President Donald Trump has weighed on an angry confrontation that happened on Rose Garden Thursday in the White House between conservative activist Sebastian Gorka and a CNN employee.
The event included a setback in the decorum after Gorka and the CNN contributor, Brian Karem, exchanged angry words after a statement by President Trump about the census. While the two men went after each other, a conservative participant who was on hand shouted to Karem that Gorka & # 39; would kick your punk ass & # 39 ;.
Trump seemed to endorse that assessment in a tweet Friday morning.
& # 39; @SebGorka wins Big, No Contest! & # 39; Trump wrote.
& # 39; @SebGorka wins Big, No Contest! & # 39; Wrote Trump, who weighed a confrontation in the Rose Garden Thursday
The angry words in the Rose Garden followed an earlier event on Thursday, where Trump ignited right-wing online commentators at a social media summit.
Trump followed up on Friday with an attack on CNN, the network that characterized Karem's criticism of the Trump administration.
& # 39; Wow, @ CNN REVIEWS ARE CRUSHED. LOST ALL CREDIBILITY! & # 39; Trump wrote.
A few days ago, the conservative Breitbart site reported on a & # 39; death spiral & # 39; in the prime time valuations of the network.
Trump tweeted after the Rose Garden confrontation that ended with the involvement of the secret service
Trump stirred up the Rose Garden controversy after the rose garden flared up when Karem, an outspoken Playboy magazine writer, almost ran into trouble with Gorka, a former writer of Breitbart and Trump's assistant.
The meeting happened in full view of more than 100 right-wing social media stars who were in the White House for a & # 39; top & # 39; aimed at grievances against Twitter and Facebook.
A secret service agent eventually intervened to separate the two men.
The White House correspondent, Brian Karem, who acted as a CNN police analyst, started the fight with the conservatives that they were & # 39; a group of people who wanted demonic possession & # 39 ;.
& # 39; You are a journalist, right? & # 39; Gorka screamed from the other side of the lawn.
Taunt: Brian Karem, a CNN analyst and White House correspondent, accused conservatives and shouted to Sebastian Gorka in the Rose Garden after Trump admitted defeat on his bid to use the Census to ask for citizenship
Recalling: Sebastian Gorka, a former White House assistant born in the UK, steamed across the rose garden and shouted at Karem
Get angry: Gorka, who is now hosting a radio program, moved in the direction of Karem via the Rose Garden, which the president has just left
Opposite: Gorka approached Karem as members of the media, including NBC White House Correspondent Kelly O & # 39; Donnell (second right) viewed
Shouting: Gorka shouted & you are not a journalist, you are a punk. & # 39; Among those who saw it, were John Roberts, White House correspondent of Fox News (second right)
The secret service is moving: a policeman restrained Karem while Gorka turned on his heel and walked away, to songs from & Gorka! Gorka! Gorka! & # 39; of conservative activists
From here: Gorka stormed away when the secret service agent kept Brian Karem behind him, sitting behind a cable car that kept reporters from the main seating area
& # 39; Come here and talk to me, brother, & # 39; Karem replied. & # 39; We can go outside and have a long conversation. & # 39;
Gorka provoked him and announced that journalists were watching that Karen was now threatening me in the White House! You threaten me in the rose garden. & # 39;
Gorka – who said he was once a part-time British soldier – steamed across the rose garden.
Now firmly in Karem's face, he roared: & You are a punk! You are not a journalist! You are a punk! & # 39;
& # 39; Go home! & # 39; Karem shot back. & # 39; Hey Gorka! Search for work! & # 39;
WHO WAS AT THE SUMMARY OF SOCIAL MEDIA OF TRUMP
Donald Trump Jr.: first son
Kimberly Guilfoyle: Don Jr. & # 39; s girlfriend
Ali Alexander: Blogger tweeting about Kamala Harris & # 39; She & # 39; s not an American Black. Period. & # 39; which has been retweeted and subsequently deleted by Don Jr.
