Fox News broke with President Donald Trump to side with rival network CNN after a CNN reporter was banned from an event.
Donald Trump’s favourite TV network Fox News has joined with other media outlets to condemn the White House for banning a reporter from an event.
Kaitlan Collins, CNN’s White House reporter, was banned from a Rose Garden event after asking the US president about Russian president Vladimir Putin and secret recordings made by his former lawyer.
Fox News, a conservative rival broadcaster, said it “stood with CNN” over the issue and condemned the White House decision.
Jay Wallace, the network’s president, said in a statement: “We stand in strong solidarity with CNN for the right to full access for our journalists as part of a free and unfettered press.”
Ms Collins attended a photo call between Mr Trump and Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, on Wednesday as part of the White House pool.