Trump Uses Media Pool Spray To His Communication Advantage

President Trump’s twitter habits are well known, he has a tendency to make news in another way that is abbreviated. It’s called a pool spray.


And President Trump’s Twitter habits are pretty well known. But NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith has noticed that Trump has a tendency to make news in another way that’s abbreviated.

TAMARA KEITH, BYLINE: It’s called a pool spray. The president has a meeting or signed something, and for a few moments, a small group of reporters known as the pool is led into the room to document the scene. Sometimes, the president offers a few words or just some camera-ready handshakes. And then eventually, there’s the cue to leave.


PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Thank you all very much.

KEITH: But that’s also the cue for reporters to shout questions