WATCH: Fox News guest says it is ‘unpatriotic’ to question Trump about Russia
As questions swirl around Donald Trump’s associates’ clandestine meetings with Russia operatives, journalists on Thursday are prepared to pepper the president with the very questions he appears adamant to avoid when he holds a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron.
Fox News contributor Rachel Campos-Duffy on Thursday argued the press is “unpatriotic” for using this conference to get some answers from the president.
“He is going to have to address it, and you know that the Democrats and the liberals in the media are so unhinged that it is going to come up in this press conference,” Campos-Duggy began. “And what is exciting about a Donald Trump news conference as you really can’t predict what is going to happen.”
“It used to be unpatriotic to ask these kinds of questions on foreign soil,” she continued. “And I think that this just shows where the Democrats are at. It is all it is all about obstructing, and taking this president down.”
“I think we can all agree there are a lot of things that used to be unpatriotic that have been accepted by the Republican Party, but goodness, for President Trump, there could not be a better time for him to escape the United States,” Fox News contributor Jehmu Greene said.
“But the great thing about this press conference is that we actually get to ask the president questions,” she added. “The fact that he is only doing press conferences with other world leaders is a really bad sign for our democracy.”
Trump has not held a press conference on U.S. soil since June 9, when he stood beside President Klaus Iohannis of Romania and answered fueled questions over whether he has tapes of his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey (he doesn’t).
The last time Trump stood solo before the press was his freewheeling February 16 news conference, where the president attacked the media and declared “Russia is fake news.”
In the months since, the investigation into Trump associates’ ties to Russia has expanded to include the president’s own son, Donald Trump Jr., after he proved willing to obtain information on former rival Hillary Clinton from an emissary of the Russian government. That meeting was also attended by former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner.
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