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Don Lemon Hits Back at WH: Barring Kaitlan Collins Is ‘Odd Way’ of Showing You Support a Free Press

CNN’s Don Lemon knocked the White House tonight for barring Kaitlan Collins from covering a Trump event today.

Collins’ supposed sin here was shouting out questions to Trump at the end of today’s pool spray. As Lemon said, “I’m going to state the obvious here. Kaitlan Collins is doing her job. She was doing her job. It is her job to ask questions of the president even if he doesn’t like those questions. It is standard operating procedure for reporters to ask the persident questions. Sometimes he answers, sometimes he doesn’t answer. There’s nothing unusual about Kaitlan Collins doing her job. It is unusual for the white House to ban her for doing her job.”

Lemon then brought up the explanation from Sarah Sanders, which said that they actually do support a free press:

Lemon read out that part and sighed before saying, “Odd way of showing it, don’t you think?”

His panel agreed that the White House was out of line, with April Ryan sending Collins a “bravo.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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