White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Saturday that the White House decided to cancel an interview between CNN and national security adviser John Bolton after a CNN reporter “disrespected” President Trump earlier this week.
“Actually a @CNN reporter disrespected @POTUS & PM May during their press conference,” Sanders tweeted in response. “Instead of rewarding bad behavior, we decided to reprioritize the TV appearances for administration officials.”
Sanders was referring to Trump’s refusal to take questions from the network on Friday during an international press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May.
Trump lashed out at the network after CNN reporter Jim Acosta tried to ask him a question. “CNN is fake news. I don’t take questions from CNN,” Trump responded.
“Let’s go to a real network,” he added, giving a question to Fox News’s John Roberts.
“Well we’re a real network too, sir,” Acosta responded.
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