CNN’s Kaitlan Collins is part of the White House press core and she is a brat. As with most of her colleagues during White House briefings Collins tries to play the game of “gotcha” rather than inform Americans.
Last week Collins whined that during a vaccine event in the Rose Garden, some were wearing masks and others weren’t. She tried to draw a comparison saying the President and his cabinet members weren’t but Dr. Fauci was.
At vaccine event in the Rose Garden, POTUS is joined by several officials on stage. Some, like Dr. Birx and Dr. Fauci are in masks. Others, like Defense Secretary Esper and HHS Secretary Azar, aren’t.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) May 15, 2020
What’s even more ironic is up until a week ago reporters weren’t wearing masks at all, during the height of the pandemic when most people were at risk the press didn’t wear a mask. It wasn’t until Vice President Mike Pence didn’t wear a mask to the Mayo Clinic did the press start wearing a mask.
After a press briefing at the White House Collins was caught on a C-SPAN video feed removing her mask as other reporters kept theirs on as they all exited the room. The video quickly went viral after Eric Trump, the President’s son shared the video.
Just 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”
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) May 17, 2020
President Trump also posted the video and wrote, “CNN Faker!”
A CNN Faker! https://t.co/boSTXeIWcU
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 17, 2020
Collins’s response showed that she was caught completely off guard and clapped back at President Trump saying, “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.”
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
Collins can say what she wants she clearly took her mask off and she is only wearing it for show. If there was a time not to take the mask off it would be when you are closest to others like filing out of the room through a doorway.
That’s what you get Collins when you live in a glass house and throw stones!
President Trump’s response as to why he didn’t wear a mask was much better and what one would expect from a leader; not some whiny reporter.
“We’ve all been tested and we are quite a distance away and we are outdoors, so I told them, I gave them the option, they could wear it or not,” President Trump replied. “So you can blame it on me, but I gave them the option. We could wear it or not.”