The hosts of “The View” erupted Thursday over reports that President Donald Trump banned American media from covering his Wednesday Oval Office meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislak, calling the move “treason.”
The meeting was held in the Oval Office, and though no U.S. media outlets were permitted to cover the meeting, reports revealed that a Russian photographer was allowed to take photos for Russian state news agencies.
According to CNN, the meeting was set to emphasize the necessity for the U.S. and Russia to combine forces in an effort to end Syrian and Ukrainian violence. Additionally, CNN reported that the meeting “floated the prospect” of a U.S.-Russia coalition to resolve Middle East conflicts.
“He’s speaking to the Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and Ambassador Kislyak — who’s the one who Michael Flynn got fired for talking to him about possibly talking about sanctions,” host Joy Behar said of the meeting. “And in the room, here’s Trump talking to the Russians and the Russian press is there covering … and guess who’s missing from the room? The American press.”