NBC Reporter Takes a Shot at Trump’s ‘Pet Media’ After POTUS Calls on Daily Caller Reporter


A number of mainstream reporters defended White House correspondent Saagar Enjeti, who writes for the Daily Caller — a conservative tabloid co-founded by Fox News host Tucker Carlson — after President Donald Trump was criticized for calling on the “pet media” outlet.

“Just left the joint press conference with @realDonaldTrump and the PM of Italy. Let me guess, the internet is mad I got a question,” joked Enjeti this afternoon — just as the outrage against Trump for calling on him started.

NBC’s Ken Dilanian and freelance writer Dan O’Sullivan were among the Twitter users questioning Enjeti’s right to a question during Trump’s joint presser with Italy’s prime minister.

While it is true that the Daily Caller’s coverage of Trump is primarily friendly and that the outlet has published or hied many, many, many white supremacists, others — including mainstream reporters — stood by Enjeti and argued that he is respected in the press corps and asks important questions, regardless of what website he writes for. Additionally, Enjeti’s defenders noted that critics did not attack the substance of his question — which was on the funding of Trump’s hardline immigration policies — and just knocked his outlet.

This latest outrage regarding Trump and his relationship with the press comes less than a week after many reporters slammed the administration for barring CNN’s Kaitlan Collins from attending a White House event. Ironically, before joining CNN and being accepted and defended by mainstream reporters, Collins wrote for the Daily Caller and covered — among other things — which “Syria-sly hot” Syrian refugees America should allow in.

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