Trump-Erdoğan Press Conference Takes Odd Turn When Trump Says He Only Answers ‘Friendly Reporters’
Donald Trump held a joint press conference with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Wednesday where things got awkward after the U.S. President said he only takes questions from people on his side.
“Would you like to pick somebody?” Trump asked Erdoğan after taking a question from the far-right OANN. “A friendly person from Turkey, please. Friendly. Only friendly reporters. There aren’t too many of them around.”
Trump has been attacking the free press ever since he announced his presidency in 2015. It’s important to note that Trump’s new press secretary, Stephanie Grisham has not held a single “daily press briefing” since taking over the job. And not only that, but the White House has not held a press briefing for 247 days.
Take a look at the moment in the video clip below: