White House under fire for barring CNN reporter from event

The White House was under fire this week for barring a CNN reporter from attending an event with the president, allegedly for having asked questions that officials objected to.

Reporter Kaitlan Collins was quoted by CNN as saying that White House communications officials told her she could not attend an event with US President Donald Trump and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker because she had asked “inappropriate” questions earlier in the day.

“We strongly condemn the White House’s misguided and inappropriate decision today to bar one of our members from an open press event after she asked questions they did not like,” the White House Correspondents’ Association said in a statement.

“This type of retaliation is wholly inappropriate, wrong-headed, and weak. It cannot stand,” it said.

Source: Seychelles News Agency