Skip to comments.CNN Freak Out: Trump Takes Zero Questions, Reporters Lose It
Posted on 01/03/2019 6:29:40 PM PST by Kaslin
As reported here on Townhall by my boss Matt, President Trump made a special appearance this evening in the White House briefing room where he congratulated Nancy Pelosi on becoming Speaker of The House while also speaking to his main point of urging Democrats to support and fund the wall.
Trump yet again stated that without a wall, you couldn't have a secure U.S. and Mexico border. President Trump brought different voices to the table by having former, and current border patrol agents there to speak to why a wall is non-negotiable.
"Without a wall you can not have border security," Trump stated, after statements from border patrol officers.
"Without a very strong form of barrier, call it what you will, but without a wall you can't have border security it won't work," Trump added.
Brandon Judd, a 21-year border patrol veteran, thanks President Trump for his support and says walls work.
I can personally tell you, from the work that I have done on the southwest border, that physical barriers, that walls, actually work. pic.twitter.com/iMiD4eAMns Kyle Morris (@RealKyleMorris) January 3, 2019
First time @realDonaldTrump visits the #PressBriefing room. Talks #BorderSecurity #BorderWall #GovtShutdown but no questions @ICEgov @DHSgov @CBP pic.twitter.com/O2yuhIyIkl Kevin Corke (@kevincorke) January 3, 2019
The mainstream media and especially the folks over at CNN freaked out over President Trump not only taking the podium, but became furious by the fact he took zero questions from the press.
CNN White House reporter, Kaitlan Collins, was mainly triggered by President Trump not answering questions.
She wrote on Twitter, "Its not a press briefing if you dont take questions." She was also heard yelling in the background regarding the matter of not answering questions while President Trump and this team was exiting the briefing room.
Its not a press briefing if you dont take questions. Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) January 3, 2019
President Trumps first time at the podium. pic.twitter.com/ZpUrGhcyXA Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) January 3, 2019
Brian Stelter, yet again of CNN, also became triggered over President Trump taking no questions after the briefing concluded:
The @PressSec announced a "briefing," but did not hold one. Trump spoke, but left without taking any Q's. A reporter shouted: "Sarah, are you coming back? Are you not taking any questions at all?" She didn't. Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 3, 2019
And more outrage from CNN reporters over the briefing came later:
President Trump leaves briefing room without taking questions -- making it crystal clear that it was a political dog-and-pony show, rather than an attempt to answer questions about opening the government. No questions taken by Trump or Sanders in first WH briefing of year. Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) January 3, 2019
There were no questions taken by Sanders or Trump during the first press briefing of 2019. Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) January 3, 2019
This afternoon President Trump tweeted this video stressing the importance of building a wall:
pic.twitter.com/jsOrDtwdEa Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2019
CNN is still sore about losing the 2016 election.
She wrote on Twitter, “Its not a press briefing if you dont take questions.”
I heard this stupid twat live - I just didn’t know who it was.
No, idiot. “Press briefing” means a briefing for the press. It’s only two words. Maybe if she tries REAL hard she can figure it out.
CNN is angry at Trump again, what’s new?
Great job by POTUS
Brilliant. This shows the hateful little media children having a hissy fit.
Parents across the country are warning their kids that lying can result in their having to work for CNN.
Golly Jeff; wuz you a pony or a dog?
Trump left them with nothing but the facts. Nothing to spin
Am hoping it’s the new look of all press conferences.
They may want to submit questions in writing — which may or may not be answered.
Why does CNN want to ask a President they don’t like a question? Does that even make any sense?
The MSM got played pretty badly at this briefing.
They know it and they do not like the fact that President Trump got his message out via their medium and they were not given a chance to spin their narrative.
Jeff, I worked for the federal government and I experienced shutdown situations. Federal employees are fine during this time.
They do not need sympathy. They need a massive downsizing.
|synonyms:||conference, meeting, interview;|
Fooled ‘em again!
The Press does many bait and switchs, but squeals like stuck pigs when the tables are turned.
Fun to watch.
I loved the press conference. Not taking questions was the best part
Trump punks the media, gotta love it!
You gotta love our President. Keeps the media in a state of chaotic rage.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.