Bret Baier on WH Blocking Kaitlan Collins from Event: ‘Fox Stands Firmly With CNN’
Fox News’ Bret Baier responded to reports that CNN’s Kaitlan Collins, a pool reporter, was barred from an open Rose Garden event.
Speaking on Special Report Wednesday evening, Baier read a statement from CNN defending Collins, who said she was banned from the event after asking a question Trump did not like at an earlier photo-op.
The statement read:
Today CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins was denied access to cover an open press event at the White House. After posing questions to President Trump earlier in the day as the network pool reporter, Collins was told by White House deputy chief of staff for communications Bill Shine and press secretary Sarah Sanders that her questions were inappropriate. They were not. Just because the White House is uncomfortable with a question regarding the news of the day doesn’t mean the question isn’t relevant and shouldn’t be asked. This decision to bar a member of the press is retaliatory in nature and not indicative of an open and free press. We demand better.
Baier then made it clear that Fox News is standing with CNN.
“As a member of the White House press pool, Fox stands firmly with CNN on this issue of access,” Baier said, before noting the White House has not responded to a request for comment.
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