🚨 POLL: Is CNN ‘fake news’?
🚨 POLL: Is CNN ‘fake news’? 👇
CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins has responded after she was caught on camera removing her mask immediately following a press conference at the White House.
As soon as the presser was over and the live feeds were cut, she removed her mask — but at least one camera was still on and recorded the whole thing.
Collins has a history of calling out Trump administration officials for not wearing a face mask at events so the incident immediately sparked a backlash.
Eric Trump shared a video of Collins removing her mask and said it served as a “reminder that CNN is a total joke.”
“Mask-police CNN reporter @kaitlancollins caught removing hers at presser, as soon as she thought cameras were off,” he added.
President Trump piled on the criticism, calling Collins “A CNN Faker!”
A CNN Faker! https://t.co/boSTXeIWcU
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 17, 2020
As BizPac Review reports, Collins responded to Trump over Twitter where she said the coronavirus has killed nearly 90,000 Americans.
“Nearly 90,000 Americans have been killed by coronavirus, and the president is tweeting about me pulling my mask down for six seconds on Friday,” Collins tweeted.
Nearly 90,000 Americans have been killed by coronavirus, and the president is tweeting about me pulling my mask down for six seconds on Friday. https://t.co/UYib8tS7pO
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) May 18, 2020
Notice she failed, however, to address her own failure to follow health guidelines and the president’s own instruction to wear a mask.
Not sure how you can thread the needle here by simultaneously claiming that this is a deadly pandemic that the president should take more seriously while abdicating responsibility for your own decision to pull your mask off when you thought the cameras had stopped rolling. https://t.co/huPrOLnjw6
— JERRY DUNLEAVY (@JerryDunleavy) May 18, 2020
Here’s how some other people responded to the president:
CNN is a national embarrassment and shouldn’t exist anymore.
— RD (@real_defender) May 17, 2020
The fake news media is a true enemy of the people.
— ⭐🇺🇸Stompy🇺🇸⭐ (@TrumpNotBiden) May 17, 2020
Your recklessness put the lives of our nation's leaders at risk, Miss Collins. If the virus becomes widespread through the White House, it would be an utter disaster.
Keep your mask on.
Or better yet, just keep your mouth shut.
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) May 18, 2020
Hall monitor gets busted without a pass
— Razor (@hale_razor) May 18, 2020
— Brian Czock (@czock) May 18, 2020