Quantcast
Connect with us

WATCH: CNN’s Kaitlan Collins calls out Trump for attacking fellow reporter during coronavirus briefing

Published

on

During a press briefing today to address the latest developments surrounding the growing coronavirus outbreak, President Trump lashed out at NBC’s Peter Alexander, accusing him of being a “terrible reporter.”

“I say that you’re a terrible reporter… It is a bad signal that you are putting out to the American people,” Trump told Alexander after he asked what message Trump would send to a scared public. “The American people are looking for hope and the same with NBC and Comcast who you do work for — let me say something — that’s really bad reporting. You want to get back to reporting instead of sensationalism.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Later during the same conference, CNN’s Kaitlan Collins challenged Trump over his exchange with Alexander, asking if it was appropriate to attack journalist amidst a global health crisis.

“You see yourself as a wartime president right now leading this country through this pandemic we’re experiencing,” Collins said, addressing Trump. “Do you really think going off on Peter, going off on a network is appropriate when the country’s going through something like this?”

“I do,” Trump replied. “Because I think Peter is — I’ve dealt with Peter for a long time, and I think Peter is not a good journalist when it comes to fairness.”

“But he’s asking for your message to the country,” Collins interjected.

“Oh, I think it’s a good message because the country has to understand that there is indeed, whether we like it or not — and some of the people in this room won’t like it — there’s a lot of really great news and great journalism, and there’s a lot of fake news out there.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Watch the full exchange below:


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

‘They don’t understand what it means to be American’: Ex-Pentagon chief blasts White House

Published

on

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany explained Wednesday that President Donald Trump went to St. John's Church with his Bible because it's what former President George W. Bush did after Sept. 11 and what Winston Churchill did during World War II. The problem, of course, being that protesters demanding an end to police brutality aren't the same as Al-Qaeda or the Nazis and it's police killing unarmed Americans, not Black Lives Matter.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

‘Comically ridiculous’: Kayleigh McEnany sparks outrage by comparing Trump to Winston Churchill

Published

on

At Wednesday's White House briefing, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany compared President Donald Trump's church photo-op stunt to British Prime Minister Winston Churchill inspecting bombing damage during the Nazi raids in World War II.

Kayleigh compares the President’s photo op to Churchill inspecting bombing damage pic.twitter.com/KP5ovHMYzI

— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) June 3, 2020

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Team Trump ‘running for cover’ after attempt to crack down on protests results in ‘humiliation’: conservative columnist

Published

on

Writing in the Washington Post this Wednesday, columnist Jennifer Rubin writes that the "tear-gassing of peaceful protesters, the debasement of St. John’s Episcopal Church, the wholly inappropriate participation of the defense secretary and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the goose step across Lafayette Square" were actually President Trump's way of compensating for reports that he retreated to an underground bunker when protesters got close to the White House.

Rubin points to Trump's claim that he went to the bunker for an "inspection." But according to Defense Secretary Mark Esper, he had no idea where Trump and the rest of his entourage were going.

Continue Reading
 
 
You need honest news coverage. Help us deliver it. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image