The official was not authorized to discuss the interview process publicly and insisted on anonymity.
Trump has ramped up his anti-press rhetoric over the past few days, as information leaks roiled his White House and led to the resignation of national adviser Michael Flynn after leaked documents showed Flynn misled members of the Trump administration about contacts with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. The event comes as Mr. Trump tries to regain his footing after what's been a tumultuous first month in office.
Your afternoon shot of politics, sent straight from the desk of Joshua Miller. The president is expected to remain in town until at least Monday afternoon, with no public events now scheduled for the rest of his stay.
President Donald Trump and Melania Trump stand together during a campaign rally at the AeroMod International hangar at Orlando Melbourne International Airport on February 18, 2017 in Melbourne, Florida.
Former CIA director David Petraeus is no longer being considered, the White House said.
Huber, who in a television appearance openly confessed to having regular conversations with a cardboard cutout of the president, immediately launched into a defense of Trump.
Trump said the media doesn't "get it", but they are beginning to.
Presidency hasn't bolstered Trumps' obsession about crowds. He started his speech by continuing the attack on "fake news" media only hours after tweeting that it is the "enemy of the American People".
US Senate 'highly likely' to investigate Flynn - senator
Spicer insisted that there was an "exhaustive review" of Flynn's conversations. "It's a big week for General Flynn". Lindsey Graham said Congress needed to know whether he had been acting with direction from the president or others.
Japan, S. Korea to closely coordinate over N. Korea
It occurred near the northwestern city of Kusong and the missile was tracked over North Korea and into the Sea of Japan. Trump had promised American voters that his administration would force Tokyo to pay more for United States defense aid.
In 1787, in another letter, he wrote: "Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter".
President Donald Trump ripped the media at his first post-inauguration rally Saturday evening in Melbourne, Florida.
Trump's campaign account had more than $7.6 million in the bank at the end of the year, according to fundraising reports.
"I am here because I want to be among my friends and among the people", said Mr. Trump.
Still touting his Election Day victory, the president stopped in South Carolina Friday to relive the promises he made on the campaign trail. "They are part of the corrupt system".
"The White House is running so smoothly, so smoothly", he said.
The "campaign rally for America" event bore similar resemblance to rallies held during the election campaign. It follows an official trip Friday to SC, where Trump will visit a Boeing facility in North Charleston.
"It's pretty obvious that Trump is eager to get out of Washington to connect to his base", Miroff said.