Friday’s White House press briefing ended with a tense exchange between Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany and Kaitlan Collins, a CNN White House correspondent.
“I don’t call on activists,” McEnany said before she left the lectern, a comment apparently directed at Collins.
“I’m not an activist and you hadn’t taken questions since Oct. 1 and you just took about five, Kayleigh,” Collins responded as McEnany walked out of the room.
“That’s not doing your job, your taxpayer-funded job,” she added.
Kayleigh McEnany smears Kaitlan Collins as an “activist” as she walks away after taking just a few questions pic.twitter.com/v0Wt0C17JC
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 20, 2020
Collins later followed up on Twitter: “It’s understandable why someone who hasn’t done their job — taking questions from reporters — in weeks would confuse someone else doing theirs with activism.”
It’s understandable why someone who hasn’t done their job — taking questions from reporters — in weeks would confuse someone else doing theirs with activism.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) November 20, 2020
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