Trump to Fox News Reporter: ‘Are You Working for CNN?’

By Melanie Arter | April 2, 2020 | 4:00pm EDT
(Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)
(Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

( - President Donald Trump lashed out at Fox News White House Correspondent John Roberts on Wednesday, accusing him of working for CNN after Roberts mentioned that the president was accused of getting rid of the Pandemic Office in the National Security Council.

Roberts was piggybacking off of another reporter’s question about whether Trump would take former Vice President Joe Biden’s call about the coronavirus.

Trump said he always found Biden to be a nice guy and he would take his call.


ROBERTS: But you have talked about the failings of the Obama administration and leaving you with empty shelves and no plans. They have said you got --
TRUMP:  Well -- and no ammunition. And maybe no ammunition.
ROBERTS: They have said you got rid of the Pandemic Office in the National Security Council.
TRUMP:  We didn't do that. That turned out to be a false story. Now you're starting to go --
ROBERTS: No, no, no, no, no. I’m just --
TRUMP:  What?  Are you working for CNN?
ROBERTS: I’m pointing out -- I’m pointing out what they have said and what you have said.  That’s all.
TRUMP:  I thought you were with Fox.  Fox isn't so easy either, don't kid yourself.
ROBERTS: Mr. President, I -- this is not about -- this is not about Fox or CNN. 
TRUMP:  Look, John, let me tell you something.  You know that's a false story. 
ROBERTS: This is just about statements that --
TRUMP:  What you just said is a false story. 
ROBERTS: I’m just saying that they have --
TRUMP:  This doctor knows it better than anybody.
ROBERTS: I’m just saying they have accused you of that.
TRUMP:  No, but you shouldn't be repeating a story that you know is false. 

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