White House Stenographer Who Quit Speaks Out on CNN: Trump is ‘Lying to the American People’
CNN’s Alisyn Camerota held an interview today with Beck Dorey-Stein, a former White House stenographer who recently shed light on how President Trump breaks protocol and hates having his words recorded.
Dorey-Stein began by explaining how Trump could’ve avoided his recent dust-up with British Prime Minister Theresa May if only there was someone recording him in order to provide context for his comments. She also said her fellow stenographers saw a considerable roll back in the Trump Administration because the president apparently doesn’t like being put on the record.
“We quickly learned he does not like microphones near his face, which is difficult because as a stenographer, we often had to do that. His White House and press office often didn’t include us in meetings with the press, so his first interview, there was no stenographer present, and even since then, even if a stenographer is present, he doesn’t often say check the transcript, because the transcript will reveal the truth.”
As Dorey-Stein recalled how Trump spent an hour with Bill O’Reilly at the White House before his interview with the former Fox News host, she noted that Trump is “vulnerable” because he doesn’t have a transcript to fall back on whenever he blasts the press for spreading “fake news.” She continued to say that, the way things are, White House stenographers are only used by Trump to advance his efforts to distort the truth.
“I quit because I couldn’t proud of where I worked any more,” Dorey-Stein said. “I felt like President Trump was lying to the American people, and also not even trying to tell the truth. He wasn’t even going the extra mile to have the stenographers in the room.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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