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White House Press Deputy Lashes Out After CNN Attacks Trump Oval Office Claim

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Deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley shot down a reporter who called President Donald Trump a liar via Twitter.

Brian Karem, a political analyst for the ferociously anti-Trump CNN and White House reporter for Playboy magazine, tweeted at the president on New Year’s Eve, calling him out for saying that he was in the White House.

“POTUS tweet minutes ago claimed he was in the Oval Office. No marine there so that’s another lie,” Karem wrote.

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Karem was apparently referring to a Trump tweet that called on Democrats to “come back from vacation now and give us the votes necessary for Border Security, including the Wall.”

Gidley’s reply to Karem called out the reporter — and included a little eyewitness testimony.

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“I just looked into the Oval Office myself, and @POTUS was in fact sitting behind the Resolute Desk working,” Gidley said.

“So, now I’m just waiting for you and the rest of your ilk to either stop jumping to false conclusions, correct the record, or, here’s a thought, call the press team to ask.”

Karem did not respond to Gidley’s tweet that day, but did continue his tirade against the president for saying that he was in the Oval Office without allowing reporters to observe him.

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“Dear POTUS: you want to claim you were in the Oval today- fine. You want to gripe? Not fine. Open the press office doors, hold regular briefings, news conferences; answer emails and phone calls,” the Playboy correspondent demanded.

“In a word: communicate . Don’t dictate.”

When Karem did reply to Gidley, it was on Tuesday — and he then called Gidley’s character into question.

“Produce him. Sorry but saying “I saw him” don’t get it.”

The president has been waiting for Congress to pass a spending bill that includes $5 billion in funding for a border wall.

While Democrats have pointed the blame at the president for the government shut down, the commander in chief has continued to update the public that he is available to sign a funding bill and end the shutdown, while many Democrats took their holiday vacations without the issue having been settled.

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Savannah Pointer is a constitutional originalist whose main goal is to keep the wool from being pulled over your eyes. She believes that the liberal agenda will always depend on Americans being uneducated and easy to manipulate. Her mission is to present the news in a straightforward yet engaging manner.
Savannah Pointer is a constitutional originalist whose professional career has been focused on bringing accuracy and integrity to her readers. She believes that the liberal agenda functions best in a shroud of half truths and misdirection, and depends on the American people being uneducated.

Savannah believes that it is the job of journalists to make sure the facts are the focus of every news story, and that answering the questions readers have, before they have them, is what will educate those whose voting decisions shape the future of this country.

Savannah believes that we must stay as informed as possible because when it comes to Washington "this is our circus, and those are our monkeys."
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