Kaitlan Collins screen image
CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins was banned from President Trump’s presser in the Rose Garden at the White House Wednesday afternoon after she blurted out ‘inappropriate’ questions earlier at the Oval Office spray.
Earlier Wednesday, President Trump met with President of EU Commission Jean Claude Juncker in the Oval Office to reach an agreement on trade.
Reporters in the pool spray, including Collins began to blurt out questions to the President. Collins thought it was an appropriate time to bring up Michael Cohen and the secret tapes as Juncker sat next to President Trump.
“Did Michael Cohen betray you, Mr. President?” Collins yelled.
Collins also asked President Trump if he was worried about what Cohen is about to say to prosecutors.
CNN hit back at the White House in a statement.
“Collins was told by White House deputy chief of staff for communications Bill Shine and press secretary Sarah Sanders that her questions were ‘inappropriate.’ They were not,” CNN said in a statement.
Statement via CNN PR:
Here is footage of Kaitlan Collins yelling out questions about Michael Cohen in the Oval Office while President Trump is sitting next to Juncker:
The White House banned Kaitlan Collins, a White House reporter for CNN, from a press event after Collins asked President Trump questions at an Oval Office photo op https://t.co/7QN8CoZ7sp pic.twitter.com/hWspq7W1yy
— CNN (@CNN) July 25, 2018
On Tuesday evening, CNN aired a private recording of President Trump discussing with his attorney Michael Cohen how they would purchase rights to Playboy model Karen McDougal’s story about their 2006 affair.