By David K. Li, New York Post July 18, 2017
A Fox News reporter and President Trump’s spokeswoman traded biting barbs on Tuesday over the White House’s camera-free press briefings.
When FNC’s John Roberts, a critic of the no-camera policy, left the press briefing of Trump spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders, she quipped: “John Roberts is bored today, he’s stepping out.”
The not-so-amused Roberts fired back: “If it (the press briefing) was on camera, I might not be.”
Roberts was stepping out to appear via satellite with FNC anchor Shepard Smith.
“To all who are musing over me leaving the @SHSanders45 Briefing … I have a live shot,” Roberts later tweeted.
“Had the brief been on camera, it would have been on TV, not me. I would have waited until it was over.”
The White House has barred cameras from its daily briefings since June 29.
(The Toronto-born Roberts started his career as a radio DJ and Much Music VeeJay in Canada before moving to TV news.)
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