Transcript for Obama Responds to News of Gwen Ifill's Death
On personal Michelle I want offer or deepest condolences to what rifles there. And all of you for Collins on the pass. When was friend of ours she was exporters journalists. She always kept faith with the fundamental responsibilities of a profession asking tough questions. Holding people in power accountable and defending its strong and free press that makes our democracy work. I always appreciate it runs reporting even when I was at receiving end one over tough and thorough interviews. Whether she report from convention for four from the field. Whether she sent the debate operators table or at the actress desk she not only informed today's citizens but she also is. Reports. She was especially powerful role model for young women and girls who admired her integrity her tenacity and report. And for whom she blazed a trail it's one half the first all female anchor team on. Network news so when did her country great service. Michelle Wright joined her family and her colleagues and their body else laughter and remembering her today.
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