Diamond and silk: Sisters and conservative vloggers Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson
Joy Villa: Scientology ex-bondage model wearing pro-Trump dresses at red carpet events
James O & # 39; Keefe: Founder of Project Veritas
Lilac Rose: Founder of Live Action, anti-abortion group
Jim Hoft: Founder of the Gateway Pundit website
Allen Estrin: Founder of Prager University who is not an academic institution; it produces conservative video & # 39; s
Becky Yeh: Marketing Director, Prager University
Lynne Patton: The assistant to the Trump family became HUD politically appointed
Harmeet Dhillon: First change lawyer
Mac Stoddard: Vice president of marketing, libertarian activist group FreedomWorks
Rogan O & # 39; Handley: Pro-Trump Instagram & # 39; citizen journalist & # 39; who claims to be censored
Austen Fletcher: YouTube vlogger
Adam Radman: Americans for advocacy director Tax Review
Sebastian Gorka: The former Brietbart writer born in Great Britain and, in short, a national security officer at the White House, now a broadcaster
Scott Presler: Performs activist group The Persistence
& # 39; Carpe Donkum & # 39 ;: Creates viral video & # 39; s and memes; refuses to reveal the actual identity
& # 39; Mad Liberals & # 39 ;: Creates viral video & # 39; s and memes; refuses to reveal the actual identity
Zach Crandell: Works for CPAC and American Conservative Union
Charlie Kirk: Founder, Turning Point USA
Benny Johnson: Chief creative officer, Turning Point USA; fired from BuzzFeed for plagiarism
Rob Bluey: executive editor of The Daily Signal, the publication of the Heritage Foundation
David J .. Harris Jr.: Author of Why I Could not Stay Silent, Why I Could not Stay Silent: One Man & # 39; s Battle As Black Conservative
Bill Mitchell: Host of YourVoice America; spread the QAnon conspiracy theory
Tim Pool: & # 39; Citizen Journalist & # 39; who accuses great tech of censorship
Jim Hanson: President of the Security Studies Group; accused of being Islamophobic
Will Chamberlain: Publisher of Human Events
Dan Bongino: Ex-Secret Service agent, radio broadcaster
Brandon Tatum: Black conservative blogger
The gathered activists called & # 39; Gorka! Gorka! Gorka! & # 39; while agents of the secret service took positions with both men.
& # 39; For the record, & # 39; a social media influencer snarled, & he would kick your punk ass. & # 39;
Karem is best known for scolding the former White House press, Sarah Sanders, in a broadcast 2018 exchange about Trump's family separation policy on the border.
& # 39; You throw children in cages! You are a parent! You are a parent of young children! & # 39; he shouted, in images fleeing the world. & # 39; Do you not have empathy for what they are experiencing? & # 39;
On Thursday, Karem seemed ready to explode again until a secret agent intercepted him.
Another activist – Brandon Tatum, a black conservative blogger – scratched at Karem minutes later and said he had just threatened Gorka. You told him to go outside. & # 39;
& # 39; I told him I would talk to him, & # 39; the CNN personality responded. & # 39; I said I'd talk to him. I didn't threaten him. I am exactly here! … I didn't threaten to kick his backside. & # 39;
& # 39; Everyone knows what that means, & # 39; Tatum shot back. It is a shame. & # 39;
& # 39; Yes, you are, & # 39; Karem responded.
Gorka later said in a statement to the right-wing news website, the Daily Caller: "Brian Karem is someone who has been assaulted – allegedly writing for a soft porn magazine and verbally abusing Sarah Huckabee Sanders for years. Someone had to pick him up. & # 39;
Trump has turned the mocking reporters into a contact sport and rejected journalists as suppliers of & # 39; fake news & # 39 ;.
The limited part of the social media summit on Thursday that was open to reporters included complaints that conservatives are being deliberately silenced on the larger digital platforms, giving regular reporters more room to remain undisputed.
Joy Villa, a media personality of Trump-backing, shot reporters before the Thursday's argument was heated.
& # 39; We are citizen journalists & # 39 ;, she said. & # 39; We respect you, but you must stop reporting fake news. & # 39;
& # 39; None of us wants to do interviews with you. None of us wants to talk to you, & she said. & # 39; The president does not want it. We don't need anything for that. & # 39;
& # 39; Let us have our vote! We have an unbiased opinion, & she said Karem, who spoke to her about & # 39; legitimate journalism. & # 39;
& # 39; Verify your facts, and then you can call yourself a reporter, & # 39; he said.
