Yes, That Was Gene Simmons At The Podium In The Pentagon—And We Have So Many Questions

There’s no doubt Gene Simmons, frontman of KISS, is good in front of a crowd.

Still, it does seem a bit odd to ssee him standing behind the press podium at the Pentagon, delivering the second briefing of the year.

Yes, you read that correctly.

See for yourself here.

On Thursday, May 16, Simmons addressed workers at the Department of Defense and also met with “outreach officials.”

Why, one might ask, would Gene Simmons, hard rocker, be doing this?

Well, the Pentagon has been pushing an initiative to try and connect better with the public in regards to their military activities.

Amidst this initiative, however, the Trump administration has sidelined the once-all-important press briefing as an administration’s primary method of communication.

Perhaps realizing it did them more harm than good to send Sarah Huckabee Sanders out in front of reporters to lie on a regular basis, the briefings which were once held almost daily are now few and far between.

Simmons is only the second person to give a briefing from the Pentagon podium this year.

The first?

Movie star Gerard Butler, promoting Navy SEAL movie Hunter Killer.

The last time a press secretary actually engaged with the press at the Pentagon podium was May 31, 2018. It has also been 68 days since anyone has given a briefing at the White House, an unprecedented length of time.

It’s been so long since the last White House press briefing, in fact, that dust has literally begun to gather on the podium.

Simmons followed his tour of the Pentagon with a visit to the White House. 

Twitter was a bit weirded out by Simmons speaking for the Pentagon…especially when it’s been so long since the press has heard from any real Trump administration officials.

Then again…

Who will the next spokesperson for the Pentagon be?

Van Halen?

Bret Michaels?

We’ll find out in six short months.

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