White House press secretary to take part in SMPA event

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will join a panel of White House correspondents and professors at a School of Media and Public Affairs event later this month to discuss President Donald Trump’s first year in office, according to a University release Wednesday.

The discussion, moderated by SMPA Director Frank Sesno, will take place in the Jack Morton Auditorium Oct. 23.

The panel, which will include journalists from Yahoo News, The New York Times, Fox News and other news outlets as well as political science professor Sarah Binder, will discuss Trump’s achievements and shortcomings as president and the challenges of covering the White House in the Trump era, according to the announcement.

The event will also feature an audience question-and-answer session.

It will be the second GW appearance by a White House press secretary this year. In January, days after Trump’s inauguration, Sesno interviewed Sean Spicer at an SMPA forum.

Sesno said in the release that the panel will also touch on issues like health care and immigration.

“This event is part of our school’s mission to generate open and rigorous discussions among government, media, academics and the public,” he said.

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