Readouts of Trump’s calls will still be distributed internally, and officials will provide details from the calls to the press, but they will not be released to the public as they have been in the past.
CNN first reported the policy change Tuesday, noting that such readouts were the sole official account of a call between the president and a foreign leader.
The last time the White House released a call readout was in June, following Trump’s phone conversation with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. However, since then Trump has had conversations with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Those calls, however, were first reported in the foreign press.