Fox News’ John Roberts Addresses Presser Flap: Unfair for Trump to Call CNN Fake News

‘For the President to call her dishonest is unfair’

Fox News’ John Roberts Addresses Presser Flap: Unfair For Trump to Call CNN Fake News (Mediaite)

Fox News’ Chief White House Correspondent John Roberts took a great deal of flak for going ahead with his question to President Donald Trump during a presser with British PM Theresa May — as the president was bickering with CNN’s Jim Acosta, and calling CNN “fake news.”

After the backlash, Roberts released a statement defending CNN – which, incidentally, was his old workplace – and saying that Trump’s characterization of NBC’s Kristen Welker as dishonest was “unfair.”

Here is Roberts’ statement, in full:

“In today’s press conference, I paused while my colleague from CNN went back and forth with President Trump over a question. When it became clear that the president wasn’t going to entertain a question from him, I proceeded with my question, as did my fellow colleagues in the press corps. I know Kristen Welker of NBC. She is honest as the day is long. For the President to call her dishonest is unfair. I also used to work at CNN. There are some fine journalists who work there and risk their lives to report on stories around the world. To issue a blanket condemnation of the network as ‘fake news’ is also unfair.”

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