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Narendra Modi, Donald Trump meet: No questions allowed at media briefing

The Washington Post said the President’s refusal to answer questions frustrated the assembled press corps.

india Updated: Jun 27, 2017 16:39 IST
US President Donald Trump (R) at the joint news conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.
US President Donald Trump (R) at the joint news conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (Reuters Photo)

Journalists who attended the media briefing by President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi were told ahead of time that no questions will be allowed - a break from the tradition of two questions asked from each press delegation.

The Washington Post said the President’s refusal to answer questions frustrated the assembled press corps.

“The White House declined to offer details about whose decision it was - the Americans’ or the Indians’ - to bar questions,” it said.

“But on Trump’s favourite social-media platform, Twitter users on both sides of the world were quick to suggest that their own leader was more averse to public scrutiny and transparency,” it added.