Lara Trump says journalists refusing to carry Coronavirus Task Force briefings are “un-American.” She’s talking about you, CNN & MSNBC
Lara Trump, appearing on The Todd Starnes Radio Show, fired a shot at CNN, one of most notorious anti-Trump cable news channels in America.
The White House hit CNN and MSNBC for cutting away from Monday evening’s coronavirus briefing from President Trump and his administration.
White House spokesman Judd Deere called it “pretty disgraceful” that the networks did not show the entire briefing.
“For any outlet out there that wants to call themselves a news outlet and describes themselves as journalist – to consider not taking these press briefings live to disseminate across the country to the American people at a time of crisis in the midst of a national disaster is completely outrageous, un-American and rather disgusting actually,” Trump told Starnes. Listen to the full interview by clicking here.
CNN is currently not taking the White House coronavirus briefing. Fox and MSNBC are.
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) March 31, 2020
A CNN spokesperson responded to Deere’s tweet in a statement: “If the White House wants to ask for time on the network, they should make an official request. Otherwise we will make our own editorial decisions.”
An MSNBC network spokesperson told The Hill that the network aired the briefing for more than an hour before cutting away “because the information no longer appeared to be valuable to the important ongoing discussion around public health.”
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