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National security adviser John Bolton on Sunday addressed the White House’s decision to scrap his previously scheduled interview with CNN after one of the network’s reporters allegedly “disrespected” President Donald Trump last week.
Bolton was dismissive when ABC News’ Jonathan Karl asked him about Trump’s repeated attacks on the press and whether it was appropriate for the White House to deny a news organization access to an administration official.
“Look, in reality I don’t seek out the press,” said Bolton, a former Fox News contributor. “I don’t talk to them. I appear when I’m asked to and if I’m not asked to appear I don’t do it. And I don’t communicate with them either as you could find out if you consulted your friends in the Washington press corps who I don’t communicate with.”
After Bolton’s scheduled interview with CNN was abruptly canceled, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders explained that a CNN reporter, Jim Acosta, had been “rude” to President Donald J. Trump, therefore they shut the interview down.
The article goes on to state the following:
CNN, as well as NBC and ABC, have been frequent targets of Trump’s unrelenting assault on the media. When asked whether Trump’s aggressive rhetoric is undermining the free press, Bolton demurred.
“I think the question’s silly,” Bolton responded.
In the video below, Bolton speaks about the indictment of 12 Russians announced earlier this week, President Trump’s upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladamir Putin, NATO and other topics as well answering questions about the canceled CNN interview. Questions about the administration’s relationship with the press begin at minute mark 11:07.
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