Brian Stelter Complains About Trump So Much It's Getting Ridiculous
During that public appearance, following a two-hour closed-door meeting, Trump broke with U.S. intelligence and said he had no reason to not believe Putin when he said the Russian government was not involved in interference in the U.S.'s 2016 election. Amid bipartisan backlash, Trump walked back those comments, claiming he misspoke and that he holds Putin "responsible" for meddling in the U.S. electoral process.
But Stelter, who is CNN's senior media correspondent, decried how so many of his contemporaries took the bait.
"Too many members of the media kinda fell for Trump's cleanup act, you know his double negative excuse, but you can't clean up actions with mere words," Stelter said on his Saturday show, "Reliable Sources." "Trump's actions are what have brought us to this place where critics like former CIA director John Brennan are accusing him of treasonous behavior."