President Trump Unhappy With New York Post Reporter For Asking About 9th Circuit Ruling
President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faced reporters in the East Room of the White House Friday afternoon, after Trump offered opening remarks where he touted his hopes for “a very, very productive weekend” between the two world leaders.
But when the first question was directed by Daniel Halper of the New York Post, the Commander in Chief made sure that it was known to the room the question was not appropriate to the setting.
Halper asked, “I’m curious about yesterday’s ruling in the 9th Circuit Court — has it caused you to rethink your use of executive order? How will you respond?”
POTUS was not amused.
“Well your question was unrelated to what we’re here for today,” the president began stubbornly, “but I’ll answer it.”
President Trump continued, “We are going to keep our country safe. We are going to do whatever’s necessary to keep our country safe.” He furthered by invoking safety as the foremost concern for the nation. “We’ll be doing something very rapidly… sometime next week,” he offered regarding a potential timeline for next steps, saying they’ll still go through the Court process without offering any follow-up. Questions still remain about the president’s nebulous tweet that declared, “SEE YOU IN COURT.”
Of course, the purpose of opening up the floor to questions from reporters — even from right-leaning outlets like The New York Post — is so questions on recent events can be addressed by the president himself head-on. It was a surprise to absolutely no one that the first question would be to get the President’s reaction to the ruling, and POTUS clearly used the opportunity to take an unnecessary swipe at the media once again.
Watch above, via CNN.
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