White House cancels briefing; Chris Hayes accuses them of ‘hiding behind a school shooting’

Following a horrific school shooting in Parkland, Fla., Wednesday, the White House canceled its afternoon press briefing.

After multiple delays, today’s WH press briefing has been cancelled.

— Matthew Nussbaum (@MatthewNussbaum) February 14, 2018

No press briefing, Sarah Sanders says, after postponing it several times. Says it is being canceled due to school shooting in Florida.

— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) February 14, 2018

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes at first wondered if the White House was using the tragedy to “hide” from a host of scandals that would surely have been addressed at the briefing.

#journalism pic.twitter.com/JQp6BgsBuh

— Jim Treacher is a dumb pseudonym (@jtLOL) February 14, 2018

I fail to see how a WH briefing in the middle of this would have helped. https://t.co/zMrRa6CpO7

— Kyle Feldscher (@Kyle_Feldscher) February 14, 2018

Is a host of MSNBC really using a school shooting to promulgate a political point? Kinda looks like that is what is happening.

— My Likes (@333MyLikes333) February 14, 2018

What an asshole. God forbid they focus on an ongoing event for a day. Someone is pissed they might have to rewrite tonight’s script. https://t.co/66LlaY8WVJ

— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) February 14, 2018

And if it were the other way around it would be “Why is Trump avoiding the school shooting?”

— Jim Rose ☕️ (@JimRoseVSOP) February 14, 2018

Annnnnnd he deleted it.

— Mary Walter (@MaryWalterRadio) February 14, 2018

It seems Hayes had second thoughts after following the story a little bit. That host of scandals will have to wait until tomorrow, maybe.

My further thoughts on this, as I see the scale of the horror, are they were probably right to cancel the briefing.

— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) February 14, 2018

Yeah, maybe those burning questions about Stormy Daniels can wait another day while the White House monitors the situation on the ground in Florida.

1. Your first tweet was abhorrent.
2. It really doesn’t matter what you think about the press briefing.

— KRenner (@KRenner2) February 14, 2018

Chris. I don’t know who crammed you into a locker in high school, but if I ever meet them, I’m going to buy them a drink.

— Luke Comstock (@LukeComstock76) February 14, 2018

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