Shep Smith responds to White House version of ‘disinvite’ of CNN reporter

Shep Smith responds to White House version of ‘disinvite’ of CNN reporter

'Fox And Friends' avoids questioning Kellyanne Conway about CNN reporter ban

Asked whether Mr. Trump had directed the decision, Gidley replied- "The President does feel strongly about this".

Reporters can then ask any question on any topic.

A CNN reporter said she was blocked from an open media event at the White House on Wednesday after officials objected to questions she asked President Donald Trump at an event earlier in the day.

There are plenty of questions Trump might want to avoid.

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Deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said Kaitlan Collins was denied access to Mr. Trump's Rose Garden event with the European Commission president on Wednesday because of her refusal to leave the Oval Office during a previous availability with the president. Collins asked. "Mr. President, are you anxious about what Michael Cohen is going to say to prosecutors?.Why has Vladimir Putin not accepted your invitation, Mr. President?"

Earlier this week, CNN published Cohen's audio recording of a conversation with Trump talking about a payment related to Playboy model Karen McDougal, who claims she had an affair with Trump.

"To address the thing about how Collins "refused" to leave the session upon request: Such a "refusal" could well be attributed to just about any pool representative who has filed into an Oval Office meeting, "wrote media critic Erik Wemple at the Washington Post".

"It's still kind of doing the old-fashioned notion of reporter with some kind of objectivity. and I think that drives the president absolutely insane", added Thompson, from the SI Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Even Fox News weighed in, with network President Jay Wallace saying, "We stand in strong solidarity with CNN for the right to full access for our journalists as part of a free and unfettered press". "The idea that there is a delicate decorum- that's not how we conduct ourselves in this White House", Tapper told Stephen Colbert. Shine said to reporters on Thursday, referring to Collins, standing outside the West Wing and addressing reporters standing several feet away. "You ask her, focus now, you ask her if we ever used the word ban".

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

Fox News' chief political anchor Bret Baier defended Collins on-air and in a series of tweets Wednesday.

But whether CNN succeeds in treading a middle ground depends on who you ask, he said.

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