CNN analyst and Playboy reporter Brian Karem swore at President Trump at a White House Rose Garden event in July.
This was just before the now viral video-taped confrontation with former Trump administration official Sebastian Gorka in which Karem challenged Gorka to a fight.
Gorka and another witness said they heard Karem swear at Trump.
In addition to cursing the President, Karem threatened, heckled and insulted Trump’s guests in the Rose Garden.
Trump held a press event with Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in the Rose Garden for an announcement regarding gathering citizenship information for the 2020 census.
In attendance were guests of the President who had been invited to his social media summit held earlier Thursday.
According to Gorka, who attended the social media summit as an invited guest, Karem called Trump “that f*cking moron” after the President ignored Karem bellowing if he would take questions from the press. It was that profane outburst, spoken in a low voice by Karem not heard on the videos but loud enough to be heard by the social media summit guests, that led to the back and forth between Gorka and Karem caught on video.
CLIP: After official White House event on American census, members of the invited crowd exchange words with the media…. pic.twitter.com/re8Cb6H0XM
— Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) July 11, 2019
Karem’s fellow reporters who were within earshot of Karem, failed to report his cursing President Trump.
Social media summit guest Ryan Fournier reported that Karem swearing at Trump provoked the confrontation, “When President Trump didn’t respond to Brian Karem yelling questions at him, he said profanities under his breath towards POTUS. He was called out and then said we were all “eager for demonic possession” – total nut job!”
When President Trump didn’t respond to Brian Karem yelling questions at him, he said profanities under his breath towards POTUS.
He was called out and then said we were all “eager for demonic possession” – total nut job!
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) July 12, 2019
On Friday Brian Karem said he lost his White House press pass for 30 days after his profane outburst in the Rose Garden.
swore at President Trump a