Trump put this CNN reporter in her place when she asked about the wall
Jim Acosta is CNN’s favorite anti-Trump attack dog disguised as a White House reporter.
But he got shut down after an altercation with White House staff.
Now, CNN has a new White House reporter and Trump just put her in her place.
CNN White House reporter Kaitlan Collins thought she had President Trump in a corner.
She asked a long-winded question about the wall, saying that Trump is failing to make good on his campaign promises.
Trump explained to her that he is not caving in to Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats on border wall funding.
Collins tried to yell out a rebuttal, but a White House aide took her microphone away.
CNN White House reporter Kaitlan Collins and President Trump went back and forth over funding for the border wall during a press conference in the Rose Garden Friday, with Collins continuing to question Trump after an aide retrieved the microphone from her.
“You ran your campaign promising supporters that Mexico is going to pay for the wall, and that the wall was going to be made of concrete,” Kaitlan Collins said.
“You just said earlier that the wall could be made of steel and right now our government is shut down over a demand from your administration that the American taxpayer pay for the wall. So how can you say you’re not failing on that promise to your supporters?”
“Very nice question, so beautifully asked, even though I just answered it,” Trump responded.
“You didn’t answer it! The USMCA has not even passed Congress yet, sir,” the CNN reporter replied.
Trump continued, “Excuse me, are you ready? I just told you that we just made a trade deal, and we will take in billions and billions of dollars, far more than the cost of the wall, the wall is peanuts compared to what the value of this trade deal is to the United States. As far as concrete, I said I was going to build a wall. I never said I’m going to build a concrete…”
“You’ve said concrete,” Collins interrupted.
“Just so you don’t–because I know you’re not into the construction business, you don’t understand something. We now have a great steel business that’s rebuilt in the United States. Steel is stronger than concrete,” Trump said.
The president then continued to explain his vision for the future border wall. Collins eventually shouted another question.
As Renewed Right reported, President Trump told Chuck Schumer he’s willing to keep the government shut down for years.
President Trump’s core campaign promise was to build a wall on the Southern Border and get control of the immigration crisis.
He knows he must deliver for his supporters.
Now it just comes down to who will blink first – President Trump or Nancy Pelosi.