Imagine if this happened at a White House press conference.
Reporters had a meltdown when it appeared Polish officials cut off NBC News’ Hallie Jackson after she asked President Trump two questions in a joint press conference Thursday with Polish President Andrzej Duda.
Jackson jumped on the chance to grill the president about Russia, not surprisingly, when Trump was able to address questions by the press assembled at the news conference.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 6, 2017
“You think it was Russia. Your intelligence agencies have been far more definitive. Why won’t you just agree with them and say it was?” she asked, pressing Trump to admit Russia was behind the interference in the 2016 election.
But many say Jackson took the questioning too far when she went in for a third. Something the Polish moderator didn’t like:
Shocker Hallie Jackson asks a question that has been asked 100 times over the past 8 months. Were is her pulitzer?
— Blanco (@Jimmy__Blanco) July 6, 2017
“Nobody really knows. Nobody really knows for sure,” Trump replied after addressing the number of US intelligence agencies that actually made claims and the question if Russia acted alone.
When Jackson attempted to follow up on her question, a Polish announcer cut her off, stating “Dear lady, two questions, thank you very much. Thank you very much, must go.”
“Dear lady” couldn’t be more condescending and offensive.
— Alexis Fernandes (@AlexFTweets) July 6, 2017
Hoping @HallieJackson adds “Dear Lady” to her twitter profile
— Christopher Daley (@ChrisWDaley) July 6, 2017
Jackson continued to try to ask her question and then attempted to address the Polish president, but the announcer would not allow it.
Cue the liberal media tantrums.
Poles cut @HallieJackson off from asking follow up on Trump’s Russia question.
— Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) July 6, 2017
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 6, 2017
Jackson argued that she was technically only asking a follow-up question, and not attempting a third.
Technically, it was a follow-up. Per protocol, was also about to ask a Q of President Duda of Poland (before they cut the mic.) https://t.co/lZFHfPb38D
— Hallie Jackson (@HallieJackson) July 6, 2017
Of course, critics of the president were quick to condemn the action, spinning the incident to appear that he was avoiding Jackson’s tough questions. But preceding her first words, it was already made clear to reporters that Jackson’s questions would be the final ones at the press conference.
“Very briefly please as the Presidents need to attend a summit in a minute,” the announcer stated as Jackson took the mic.
She asked two good questions. She was awesome. But to say she was cut off after follow up is misleading.
— Jennifer Ann Love (@JENNIFERANNL0VE) July 6, 2017
Follow up is considered the 2nd question not a 3rd. Wtf makes you people feel you need special treatment when time is limited
— blackpowder (@shaygauge24) July 6, 2017
While the NBC reporter got praise and sympathy from some of her colleagues, many found her behavior an embarrassment to the U.S.
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Hallie Jackson deadset embarrassed herself in Poland, the #FakeNews media will never get over the result of the last election.
— ClockUponTheWall (@ClockUponWall) July 6, 2017
— trump019 (@trump019) July 6, 2017
— Echo Lew (@PhinsnNoles) July 6, 2017
@HallieJackson does her best to contribute to the sedition, spreading fake news in Poland, then getting upset she was shut down.
— NatSecVet (@gun) July 6, 2017
— Stan Weber (@spweber54) July 6, 2017
@HallieJackson incredibly rude in Poland. Doesn’t she understand she is representing our country?
— AltMiddle (@Stevenwoolery) July 6, 2017
This woman made a fool of herself! Disgraceful ??????
— Jo Ann (@3172jam) July 6, 2017
Hallie Jackson of MSNBC asked Trump a question.
Don’t let the truth get in the way of your narrative Jim. https://t.co/NwIP5iRtJK
— Eddie (@eddiecarl4468) July 6, 2017
Jim lies again
Trump also took a question from Hallie Jackson of NBC who absolutely loathes Trump.
Why are you still spreading fake news? https://t.co/NwIP5iRtJK
— Eddie (@eddiecarl4468) July 6, 2017
Poland to Hallie Jackson STFU ?? https://t.co/QljXAQFapm
— ?? Cris ?? (@ThePatriot143) July 6, 2017
NBC News flew Hallie Jackson out to Poland to ask Trump this question ? thats fucking stupid . No wonder America hates the media
— Mike Miguel (@MikeMiguel) July 6, 2017
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