Trump Throws Reporters Out of White House Event About Free Speech & Censorship
Donald Trump’s administration had reporters ejected from a press conference with supporters following a long speech in which Trump complained about censorship in the media.
Because when it comes to Trump, hypocrisy knows no bounds.
As Trump was answering a question from former aide Sebastian Gorka, the livestream of the event was cut off and mainstream reporters were escorted out of the room.
Gorka was asking Trump “what message would you have us send to our followers?” at the time of the ejection.
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Trump also said his administration was working to defend “free speech,” then accused the media of not being “free speech.” He also accused Twitter of tampering with his follower count and alleged people have told him they can’t see his tweets.
“We have terrible bias. We have censorship like no one has any understanding, nobody can believe,” Trump said.
So much for all those complaints about censorship. Here’s the moment the WH feed went dark in the middle of Gorka’s question to Trump pic.twitter.com/7uHJl01J1r
— Marcus Gilmer (@marcusgilmer) July 11, 2019
Twitter had some thoughts:
There you have it. No press briefings and now the alt-right conspiracy social media sites have a private audience with the most powerful man in the world.
— devillefilm 📽️ (@devillefilm) July 11, 2019
I’d wager this isn’t the first time “escorts” and “Trump” have been used in same sentence.
— PBCurley (@PBCurley) July 11, 2019
Most transparent president ever 😂😂😂😂
— Kingpin (@Jeffreyking312) July 11, 2019
“But we need to protect 1st amendment constitutional rights” — Trump literally 30 minutes ago
— Taryn Jay 🌹 (@vox__humana) July 11, 2019