The story has been going on about Trump not liking the CNN cable news channel….
He actually has been peddling his view that any story he doesn’t like is ‘fake news’….
Trump won’t take questions from CNN reporters in particular ….
There was the report that Donald Trump grew angry when it was discovered that his wife was watching CNN on their recent trip flight back from Europe….
But the latest seems to have stored up other media against Trump….
After CNN reporter Kaitlin Collins asked Trump a question , and he refused to answer?
He banned the CNN reporter outright from the White House…
The reaction from the media has been swift, including Trump’s favorite news channel Fox….
They are unhappy, and believe that Trump’s action is wrong….
Jay Wallace, president of Fox News, which is frequently praised by Trump, expressed support for CNN. “We stand in strong solidarity with CNN for the right to full access for our journalists as part of a free and unfettered press,” Wallace said in a statement.
Olivier Knox, president of the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA), denounced the White House decision. “We strongly condemn the White House’s misguided and inappropriate decision today to bar one of our members from an open press event after she asked questions they did not like,” Knox said in a statement.
“This type of retaliation is wholly inappropriate, wrong-headed, and weak. It cannot stand.
“Reporters asking questions of powerful government officials, up to and including the president, helps hold those people accountable. In our republic, the WHCA supports the prerogative of all reporters to do their jobs without fear of reprisal from the government,” Knox said….
Fox anchors Bret Beer , Stephen Shepard and Lou Hobbs have all expressed support for the CNN reported and both have gotten heat from Trump supporters….
It appears that things got so bad from Trump yesterday with the media that to duck the questions Trump would get from reporters walking to Marine One for a trip?
Trump went to the airport by motorcade….
The excuse was the weather….
There was clear blue skies…..