Watch WH Makeup Artist (and Former Russia Today Employee) Scream at Press to Get Out of Trump’s Meeting
Donald Trump berated the media on Tuesday for worrying first lady Melania that he had suffered a heart attack when he made an unscheduled visit to Walter Reed Medical Center over the weekend.
“I went for a physical, and I came back,” Trump described to reporters during a cabinet meeting Tuesday when describing the doctor’s visit. “My wife said, ‘Darling, are you Ok? What’s wrong? Oh, they’re reporting that you may have had a heart attack.'”
“I said, ‘Why did I have a heart attack.'”
“‘Because you went to Walter Reed Medical Center,'” he paraphrased he and his wife’s conversation.
Trump’s visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland on Saturday sparked speculation that he had health concerns, and that his visit was spurred by “chest discomfort.”
After Trump fielded a few questions, NBC News’ Hallie Jackson tried to ask Trump “Will you testify” at the impeachment proceedings, but White House staffer Katie Price stepped in front of her and tried to shut the whole thing down.
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Trump ignored Jackson — and Price — but took another question about trade. When Trump finished that answer, reporters tried to ask more questions, but Price got more aggressive.
“Press, we’re finished, let’s go!” Price screamed.
As the reporters continued to ask questions, Price shouted “Let’s go, make your way out! We’re finished.”
Jackson again tried to ask Trump if he will appear at the hearings, but Price said “Hallie, let’s go, come on, we’re finished. Come on, let’s go, keep moving! Come on, let’s go. Hallie, let’s go, come on.”
Price was formerly a makeup artist for Russian government-owned cable network RT America — as well as for CNN — before joining the Trump White House as a “production assistant” in 2017. Back when the White House press secretary still appeared on camera with regularity, Price split her duties between giving Sarah Huckabee Sanders that famous smoky eye and “wrangling” members of the press pool at photo ops like this cabinet meeting.
You can even see Steve Mnuchin look back at Price while she is basically screaming in his ear.