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When rude, disrespectful Playboy reporter Brian “Loudmouth” Karem attempted to take over a coronavirus press briefing Tuesday in the Rose Garden, President Donald Trump threatened to leave and let the reporter take questions from the press.
Fittingly, Karem is a CNN contributor and ranking member of the TDS cabal. After a cursory glance at his Twitter feed, one may wonder why the journalist is even granted access to White House press events.
Nonetheless, the president called on him during a Q&A session and it quickly went downhill.
“I know you want to blame the WHO, but I’ve spoken to hundreds of people across the country in the last few weeks,” Karem claimed. “They say they still can’t get tested and they’re not social distancing because –”
“So the governors,” the president interjected, “I know your question. You ready? The governors, the governors are supposed to do testing. It’s up to the governors.”
Trump then moved on to the next reporter, but having been upstaged and failing to fully get in his ‘gotcha’ question, Karem continued to talk, shouting over a colleague trying to ask a question.
“Quiet, quiet,” Trump told Karem, clearly getting agitated at the rude behavior. “The governors are doing the testing. It’s now not up — and it hasn’t been up to the federal government.”
Having a rare moment in the limelight and succeeding in getting under the president’s skin, the resistance reporter wasn’t about to relent and continued to shout.
“I told them when they put this guy here, it’s nothing but trouble,” Trump then said, in reference to Karem. “He’s a showboat. If you keep talking, I’ll leave and you can have it out with the rest of these people. If you keep talking, I’m going to leave and you can have it out with them.”
“It’s just a simple question,” Karem said.
“Just a loudmouth,” Trump added.
Karem takes great pride in hostile confrontations at White House press events, which helps him retain his gig at CNN, no doubt.
His press credentials were pulled last year after a confrontation with former White House aide Sebastian Gorka — Karem had challenged Gorka to “go outside and have a long conversation” after bellyaching over seating assignments.
After a legal battle, Karem was successful in having his credentials restored.
The reporter took to Twitter after Tuesday’s stunt to revel in the favorable responses.
“I have never seen a president threaten to leave his own press briefing before,” Karem tweeted.
— Brian J. Karem (@BrianKarem) April 14, 2020
Here’s a quick sampling of responses to Tuesday’s incident from Twitter:
Why is @BrianKarem allowed into the White House?
He is a reporter for Playboy Magazine.
Since when is Playboy a political news source?
He is just a loudmouth with a press pass.
— DeAnna Lorraine 🇺🇸 (@DeAnna4Congress) April 14, 2020
Brian Karem acts like a five year old who won’t shut up after being told no. pic.twitter.com/yYF7Bd6oDS
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) April 14, 2020
Yamiche and Brian Karem are constantly battle to take Jim Acosta’s crown as class clown.
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) April 15, 2020
That’s the ‘angry drunk’ that was yelling at Gorka a while back
— Paul Foster (@pfoster19) April 15, 2020
Everything about @BrianKarem is GROSS! Behavior, Looks & Questions
— Katie✨Van🇺🇸 (@katie_ricsresto) April 14, 2020
Because HE’S NOT DECENT!!!
— Crystal Murphy (@CrystalLMurphy4) April 14, 2020
They see others doing this crap and getting all the attention, so they decide they want in on it too. These aren’t journalists. They’re activists with a press pass.
— STU (@ShempKnowsBest) April 15, 2020
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