White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany clashed with CNN's White House Correspondent Kaitlan Collins over the media inserting various political groups into their headlines as a way to denigrate President Donald Trump.
McEnany kicked off the segment by saying that "it's really interesting, too, to see that the media seems to be the only one putting the names of these groups into headlines, into media reporting. He [Trump] didn't know who the Proud Boys were. The first time I heard of them was in the debate. But the media continues to put these names into circulation and give them a lot of public attention."
Collins shot back by saying that she did not understand why Trump and McEnany have still not denounced these groups, despite being given a substantial amount of time since the debate ended Tuesday to do so.
McEnany responded: "Kaitlan, do you know why people have lost trust in the media? There was a reporter from your network yesterday, your network, and in a tweet said: 'The president dodged a question about white supremacy.' That was a tweet from a CNN reporter. The president specifically, verbatim, was asked yesterday: 'White supremacy, do you denounce them?' To which he responded: 'I have always denounced any form of that.' Those are the facts. And CNN, I know that truth is of no moment to your network, but those are the facts."
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