Trump Calls On Only Conservative Outlets For Three Straight Press Conferences

President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu participate in a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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President Donald Trump called on exclusively conservative news outlets for his third press conference in a row on Wednesday, leading CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta to comment afterward: “The fix is in.”

Over three press conferences with world leaders – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – Trump called on two outlets in each, respectively: the New York Post and Fox Business; Sinclair Broadcasting-owned WJLA and the Daily Caller; and Christian Broadcasting Network and

During the joint press conference with Abe on Feb. 10:

The New York Post’s Daniel Halper asked Trump: “Thank you, Mr. President. I’m curious about yesterday’s ruling in the 9th Circuit Court. Has it caused to you rethink your use of executive power and how will you respond, and will you sign new executive orders and perhaps a new travel ban?”

Fox Business’ Blake Burman asked Trump: “Thank you, Mr. President. I’d like to pick up where Daniel left off, if you don’t mind. You said earlier this week, and I’m quoting for you, you said “I’ve learned a lot in the last two weeks and terrorism is a far greater threat than the people of our country understand. But we’re going to take care of it.” Based off of what you have learned, and now knowing that your executive order is at least temporarily on hold, do you still feel as confident now as you have been at any point that you and the administration will be able to protect the homeland?”

During the joint press conference with Trudeau on Feb. 13:

WJLA’s Scott Thurman asked Trump: “Thank you, Mr. President. You just spoke about the desire to build bridges, although there are some notable and philosophical differences between yourself and Prime Minister Trudeau. I’m curious, as you move forward on issues from trade to terrorism, how do you see this relationship playing out, and are there any specific areas with which, during your conversations today, you each decided to perhaps alter or amend your stances already on those sensitive issues, like terrorism or immigration?”

The Daily Caller’s Kaitlan Collins asked Trump: “Thank you. President Trump, now that you’ve been in office and received intelligence briefings for one month, what do you see as the most important national security matters facing us?”

During the joint press conference with Netanyahu on Feb. 15:

Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody asked Trump: “Thank you, Mr. President, Mr. Prime Minister. Both of you have criticized the Iran nuclear deal and at times even called for its repeal. I’m wondering if you are concerned at all as it relates to not just the national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who is recently no longer here, but also some of those events that have been going on with the communication of Russia, if that is going to hamper this deal at all and whether or not to keep Iran from becoming a nuclear state. And secondly, on the settlement issue, are you both on the same page? How do you exactly term that as it relates to the settlement issue? Thank you.”

And’s Katie Pavlich asked Trump: “Thank you, Mr. President. You said in your earlier remarks that both sides will have to make compromises when it comes to a peace deal. You’ve mentioned a halt on settlements. Can you lay out a few more specific compromises that you have in mind, both for the Israelis and for the Palestinians?”

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