When White House journalists were taken out of the intoxication by the White House, they printed & # 39; wranglers & # 39 ;. Gorka and Karem were seen again as they argued at the doors to the Palm Room.
Gorka later posted on social media that he & # 39; threatened & # 39; used to be.
The fight came close after the conservative activists first met for a social media summit and were then invited by Trump to see his Rose Garden statement admitting defeat in his attempt to inquire about status of citizenship in the 2020 census.
He had abused social media in a free speech that accused Silicon Valley giants of suppressing & # 39; right-of-center views & # 39 ;.
Ironically, Twitter went around the world on Thursday because attendees gathered for the social media summit in the White Room East Room – but he came back for comments accusing the tech brand of making it difficult for people to make it around him to follow.
The summit was billed as an attempt to promote transparency and fairness. The White House journalists were thrown away and the live stream broke when Trump started asking questions.
In a free-wheeling speech, similar to his appearances during campaign visits, Trump praised conservative social media figures for & # 39; the c ** p you come up with & # 39 ;, received applause for mentioning & # 39; fake news & # 39; in the regular media and regretted his own appearance problems with Twitter.
He invited bloggers Diamond and Silk to the stage to speak, praising the work of Project Veritas director James O & # 39; Keefe who caught Google executives on a secret camera and claims to have anti-conservative prejudices – something that Google disputes – and began to take Take a question from a former consultant and turned on broadcaster Sebastian Gorka when the live stream was cut.
Aftermath: After Gorka left, conservatives including Project Veritas Director James O & # 39; Keefe spoke to Karem
Next up: Also against Karem was Joy Villa, a bondage model who became a singer-songwriter wearing pro-Trump dresses on red carpets
Stand-off: Joy Villa, a singer and conservative activist and scientologist, discussed with Karem about who was a real journalist after his confrontation with Gorka
According to the White House polar report: Karem and Villa spoke about each other, arguing about opinion journalism. He told her that when he writes opinions, he labels them as such. & # 39; Verify the facts, & # 39; she asked. & # 39; Label yourself as an opinion & # 39 ;, he told her. She said: & # 39; You label yourself as an opinion. & # 39; He said to her: & # 39; I do it! And when I write a feature, this is news on the label. And if it's a feature, the news is on the label. And if it's an opinion, it's called an opinion. That is the difference. & # 39;
Center of attention: Brian Karem and Joy Villa debated in Rose Garden
Still going on: the argument between Joy Villa – a one-time bondage model – and Brian Karem, a CNN analyst, lasted longer than the confrontation with Sebastian Gorka
It's not over yet: while other reporters were pushed out, Karen and Gorka started arguing again at the doors to the Palm Room, which comes from the Rose Garden
Finger pointing: the outcome of the last argument was unclear
In the course of the speech, he claimed to be a victim of censorship.
& # 39; I have a lot of bad things going on. I have people, they come to me: "Sir, we want to follow you, they won't let us continue," he claimed.
& # 39; And it was so different than it was even six or seven months ago. I was picking up an incredible number of people and I am now hotter than back then. & # 39; It took me a few days to pick up 100,000 people. I'm not complaining.
& # 39; We are just like every 60, maybe a million. I picked them up every 100,000 people, & he said.
& # 39; Now it is, I would say, ten times as long. And I notice that things happen when I take something out, a good one that people like, right? A good tweet – it goes up.
& # 39; It used to go up, it would say 7000; 7008; 7017; 7024; 7,032, 7,044, right? Now it goes 7000; 7008; 6998. Then they go 7.009; 6074. I said, "What's the matter? It never did that before." & # 39;
The speech, to a friendly audience, resembled a performance at one of his meetings.
And he used it to make a new, inflammatory accusation against Democratic candidates from 2020: that they are something worse than socialism, communism & # 39; and the US in & # 39; Venezuela & # 39; wanted to change.
A source in the room told DailyMail.com that the duo Diamond and Silk spoke while the platform was flat. That also applied to House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy and GOP Rep. Then Crenshaw.
