Fox News Reporter John Roberts Snarks About Trump Attack in Briefing: ‘Since I Know So Little…’
During the first White House press briefing of 2019, Fox News Chief White House Correspondent John Roberts snuck in a joke about a tweet President Donald Trump tweeted late Sunday night about him and a colleague.
Never thought I’d say this but I think @johnrobertsFox and @GillianHTurner @FoxNews have even less understanding of the Wall negotiations than the folks at FAKE NEWS CNN & NBC! Look to final results! Don’t know how my poll numbers are so good, especially up 19% with Hispanics?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2019
“Since I know so little about this, let me ask you a couple of questions to see if I can educate myself,” Roberts said when called on by White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
“At least we can agree on something,” she replied.
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) said on Sunday that if the president were to move further on DACA and offer at least a path to status, if not a path to citizenship, he would get more Democrats to come to his idea about the need for a border barrier. The president has been resistant going any further than offering three years of moral protections. What is the reason why the president doesn’t believe that DACA recipients should have a path to status?
“I’m not going to negotiate up here,” Sanders responded.
“Why he doesn’t believe that they deserve or should have a path to status,” Roberts pressed.
“Again, I’m not going to get into in negotiating immigration reform up here. That’s why we have the conference and the president asked that they take place over the next three weeks. If focus of this right now is border security. We would like to see that happen,” Sanders said.
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