White House Responds To Donald Trump’s Call To Ban Teleprompters

U.S. President Barack Obama is framed by his teleprompter while delivering remarks at the Costco wholesale store, repeating some of the same policy proposals from his State of the Union speech the night before January 29, 2014 in Lanham, Maryland. Obama is beginning a two-day, four-state tour to promote a …
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The White House reacted to Donald Trump’s suggestion on the campaign trail that teleprompters should be banned in America for presidential candidates, an allusion to President Obama’s heavy use of the device while delivering speeches.

“Is that something that would affect the president adversely?” asked White House reporter Mark Knoller during the daily press briefing.

Earnest admitted that it was a difficult question to respond to but that each candidate should choose for themselves.

“I think that certainly each of the candidates has an opportunity to choose how they deliver their remarks in public and people are much more focused not on how they deliver their remarks but actually the substance of their message,” Earnest said.


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