Donald Trump wants things done his way, if it’s not done his way then he thinks it’s the wrong way. On Monday Trump was asked a few questions by a reporter during a photo op with White House interns. Trump just simple tried to hush the reporter because they were questions he wasn’t willing to answer.
Associated Press reporter Catherine Lucey first asked Trump if Jeff Sessions should resign. Trump did not answer, he just rolled his eyes.
Then Lucey asked, “Do you have a message on health care?”
Trump fired back at Lucey as if she offended him, telling her “Quiet!” and then turning around to tell the interns, “You see, they’re not supposed to do that, but they do it. But they’re not supposed to.” He added after, “Get her out of here.”
"Do you have a message on health care?"
President Trump, during a photo op with WH interns: "Quiet!" pic.twitter.com/6sgBqSrzwi
— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 24, 2017
Obviously Trump knows nothing about being president. According to the AP, it is typical for reporters to call out questions during photo ops or bill signings.
NYT executive editor Dean Baquet explained just how disturbing the incident was in a press statement.
“Nothing like this has ever happened at the White House in our long history of covering multiple administrations of different parties,” Baquet said. “Free media access to a transparent government is obviously of crucial national interest.”
Donald Trump is destroying the free press. That sounds an awful lot like something a dictator would do.
It’s not a democracy if all you hear is Fox News gloat about the president.
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