Representatives from Twitter, Facebook and Google were not invited to the White House event that was overshadowed earlier in the week by a conservative political cartoonist who was accused of using an anti-Semitic trope to invite and then invade an invader. fire.
Freewheelen: Trump gave a speech in the form of a rally style for an invited audience of conservative social media figures
First son: Donald Trump Jr. and girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle sat at the front in the East Room summit
Controversial figure: Ali Alexander, whose tweet questioned whether Kamala Harris is African-American, was retweeted and then removed by Don Jr. was close to the first son
Roped in: Former bondage model became Trump fan Joy Villa was praised for her outfits by the president. She appears at show business red rugs in pro-Trump dresses
East Room audience: the President's guests at the top were (from the left) Lila Rose, from the anti-abortion group Live Action; YouTube vloggers Diamond and Silk; Kimberly Guilfoyle and her friend Donald Trump Jr.,.; and (legal) adviser to the White House, Kellyanne Conway
Honor: Trump invited Lynnette Hardaway (center) and Rochelle Richardson (right), known online as & # 39; Diamond and Silk, & # 39; to the podium in the East Room
Raucous: Don Trump Jr. and girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle enjoyed a rule from his father, the president
Transparency in action: the online UK-born broadcaster Gorka, whose career in the White House ended after only six months and who later entered a screaming match in the rose garden, was asking a question – which led to the live stream of the White House had to be cut before it was finished. Reporters were also taken out of the room
Beginning and ending: the summit continued despite the fact that Twitter went down and apparently continued after the White House interrupted the live stream
Trump said he would hold a separate meeting for them later in the month. & # 39; they see the unfairness of what happens & # 39 ;, he emphasized in his comments. & # 39; Have a large meeting and a real conversation, & # 39; he said.
On Thursday, the president accused Twitter of committing a plot to suppress his message and the number of followers he gets.
He also scolded the & # 39; fake news media & # 39; and claimed that CNN and other outlets tried to silence his message. & # 39; We are not silenced, & # 39; he said.
Trump repeatedly emphasized that it is a dual problem.
& # 39; I am not speaking for our side. I don't even know if you're on our side, & he said, even though the guest list was carefully compiled. & # 39; Great technology should not censor the voices of the American people. & # 39;
The White House itself was accused of censorship this week.
Graphic artist Ben Garrison said in a statement that he had a discussion with the White House & # 39; and we came to the conclusion that my presence at the Social Media Summit would be a media distraction from the President's message. & # 39 ; Both parties decided on Tuesday that he would not come, he writes.
& # 39; They were nice about it, but of course I am disappointed, & # 39; he said first.
But Garrison says he threatened to defend himself after the White House told a news broadcast that his invited & # 39; annulled & # 39; was contrary to the pact it had concluded not to discuss the situation.
& # 39; I was asked to remain silent about the whole thing. I said I would remain silent and I kept silent, & he said. & # 39; But then, from one day to the next, they issued a statement stating that Ben Garrison will no longer be present. & # 39;
He said the White House's behavior was & # 39; disappointing & # 39; because he was promised that Donald Trump's assistants would & # 39; ignore the whole thing & # 39 ;.
The new White House press secretary, Stephanie Grisham, listens as President Donald Trump speaks
Presenter Sebastian Gorka also attended the event before he came close to a fight
& # 39; It makes sense to anyone with common sense, I'm not anti-Semitic & # 39 ;, he said, fucking the Alliance Defense Fund to harm his reputation by claiming that he is.
However, the White House had not yet issued a statement at the time of Garrison's message. Presidential assistants have repeatedly told DailyMail.com that they could not comment on the controversy.
Politico reported for the first time that the cartoonist who had posted a copy of his invitation to Twitter no longer came to the event and named an assistant as a source of information.
The article was not how the arrangement turned out, but the headline of the piece said Garrison's invitation was & # 39; drawn & # 39; by the White House.
Sources familiar with the situation would not talk to DailyMail.com about what had happened, although the fact that Garrison would not come was confirmed.
It was only in Garrison's public statement that the series of events was fully known.
. (TagsToTranslate) Dailymail (t) news (t) cnn (t) donald-trump