Transcript for White House bans pool reporter from Trump event
I'm Jordan Phelps at the White House. The issue of press access is front and center after the White House took the unusual step. Of banning CNN reporter Kate Lynn Collins from covering. An open press event after earlier in the day she shouted a question to the president when she was in the press pool. What's really unusual about this move is Collins was doing what is part of her usual responsibilities. As a pool reporter now what is the pool. On this particular day Collins was. The reporter tasked with representing all the networks in small events for the president on other days it task falls ABC or another network. On multiple occasions the president is eager to take reporter questions just the other day I was in the war and the president did take a question from me. The very common. On this other occasion the president clearly was in no mood to take Collins question. What is an usual here is that the White House would take this extraordinary step to try and punish a reporter for doing what is just her job. To you ask the president questions. I'm Jordan fox at the White House.
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