Wolf Blitzer Criticizes CNN Colleague On Air for Her White House Sources
Blitzer told Gloria Borger that they 'are not good sources.'
Wolf Blitzer seemed to criticize one of CNN’s reporters over the quality of her White House sources while on air on Friday.
The Daily Caller reports that during a tense exchange Blitzer told veteran White House reporter Gloria Borger that the sources who told her former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus would not be fired “are not good sources.”
“You’ve got to be careful with those sources down the road,” Blitzer said to Borger.
Daily Caller reports that Blitzer kept going, saying, “Either they don’t know what they’re talking about, or they’re lying. So those sources presumably will go away.” And he finished by saying, “That’s my experience as a reporter.”
Blitzer gave this critique after Borger said that she had received “pushback” from White House insiders about whether or not Priebus was in imminent danger of being fired.
When Priebus was fired on Friday, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly would take over as chief of staff.
Blitzer asked Borger whether her “sources giving her pushback were out of the loop or whether they were lying.” She responded by saying it’s hard to know, especially when you have different sources telling you different information. Borger seemed put off by Blitzer’s comments and suggestion that she find new sources.
“And when you get differing stories from the White House in which there are competing interests and you have to understand the decider is the President of the United States, and I was told the president made his decision, but you never know until you know in these situations…particularly with this White House,” she said, according to Daily Caller.
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