Fox News Reporter Takes Heat From Fellow Journalists For Pressing On After Trump’s Attack On CNN’s Acosta

The Wrap reports:

Fox News correspondent John Roberts came under fire on Friday after declining to come to the aid of his fellow reporter Jim Acosta after Trump lambasted the journalist and CNN as “fake news.”

During his joint press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May, Trump made it clear that he would not take any questions from his CNN nemesis, because he didn’t take questions from “fake news.”

“No, No, CNN is fake news. I don’t take questions from CNN,” said Trump. “John Roberts from Fox,” he continued. “Let’s go to a real network.” Roberts did not stand up for his fourth estate colleague and instead used the opportunity to casually move into his own question.

After tweets from fellow journalists such as the ones seen below, Roberts issued a statement:

“In today’s press conference, I paused while my colleague from CNN went back and forth with President Trump over a question. When it became clear that the president wasn’t going to entertain a question from him, I proceeded with my question, as did my fellow colleagues in the press corps. I also used to work at CNN. There are some fine journalists who work there and risk their lives to report on stories around the world. To issue a blanket condemnation of the network as ‘fake news’ is also unfair.”