CNN correspondent and Alabama-born American Kaitlan Collins found herself the first target since early October, following the briefing from White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Friday

“Thank you everyone for the very good and content-related questions,” said McEnany and tried to end the briefing. When the group of reporters tried to ask more questions, they briefly returned to the microphone

“I don’t call activists,” McEnany said while looking at Collins before leaving the podium. Collins replied, “I’m not an activist,” noting that McEnany hadn’t answered any questions from reporters since October 1 ” You just took five, Kayleigh. That doesn’t do your job ”

After the briefing, Collins tweeted: “@PressSec appears in her professional capacity and in her first brief since October only answers a handful of questions 1 When asked why [she] can’t call all reporters – since it was so long ago and there aren’t many of us around because of social distancing – she called me “activist” ‘”

Collins continued, “It’s understandable why someone who hasn’t done his or her job – answering reporters’ questions – in weeks confuses someone who’s doing their job with activism”

Based in Washington, DC.Collins joined CNN in 2017, covered Trump’s White House and quickly rose to the top of her field.Collins is from Prattville and is a graduate of the University of Alabama.She recently spoke to ALcom about White House coverage during COVID 19 pandemic

@PressSec appears in her professional capacity and in her first briefing since October only answers a handful of questions 1 When asked why not all reporters can be called – since it was so long ago and not many of us due to social distancing there – she called me “an activist” ”

It’s understandable why someone who hasn’t done their job – answered questions from reporters – confuses someone who’s doing their job with activism in weeks.

Collins’ CNN colleagues and others took to Twitter to defend the reporter after the tense exchange

@kaitlancollins is a truth and fact activist January 2021 still be in this room https: // tco / HD3A0OKqlf

Let’s get one thing straight. Kaitlan-freaking-Collins is a national treasure She has no time for anyone BS https: // tco / UOrX4Nx5DO

Kayleigh McEnany smeared Kaitlan Collins as an “activist” when she leaves after just a few questionsTwittercom / v0Wt0C17JC

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Source: https://www.al.com/news/2020/11/kayleigh-mcenany-to-cnns-kaitlan-collins-of-alabama-i-dont-call-on-activists.html