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WH Bans CNN Reporter For Asking Trump About Putin

WH Bans CNN Reporter For Asking Trump About Putin

It is standard protocol for reporters to ask the president questions at such events, and Trump, unlike some of his predecessors, often engages. Just because the White House is uncomfortable with a question regarding the news of the day doesn't mean the question isn't relevant and shouldn't be asked.

"Reporters have pretty much learned to tune out the cries of the wranglers in hopes of securing answers to their shouted questions". "She also asked Trump if he is anxious about what might be on any other tapes recorded by Cohen, and why Russian President Vladimir Putin had not yet accepted Trump's invitation to come to Washington". "I've seen it on lower thirds", Shine said to a group of reporters assembled outside the White House Thursday. "That's because Trump's long-suffering press wranglers start shouting "time to go" at the very moment that the formalities conclude-and then Trump proceeds to drag things out by taking a question here, a question there".

Sarah Sanders, the White House spokeswoman, said:...

Smith laid out the response from the White House to a torrent of criticism from journalists after they banned Collins Wednesday from an announcement from the president in the Rose Garden at the White House.

"To be clear, we support a free press and ask that everyone be respectful of the presidency and guests at the White House", Sanders said. Maybe they believe these battles are "good" for the White House.

While Shine did not engage in a full conversation with reporters on Wednesday's incident, counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway told reporters that the White House doesn't object to reporters asking questions of the president but that she felt Collins' exchange didn't demonstrate a necessary level of civility and politeness.

The White House Correspondents Association said "this type of retaliation is wholly inappropriate, wrong-headed, and weak".

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On his visit to the UK, Mr Trump attacked an article in The Sun on the same grounds, although retracted his statement after speaking to a reporter from the paper.

The White House also didn't respond on the record to a question from the pool.

The president gets the publicity he wants - footage, say, of his hand-shake with another head of state or signing key legislation into law.

"CNN is fake news, I don't take questions from CNN", the president snapped during a press conference in Britain earlier this month.

She and her employer, CNN, said she was barred because White House officials found her questions "inappropriate", which Gidley disputed.

Shine, the former co-president of Fox News, joined the White House as deputy chief of staff for communications last month.