While most Americans know all about notoriously obnoxious CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta, fewer know about his twin spirit, Kaitlan Collins.
Also a White House correspondent for CNN, Collins has her own track record of obnoxiousness, rudeness, fake news and attention-seeking behavior. And thanks to President Donald Trump, she too may soon become a household name.
During a White House coronavirus briefing Thursday, the president purposefully and repeatedly ignored Collins in favor of reporters/correspondents from less unreliable outlets.
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“Mr. President, two questions for you,” Collins could be heard saying as the clip above began.
“I didn’t call you. I called this gentleman,” the president replied as he pointed to a Bloomberg reporter seated behind the CNN correspondent.
“Who are you with?” he then asked the Bloomberg reporter.
“I’m with Bloomberg,” the reporter replied, prompting the president to ask how the company’s CEO, now-withdrawn Democrat presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg, happens to be faring.
Not once during the entire briefing did Trump call on Collins, though she tried repeatedly to be granted an opportunity to pepper him with would have most likely been highly inappropriate questions and/or comments.
The video footage below shows her trying and failing yet again to pique his attention even after the briefing formally ended.
The president’s dismissal of Collins comes as CNN has ratcheted its anti-Trump, #OrangeManBad rhetoric up to levels previously thought impossible to achieve.
From publishing lies about the president’s coronavirus response to misportraying his good-faith attempts to inspire hope in the masses, the far-left network seems to remain committed to its #OrangeManBad narrative regardless of the facts.
Below is an example of CNN lying “by insinuation”:
At no point has Trump urged people to stop social distancing. This is a lie by insinuation. https://t.co/KdSKicjRPg
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) March 26, 2020
Below is an example of CNN just outright lying:
38% of Americans wouldn’t buy Corona beer “under any circumstances” because of the coronavirus, according to a recent survey.
Just to be abundantly clear: There is no link between the virus and the beer. https://t.co/xNUnkZvwtE
— CNN International (@cnni) February 28, 2020
Below is an example of CNN trashing Trump but praising New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo for their shared optimism about chloroquine, a possible coronavirus cure:
Also, have your network take down this entire article about “false hope” since you are praising Cuomo, who has also expressed optimism over hydroxychloroquine. https://t.co/S4d5Nb0Hp0
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) March 22, 2020
MUST WATCH: CNN & the Fake News media double standard ⬇️
When @realDonaldTrump expresses optimism about hydroxychloroquine treating the coronavirus it’s “false hope”
When the Democrat Governor of New York does it, it’s actual “hope” & “leadership”
Can’t have it both ways! pic.twitter.com/UmLzYHPHsd
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) March 22, 2020
Below is an example of CNN purposefully ignoring those parts of the White House’s coronavirus briefings which run against their #OrangeManBad narrative:
CNN is now airing the press conference again
They cut away the moment that Mike Pence came on and they rejoined the press conference the moment that Dr. Deborah Birx was finished talking
In other words, CNN refused to air the two officials that make the admin look the best https://t.co/3isEK80vgq
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 25, 2020
Below is an example of CNN trying “to manufacture an issue out of Trump and others touching the same microphone”:
CNN tried to manufacture an issue out of Trump and others touching the same microphone. Dr. Fauci shut them down. pic.twitter.com/vY6uG73gPO
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) March 15, 2020
And below are multiple examples of CNN spouting Chinese propaganda by falsely claiming that the labeling of the coronavirus as the “Chinese Wuhan” coronavirus is racist:
Jim @Acosta says it is “going to come across to a lot of Americans as smacking of xenophobia” with regards to Trump pointing out the coronavirus started out in Wuhan, China. pic.twitter.com/CFs1GVm3dt
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) March 12, 2020
Trump again calls Coronavirus the “Chinese virus.”
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) March 19, 2020
This is a President who, at best, uses racialized language and stereotypes to placate supporters and, at worst, holds what are racist and xenophobic views.https://t.co/PcswXESQDR
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) March 20, 2020
The network has also been accused directly by Trump’s campaign of distorting his words as they pertain to the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic.
In statements last month, he described attempts by Democrats and their media allies to politicize the crisis as their “new hoax.”
“They tried the impeachment hoax. That was a perfect conversation. They tried anything. They tried it over and over again. They’ve been doing it since you got in. It’s all turning. They lost. And this is their new hoax,” he said during a campaign rally in South Carolina.
White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney agreed with this assessment and noted how, despite accusations from the left that the administration was unprepared for the crisis, the Trump administration had in fact been taking actions since January.
“Several weeks ago, we put restrictions on travelers coming in from China,” he said while speaking at this year’s CPAC conference. “We were accused by some on the left of being racist for doing that. I’m not making that up. That was in the press. This was an anti-Asian policy that we’re doing this.”
“The last time we enforced a federal quarantine was 1969 for small pox. We did it over a month ago in this administration in order to prevent a further outbreak in this country. We took extraordinary steps four or five weeks ago. Why didn’t you hear about it? What was still going on four or five weeks ago?”
CNN was among the networks that bashed the president’s restrictions as racist. Weeks later, the network began falsely accusing him of describing the coronavirus itself as a “hoax.”
“For a full 7-minute segment hosted by CNN’s Ana Cabrera today, CNN repeatedly featured a total lie on screen, pushing the repeatedly debunked false claim that President Trump called the coronavirus a ‘hoax,'” the president’s campaign noted in a statement published on Sunday, March 15.
“This is a shocking, inexcusable, deliberate effort by CNN to mislead Americans and spread misinformation about President Trump’s efforts to combat the coronavirus.”
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