Today, the White House is being accused of taking this secrecy to a whole new level, with photojournalists noting a mysterious white truck blocking the way from reporters gaining access to Trump’s golf outing, with The Washington Post’s Paul Farhi noting that the truck seemed to move along with the cameras, with the sole intent of restricting access.
Trump on the golf course today, captured by CNN cameras https://t.co/hctg9sO23e— Manu Raju (@mkraju) December 26, 2017
CNN also took note of the box truck, with Don Lemon devoting an entire segment to it. Lemon repeatedly accused the president of “hypocrisy” for golfing so much, 87 times by their count, when he had previously heaped so much scorn on Barack Obama for partaking in the sport during his time in the job. “The President and his staff don’t really tell us when he is golfing and we have taken to going outside of the golf course and filming him as he golfs through a break in the hedges near the club,” Dan Merica told Lemon. “Today a big, white box truck parked in front of those hedges, trying to obscure our shot of President Trump golfing.” “The President and the White House have tried to obscure the fact that President Trump golfs on a regular basis,” Merica continued, shrugging off concerns that filming the president golf could be considered trivial, given that it is the job of the press to track what presidents do on a daily basis. Lemon responded, “I believe the word is hypocrisy, Dan. Hypocrisy.” The CNN anchor went on to say that the network had footage of every president playing golf and that Trump was not being singled out, nor was it was it any kind of “conspiracy.” “Next time we may have to get higher cameras to go above those box trucks,” Lemon joked. Per CNN, the Secret Service denied any involvement in this:
Mysterious white truck blocked TV crew from getting shots of Trump playing golf in Fla., I’m told. As photojournalist moved the camera, he said, truck moved w/him to block the picture. The unmarked truck parked when Trump was apparently at hole, then drove off after. — Paul Farhi (@farhip) December 27, 2017
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