Trump Attempted to Move a Reporter to the Back of the Room. Nevertheless, She Resisted.

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CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins. (CNN)

Prior to the start of Donald Trump’s COVID-19 briefing on Friday, a White House official ordered CNN correspondent Kaitlan Collins to move from her assigned, front-row seat to the back of the room.

She bravely defied that order. 

Luckily, Collins was not alone in her act of resistance, and was supported by fellow reporter Chris Johnson, White House correspondent for the Washington Blade, who also refused to give up his seat in the penultimate row (the seat Collins was instructed to take).

When the two refused to move, the official suggested the matter would be handled by the Secret Service—though no action was taken.


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