet, efficient, and civil. You will get what you want: answers. I will get what I want: press conferences that are are not chaotic.”
He would then come in. He would be handed the stack of cards. He would start answering.
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