Sean Spicer is being mocked on Twitter for the Skype questions he takes during his press conferences. Many are accusing him of calling on biased news organizations that further President Donald Trump's agenda. And this has led to some pretty hilarious tweets.

It's no secret that Donald Trump hates the press. He has slammed the mainstream media for reporting so-called "fake news." Just this morning, he criticized coverage of a bombshell New York Times report about his Presidential campaign's ties to Russia.


"The fake news media is going crazy with their conspiracy theories and blind hatred," he wrote. "@MSNBC & @CNN are unwatchable. @foxandfriends is great." He later called the Times and the Washington Post "failing" news organizations.

Because of this disgust for the "liberal media," President Trump has tried to bring smaller, more right-wing media outlets into his press conferences. He even set up Skype in the White House Briefing Room to allow journalists from outside D.C. to ask questions. Spicer claimed last month that this was just a way to give smaller communities greater access to the President.


"This will open up the briefing to journalists who live beyond 50 miles of the Washington, D.C. area and to organizations that don’t currently have a hard pass," he said. "As always any organization is welcome to apply for a day pass but we’re excited to open up into the field and fold here a diverse group of journalists from around the country who may not have the convenience or funding to travel to Washington. I think this can benefit us all by giving a platform to voices that are not necessarily based here in the Beltway."

But in reality, these so-called "Skype Seats" allow Spicer to avoid some of the tougher questions. Instead of being pressed on the President's controversial immigration policy and his ties to Russia, Spicer can receive "softball" questions from right-wing and extremist sites that support the President's policies.

Donald Trump Donald Trump's White House has invited questions from more conservative media members.

On Tuesday, for instance, Spicer answered an easy Skype question from the conservative website Federalist Papers Project about the President's desire back government regulations. That site often posts fake, half-true, and clickbaity news stories, like one stating that Hillary Clinton would have lost the popular vote if California wasn't part of the country. Spicer also previously took a Skype question from conservative host Lars Larson, who asked about increasing jobs in the logging industry.

These Skype questions have become such a joke that it was a surprise when one reporter actually asked a tough question about the President's actions in Mar-a-Lago this weekend. Some are even wondering if President Trump plants Skype reporters to ask easy questions and help articulate his agenda.


While he hasn't gone quite that far, Spicer does seem to be using "Skype seats" to avoid the tough questions. And there have been plenty of hilarious Twitter reactions to this development.

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