"We are going to continue to try to work with you, as Im doing right here, right now, and as the President did just a couple of hours ago", Sanders said.
Trump's tweet is not the first time the president has floated the idea of limiting reporters' access at the White House.
After reports emerged that Trump lawyer Michael Cohen positioned himself as a fixer in the Trump administration, making deals with the likes of AT&T, Columbus Nova, and Novartis, during Wednesday's briefing the press corps dogged Sanders with questions about the details of how this may have affected the administration's decisions.
Trump's earlier tweet predictably drew the derision of the news media.
During his campaign, Trump also barred reporters from certain news organizations, including The Washington Post and the Des Moines Register, from covering his rallies and news conferences in a move that was widely condemned by advocates for a free press. A Harvard study of the mainstream USA media's coverage of his first 100 days in office found that, while Trump was the subject of 41 percent of all news stories in that period, 80 percent of that coverage was negative.
In a tweet Wednesday morning, Trump complained that "91% of the Network News about me is negative (Fake)". "Just reported that, despite the tremendous success we are having with the economy & all things else, 91% of the Network News about me is negative (Fake). It made it more logistically challenging to cover him, but the banned press still covered him".
On Wednesday morning, probably reacting to all of the frightful news that came out about his attorney on Tuesday evening, Donald Trump chose to get on Twitter and do what he does best, attack the media. Trump ultimately tore up his media blacklist.
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WHCA President Margaret Talev quickly responded with a statement that called out the president's inflammatory rhetoric concerning the media and likewise scolded him, saying that his dislike of what the media is saying "does not make it fake".
"It's not about us", she said.