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Mon Jun 24, 2024, 09:17 AM Jun 24

CNN Cuts Off Interview With Trump Press Sec for Trashing Debate Moderator [View all]

Source: Newsweek

Published Jun 24, 2024 at 8:01 AM EDT | Updated Jun 24, 2024 at 8:57 AM EDT

CNN anchor Kasie Hunt abruptly ended a live interview with Donald Trump press secretary Karoline Leavitt on Monday morning after the spokesperson questioned a moderator in the network's upcoming presidential debate.

Hunt had asked Leavitt what to expect from Joe Biden ahead of the first live televised presidential debate of the 2024 campaign, scheduled for June 27. CNN's Jake Tapper and Dana Bash will moderate.

In reply, Leavitt said: "Well, first of all, it takes someone five minutes to Google 'Jake Tapper Donald Trump' to see that Jake Tapper has consistently..." Hunt interrupted and warned Leavitt, "I am going to stop this interview if you continue to attack my colleagues."

When Leavitt responded, "I am stating facts that your colleagues have stated in the past," Hunt cut her off and ended the interview. Hunt later posted on X, formerly Twitter, about the exchange, writing: "You come on my show, you respect my colleagues. Period."

Read more: https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-secretary-cnn-interview-leavitt-kasie-hunt-jake-tapper-1916499

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How did I know she's 25 and looks like this? CurtEastPoint Jun 24 #1
Imagine being fresh out of college and this is your first gig sboatcar Jun 24 #3
Fresh out of college? Did she go to Trump U? CaptainTruth Jun 24 #11
Is there a Stepford U.? n/t thenelm1 Jun 24 #22
You win the MOMFUDSKI Jun 24 #26
I'm pretty sure she doesn't have to worry Polybius Jun 24 #19
Looks Like Ivanka Deep State Witch Jun 24 #12
This is his #1 requirement birdographer Jun 24 #14
you mean OfDonald? CurtEastPoint Jun 24 #16
The old GOP trick of picking a fight with the interviewer to evade serious questioning. Midnight Writer Jun 24 #2
And why . . . Gamecock Lefty Jun 24 #4
I had the same question! Had to read that twice to make sure I read it right because it made no sense! 50 Shades Of Blue Jun 24 #6
The question was taken out of context. Ms. Toad Jun 24 #9
Why ask any question about anticipated debate performance? Raven123 Jun 24 #13
I can see Trump using that as an excuse to crap out on the debate. 50 Shades Of Blue Jun 24 #5
This made me smile LetMyPeopleVote Jun 24 #7
Smile? Kudos to Hunt for cutting her off. joshdawg Jun 24 #8
The whole idea of this "Debate" is ridiculous SleeplessinSoCal Jun 24 #10
It won't be like that, though moose65 Jun 24 #15
That's how you handle these rabid right-wing MAGATs. hadEnuf Jun 24 #17
I'm glad they are finally treating MAGA cultists as they deserve to be treated. They aren't fit for civilized company. Martin68 Jun 24 #18
whack to the mat DoBW Jun 24 #20
Bout time orangecrush Jun 24 #21
This shows the Trump campaign is very scared ZonkerHarris Jun 24 #23
MAGA cultists are very upset that Jake Tapper and Dana Bash have reported that Trump used Hitler's rhetoric. LetMyPeopleVote Jun 24 #24
Why even have any of these idiots on their shows? Novara Jun 24 #25
The clown is trying to string a few "slights" MOMFUDSKI Jun 24 #27
T - 96 hours and counting...till trump announces he won't debate because it's not fair. Or something. captain queeg Jun 24 #28
The convicted felon is getting nervous now about this debate and is trying to find an excuse to bail on it kimbutgar Jun 24 #29
Dissembling and making excuses Qutzupalotl Jun 24 #30
Trump should be barred from the debate until she apologizes to Cnn. Mr. Sparkle Jun 24 #31
the cool thing is I bet she didn't expect that at all prodigitalson Jun 24 #32
OK, but... LudwigPastorius Jun 24 #33
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