President Trump on Friday backed former aide Sebastian Gorka after a dust-up between Gorka and Playboy reporter Brian Karem, through which Karem taunted Gorka — who in flip known as Karem a “punk.”
“[Gorka] Wins Big, No Contest!” Trump tweeted Friday.
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The squabble occurred at Thursday’s White Home social media summit, the place reporters have been camped out within the Rose Backyard.
In video caught by Jim Hanson, Karem describes the attendees as “group of individuals which are anticipating demonic possession.” Gorka yells “You are a journalist proper?”
In response, Karem then says that “we will go exterior and have an extended dialog.” (They have been already exterior.)
Gorka then asks Karem, who is also a CNN contributor, if he’s threatening him within the Rose Backyard and approaches Karem.
“You’re a punk, you’re not a journalist, you’re a punk,” he yells at Karem, who responds by urging Gorka to “get a job.”
Somebody behind the digital camera then tells Karem that Gorka may “kick your punk a–.”
Preliminary video had solely proven Gorka yelling at Karem, main different White Home reporters to rally to Karem’s facet and current the incident for example of their very own mistreatment.
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CNN White Home reporter Jim Acosta, who not too long ago penned a e book described by the writer as “an explosive, first-hand account of the dangers he faces reporting on the current White House,” complained about how aides did nothing when reporters have been abused.
“A good snapshot of how press is treated by WH,” he tweeted.