Published: Fri, July 27, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

White House bans CNN's Kaitlan Collins over 'wrong questions'

White House bans CNN's Kaitlan Collins over 'wrong questions'

"To be clear, we support a free press and ask that everyone be respectful of the presidency and guests at the White House", she said. And it was deeply concerning to many reporters, even among CNN's rivals.

"We stand in strong solidarity with CNN for the right to full access for our journalists as part of a free and unfettered press", Fox News president Jay Wallace said late Wednesday.

Both he and the U.S. president are ready for further summits, the Russian leader said, but conditions need to be right for any meeting to take place.

"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", the network said.

Traditional rival Fox News also attacked the ban. The president is scheduled to attend events in Iowa and IL.

Trump's so-called war with the media has taken on many forms, but Wednesday's action against Collins was a serious escalation.

Speaking to reporters at a summit of BRICS countries in South Africa, Putin said telephone calls between Moscow and Washington were insufficient and that both sides needed to meet to talk about issues like the Iran nuclear deal and global conflicts.

The entreaty comes after the White House began pouring cold water on the idea. Maybe they want to intimidate other reporters.

Cardinals fans would never do what these Cubs fans did
One person defending the move responding to the tweet, "I like this guy, and he's got a pair of incredible shades on". A Chicago baseball fan has become public enemy number one after shamefully stealing a game ball off a little boy.

'Sounds to me like someone is trying to make up stories in order to get himself out of an unrelated jam (Taxi cabs maybe?).

"I can only assume the president ordered them to do that", CNN's Wolf Blitzer said on "The Situation Room" Wednesday evening.

Other journalists who were in the room disputed the White House account.

The White House Correspondents Association said "this type of retaliation is wholly inappropriate, wrong-headed, and weak. It can not stand", WHCA President Olivier Knox said. "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".

CNN's Jeff Zeleny pointed out on Twitter that asking questions is what reporters do every day.

What's new is Trump's engagement - he's answered questions on everything from his alleged former mistress Stormy Daniels to Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election during these brief media hits. "If he doesn't, that's his prerogative, but no one should be banned for doing this important job", Zeleny wrote.

She reacted by saying, "You're banning me from an event because you didn't like the questions I asked".

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