Yesterday was Thanksgiving and most people spent it with their families.
But White House correspondents were courageously going where we could not, the White House briefings with President Donald Trump, where they bravely asked questions.
CNN’s Kaitlan Collins wanted you to know successful they had been in a tweet.
The crew that got President Trump to answer his first questions in over three weeks. Proud to be part of it. Happy Thanksgiving! pic.twitter.com/1H1uBdxdG9
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) November 26, 2020
No, you got answers from Trump because he wanted to answer you. Asking actual questions is your job, not being Democratic operatives. There’s no bravery to it. Reporters aren’t supposed to be inserting yourself into the story. Yet these characters cannot stop doing that, and making the story about them. Notice all the virtue signaling with the masks.
So a few observations about this preening.
Is this the same Kaitlan Collins who ripped off her mask when she thought the cameras weren’t on her?
— The man with no name (@Dice_Man5000) November 20, 2020
Looks like some of them are wearing KN95 masks from China.
This kind of gathering in the same place for Thanksgiving that has been forbidden by some governors’ edicts. So why is this ok for press? Which only goes to prove the whole absurdity of it all to begin with.
Twitter mocked these folks for seeing themselves as somehow incredibly heroic.
I see a bunch of smug, self-important pricks whom the majority of America can't stand.
— Ordy Packard's Amish Turducken Ranch (@OrdyPackard) November 26, 2020
— @amuse (@amuse) November 26, 2020
— Dr. Richard Harambe (@Richard_Harambe) November 27, 2020
So to understand:
These are the same cranks who support shuttering businesses and pushed the message that we could not gather with our families — in the exact fashion they are huddled together in order to be free to work.
No wonder media approval is lower than Covid. https://t.co/3vLOAaaUjH
— Brad Slager Mail-splaining and Voter Resignation (@MartiniShark) November 27, 2020
This you and the crew? pic.twitter.com/GCWyE4XXmb
— Branson Taylor (@Btaylor74) November 27, 2020
Obama went 6 months without holding a presser in the midst of the financial crisis and pushing through single biggest bill in American history (Obamacare) in mid-2009 to early 2010.
Trump gave daily 3-hour stream of consciousness press conferences at the height of COVID. 😑 https://t.co/3qLuDLWiSy
— Ellen Carmichael (@ellencarmichael) November 27, 2020
Yes, but Obama also spied on reporters too and they didn’t care about that either.
Isolation masks work best if you remain at least 6-ft apart from people who don't live in your household.
You may now carry on with your celebration of mediocrity.
— Nikki Johnson MD⚕🇺🇸 (@notaproviderMD) November 27, 2020
Shh, don’t interrupt their narcissism with science, Doctor.
But here’s another thing. Trump has been one of the most accessible presidents ever and was always taking questions. But you wouldn’t know it from how media attacks him. They’re actually going to find out how much they miss that accessibility if Joe Biden were to get in. Aren’t these the folks all from the same media that was perfectly content to let Joe Biden hide out in his basement and not have him taking any real questions? Can we expect that any of these folks would be upset if Biden continued that process? No, they’d report on the color of his socks and how that is indicative of how he relates to the people.
This is “reporting” on Joe Biden…
“Today he wore dark blue socks adorned with lighter blue dogs.”
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) November 24, 2020