NEW statement from WHCA President @OKnox on White House banning @kaitlancollins from open press event today after she asked questions (as network pooler) that they didn’t like pic.twitter.com/iHXcAZR3vZ
— Monica Alba (@albamonica) July 25, 2018
This after Trump didn't answer my questions on why Putin hadn't accepted his invitation to visit this fall yet. https://t.co/bpQpuWMV93
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) July 25, 2018
Outrageous of the White House to bar @CNN reporter @kaitlancollins from an open press event because it did not like her questions. A strong leader does not fear questions. A strong democracy does not shield its leader from those who question authority. https://t.co/zmwH0vUZ3A
— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) July 25, 2018
Statement regarding CNN press access at today’s White House event. We demand better. pic.twitter.com/s4lSTcHVak
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) July 25, 2018
As today's radio pooler, I was in the Oval Office with @kaitlancollins, heard her questions, thought they were good and timely ones, and find an official government sanction in response to them an absolute, stunning outrage.
— Steven Portnoy (@stevenportnoy) July 25, 2018
Government communicator pro-tip: When dealing with the press, you control the answers, not the questions. https://t.co/YWCTODvf5q
— Josh Campbell (@joshscampbell) July 25, 2018
Fox's Bret Baier: "Fox stands firmly with CNN on this issue of access." https://t.co/lMMzQ45qZ6
— David Goodman (@davidgoodmanTV) July 25, 2018
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) July 25, 2018
Absolutely disgraceful behavior from @presssec and Shine. @kaitlancollins is a tough professional and had every right to ask about Cohen, about whom POTUS has repeatedly tweeted. WH press corps and media writ large needs to unite against this. https://t.co/ryg3Uj8qvG
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 25, 2018
In 2012, a Daily Caller writer interrupted a president during a speech (which never happens), wasn't punished by the WH or WHCA. https://t.co/ZtB525q7Op
Today, a CNN reporter shouted Qs to a president in a pool spray (which happens all the time), was banned by WH from an event.
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) July 25, 2018
I don't always buy "White House is doing Thing X to distract from Issue Y!" theories except when Thing X is trolling the media in which case it's always true. https://t.co/KIAKiVosVq
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) July 25, 2018
Statement from Fox News: "We stand in strong solidarity with CNN for the right to full access for our journalists as part of a free and unfettered press."
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 25, 2018
JUST IN: White House releases statement on incident Wednesday with CNN correspondent. pic.twitter.com/ujaUd5Ydmr
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) July 25, 2018
— Borzou Daragahi 🖊🗒 (@borzou) July 25, 2018
Dear @realDonaldTrump you owe @kaitlancollins an apology. You owe the press an apology. You owe the people of this country an apology. Your actions are that of a tyrant. You have violated your constitutional oath.
— Brian J. Karem (@BrianKarem) July 25, 2018
Sorry you feel that way. They are members of the WH press pool. Kaitlan was doing what pool reporters do. We stand for access for WH reporters-no matter what you think about their coverage. Again -no Reagan supporter loved Sam Donaldson-but he was there-always. https://t.co/X8Oa7IQT6z
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) July 26, 2018
I’m not suggesting an answer, only raising the question: Would White House have reacted as it did today if the reporter asking the exact same questions @kaitlancollins asked worked for another network besides @CNN?
— Paul Farhi (@farhip) July 26, 2018
The White House today banned CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins from an open press event. Fits perfectly with the news that Trump was outraged when he saw Melania watching CNN on Air Force One. This is the behavior of a dictator. pic.twitter.com/9C2gTEddSH
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) July 25, 2018
CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins was banned from a White House press event. Trump's people say it's because she shouted questions. CNN says it's because Trump didn't like her questions. "We demand better," the network tweets https://t.co/68FSc4gEet
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) July 26, 2018