White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders held her first press briefing in 45 days on Thursday, The DailyMail reported.
However, this briefing was unique in that Sanders did not take questions from reporters, only from the children that they brought with them for joint Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day event.
“The entire event, save for the fact that it happened and the vice president made a surprise appearance, was deemed non-reportable by the White House,” the Daily Mail reported.
Despite the repeated request from journalists, the White House would not put the even on the record.
The appearance of Vice President Mike Pence was an unexpected one, however, the second in command for the Trump White House made his debut appearance in the briefing midway through and took several questions from the tiny questioners.
Press secretary Sanders also took children’s questions, as well as holding her own children at the podium. She, however, declined to respond to quarries from working journalists about when the next on-the-record briefing for the press would be on her way out.
Pence was not the only unexpected visitor at the briefing, however. Sanders husband, Bryan, attended the event, as did her father, Mike Huckabee, a two-time presidential candidate and the former governor of Arkansas
“Trump’s administration has kept with the tradition they inherited from the previous administration of having journalists’ and staffers’ children come to the White House for a joint Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day event,” the DailyMail reported.
“Typically, it involves a press briefing, a luncheon and a meet-and-greet with the president.”
While journalists were denied question and answer sessions at the briefing, they will have a second chance lob their questions toward Trump administration officials at a Thursday afternoon even on the South Lawn of the White House.