Co-host of CNN’s “New Day” Alisyn Camerota said she was “relieved” after learning the White House did not alter the record of President Donald Trump’s Helsinki press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Camerota came out strong against the president and the White House Wednesday, comparing him to author “George Orwell in 1984” and accusing him of trying to redact facts from the public. (RELATED: CNN’s ‘New Day’ Accuses White House Of Tampering With Putin Transcript Then Gets Debunked)
“We want to issue a clarification,” Camerota said on “New Day” Thursday. “We discussed how the official White House transcript from the Helsinki summit between President Trump and Vladimir Putin omits a portion of a question … ‘President Putin, did you want President Trump to win the election? And did you direct any of your officials to help him do that.’ Putin responded saying ‘Yes I did.'”
“In a graphic that we aired and in a statement that we made, we reported that the White House deleted the question about wanting the president to win from the transcript,” she continued. “The White House has since explained that, that discrepancy was caused by a technical glitch.”
Camerota expressed a feeling of solace and said she was “relieved” the mistake was not intentional.
“I can’t tell you, John, how relieved I am to read this clarification,” she declared. “I was so concerned, yesterday, that it was intentional. The idea that it is a technical glitch is such a relief. Because the idea that they would be intentionally scrubbing something from the official record on the day it came out … when President Trump said at his rally, ‘Just remember what you’re seeing and reading is not what is happening,’ — That made it seem as though there was something was happening behind the scenes. But the idea of a technical glitch, that is a huge relief.”
Camerota wasn’t the only one who had to walk back criticism of the White House. MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough was forced to delete a tweet Wednesday, comparing Trump’s strategies to murderous dictator Joseph Stalin, after a Washington Post article debunked claims of political censorship.
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