Contributed by Michelle St. Pierre
In his recent joint press conferences with visiting foreign leaders, it has been noted that President Trump is not taking questions from reporters of liberal news outlets.
President Trump only called on two reporters, both from conservative news agencies, in his press conference with Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday.
Townhall and the Christian Broadcasting Network were chosen by President Trump to ask questions Wednesday.
In his press conference with Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau on Monday, the Daily Caller and Sinclair Broadcasting were chosen.
In his recent press conference with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, President Trump took questions from the New York Post and Fox Business Network.
Reuters and Fox News were called upon during the press conference with Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May last month.
At each of the press conferences with foreign leaders, both the president and the foreign leader answered that same amount of questions from the media. The president would chose from the U.S. media and the foreign leader would chose questions from their home country’s media networks.
Trump received questions Wednesday about whether allies could slow down the process in fixing the Iran nuclear deal. He was also asked about the path to peace in the Middle East. Those questions may seem in proper context with the conference with Prime Minister Benjamin Natanyahu, but it also received criticism about dodging questions about former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s resignation and calls between Trump campaign officials and Russia last fall.
“The fix is in,” CNN’s Jim Acosta said on air minutes after the press conference ended. CNN is a extremely strained relationship with the President that calls the network as putting out “fake news.” Acosta tried to ask President Trump about Russia but the president ignored it.
H/T: The Hill
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