During a joint press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday, President Donald Trump blasted NBC after a query he didn’t appreciate from White House correspondent Kristen Welker.
Welker mentioned comments from Trump in which he criticized May and asked the president if he’s giving Russian President Vladimir Putin the “upper hand” by challenging alliances that Putin is looking to destroy.
“See, that’s such dishonest reporting,” Trump said. “Of course it happens to be NBC — which is possibly worse than CNN.”
Trump went on to repeat a claim that he’s made often — that he’s been exceedingly tough on Russia.
“When you look at what we’ve done in terms of Russia,” Trump said. “I guarantee whoever it is in Russia, they’re saying, ‘Oh, gee, do we wish that trump was not the victor in that election.’ We have been far tougher on Russia than anybody.”
Welker’s NBC colleague — Ken Dilanian — came to her defense. He blasted the president for criticizing Welker and NBC for her asking a fact-based question.
Now the president of the United States is accusing @kwelkernbc of “dishonest reporting,” because she asked a fact-based question about statements that all of us heard with our own ears.
— Ken Dilanian (@KenDilanianNBC) July 13, 2018
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