Sean Spicer Scolds ABC’s Jon Karl After Interrupting Another Reporter
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer rebuked ABC’s Jonathan Karl at Monday’s press briefing after he interrupted Julie Pace of the Associated Press.
Pace had asked about General Michael Flynn‘s role in Donald Trump‘s presidential campaign, in light of FBI Director James Comey‘s revelation that his agency was investigating campaign officials’ possible ties to Russia. Spicer emphasized that “General Flynn was a volunteer of the campaign. And then, obviously, there’s been discussion of Paul Manafort, who played a very limited role for a very limited amount of time.”
Karl interrupted before Spicer could complete his answer, which provoked the fury of the White House flack: “Hey, Jonathan, hold on. Can you stop interrupting other people’s questions?”
The ABC correspondent tried to get a word in, but Spicer was having none of it: “Hey, Jonathan, somebody is asking a . It’s not your press briefing. Julie is asking a question. Please calm down.”