Democracy For America

Tell the networks: Stop airing Trump's press briefings live

In his second official press briefing as Trump's press secretary, Sean Spicer stated that Donald Trump firmly believes that between 3 and 5 MILLION people voted illegally in the presidential election "based on studies and information that he has" -- but he refused to provide even a shred of evidence to suggest that that is true.

This comes on the heels of an absurd emergency press conference Spicer called on Saturday in order to lie and gaslight the American public about how many people attended the inauguration.

This is NOT NORMAL. And we can't let the press treat it as if it's acceptable.

One network took extraordinary action on Saturday to handle this administration's misinformation the right way. CNN decided to tape Spicer's fact-free press conference instead of airing it live. And when they did go back and air parts of it, they were able to fact check it in real time, giving the public the tools we need to fight Trump's lies.

CNN made the right call on Saturday. Now, we need more media outlets to follow suit. Sign our petition and tell the networks to stop airing the Trump administration's press briefings live.