Tapper Slams Tillerson For ‘Insulting’ Move of Not Bringing Reporters on Trip to Asia
Rex Tillerson is heading to Asia in his capacity as Secretary of State and foreign policy experts are warning that much depends on his trip going really, really well. Some describe the results of a bad trip as “catastrophic,” considering the precarious position the region is in thanks to North Korea’s increasing provocations.
That’s an occasion that requires a reliable liaison to the American people, right? If it could be “catastrophic” for the trip to go badly — and even if it couldn’t — the people in our democracy should be able to know every detail thanks to the free press. That’s what CNN’s Jake Tapper thinks.
Too bad it’s not going to happen.
Not bringing press on a trip like that is unusual & insulting to any American who is looking for anything but a state-run version of events
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) March 9, 2017
He tweeted today about the administration’s decision not to send reporters along with Tillerson, calling it “insulting to any American who is looking for anything but a state-run version of events.”
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