Biden clashes with CNN reporter at summit press conference
As he was leaving his press conference after meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Biden had a tense exchange with CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins, who asked why Biden was confident that Putin would change his behavior. Biden turned around to address Collins with a raised finger. Responding to her follow-up question about whether or not the summit was constructive, Biden said, "If you don't understand that, you're in the wrong business." He later told reporters that he owed an apology to Collins and he "shouldn’t have been such a wise guy with the last answer I gave."news.yahoo.com
Biden apologizes for being 'such a wise guy' after clash with CNN reporter
Before departing Geneva, Switzerland, following his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Biden apologized for his reaction to a shouted question from CNN's Kaitlan Collins after a solo press conference.news.yahoo.com
Smooth Psaki shows new tone in first Biden press briefing
NEW YORK – If there's one thing clear after White House press secretary Jen Psaki's first session with reporters on Wednesday, it's that she's determined to minimize drama in the briefing room. The 42-year-old Psaki (pronounced SOCK-eee) was a State Department spokesperson and White House communications director in former President Barack Obama's administration. Psaki showed a bone-dry wit when one reporter asked if Biden planned to keep the new color scheme that Trump ordered for Air Force One. CNN's chief White House correspondent, Kaitlan Collins, pointed to the lack of attacks on reporters coming from the podium. “This is the way it should have been for four years with President Trump.
Fox News shuffles daytime lineup; CNN makes changes
Both Fox and CNN announced schedule changes on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Both Fox and CNN announced lineup changes Monday, as is often the case for news organizations with a new president about to take power. For years, first with Shepard Smith and then with MacCallum, Fox has stressed news instead of opinion in that hour. In fact, Newsmax issued a statement that its improved daytime and 7 p.m. ratings since the election has triggered changes at Fox. Since the election, CNN has averaged 1.92 million viewers in those daytime hours, with Fox and MSNBC both at 1.53 million.
Trump's return means more anxiety for White House reporters
A member of the cleaning staff sprays The James Brady Briefing Room of the White House, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in Washington. CNN's Kaitlan Collins said it was “irresponsible, at best.”“It’s frustrating,” said Jonathan Karl, ABC News White House correspondent. “The only people who have habitually not followed that rule have been that White House staff,” Karl said. For example, the White House arranged to increase the buffer zone between the audience at Trump rallies and journalists. But at the White House, Ryan said she is concerned for fellow reporters.
Reporters Alcindor, Collins, Jiang get under Trump's skin
Reporters Alcindor, Weijia Jiang and Kaitlan Collins have faced hostility from Trump at news conferences with stoicism. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, FIle)NEW YORK To anyone who's watched, there's more that binds Yamiche Alcindor, Kaitlan Collins and Weijia Jiang than an impromptu display of teamwork at a recent White House news conference. Each reporter has a knack for getting under President Donald Trump's skin and an equal ability not to let it knock them off stride. Trump has reacted to questions by Alcindor, Collins and Jiang by calling them nasty or racist, and effectively telling the journalists to pipe down. This president doesn't live by those rules.Jiang, Collins and Alcindor aren't the only reporters to tangle with Trump.
China's Xi, speaking with Trump, calls on U.S. to improve relations
REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstBEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping told U.S. President Donald Trump during a phone call on Friday that he hopes the United States will take substantive action to improve bilateral ties, Chinas foreign ministry said. Xi offered support to the United States, which now has more coronavirus infections than China. Trump said on Twitter that he discussed the coronavirus outbreak in great detail with Xi. He refrained from more combative words such as referring to the virus as a Chinese virus, which he has been doing. China has been through much & has developed a strong understanding of the virus, Trump said.feeds.reuters.com
Trump says spoke with China's Xi about coronavirus
CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins attempts to ask a question as U.S. President Donald Trump leads the daily coronavirus response briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S. March 26, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstBEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he spoke with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and discussed in great detail the coronavirus pandemic, which has so far killed more than 24,000 people globally. China has been through much & has developed a strong understanding of the virus, Trump said on Twitter. We are working closely together.Chinese state television also reported on Friday that the two heads of state spoke via telephone but did not immediately disclose details about what was discussed during the call.feeds.reuters.com