CNN today has been on a tear against the White House and Sean Spicer over today’s off-camera no-audio press gaggle, and it continued with Don Lemon tonight, fresh off talking to Jim Acosta.
Acosta has been all over CNN today blasting the White House for the off-camera gaggle and even calling Spicer “kind of useless” now.
Lemon tonight said that this is about transparency for the American people, and argued that even Trump supporters should not want the President they love to go unchallenged.
The Washington Post White House reporter Abby Phillip pointed out that Trump’s supporters believe briefings have now become about press outlets “persecut[ing] the president.” That got Lemon going:
“Then get better press people! Then tell the truth at the podium! And then it won’t become a dog and pony show! Tell the truth, get better people to represent you, get people who will challenge you, get people who aren’t afraid to tell you the truth, who will stand up there and say, ‘Look, this is the truth, stop tweeting…'”
Watch above, via CNN.
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