CNN’s Bash: Garrett’s Question Was ‘Disrespectful’

CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash said Major Garrett’s question that received a scolding from President Obama was “crossing that line a little bit, and being disrespectful” on Wednesday’s “CNN Newsroom.”

Bash stated, “You’ve been a White House reporter, I’ve been a White House reporter. You know what it’s like to stand up and ask the president a question, and you do want to be tough, but there’s a fine line, especially, maybe I’m old school, standing in the East Room, a fine line between asking a tough question, and maybe crossing that line a little bit, and being disrespectful. So, I think that that happened there. And one other quick thing I want to add, I’ve never seen a president, or pretty much any politician, stand up at a press conference and ask themselves questions, and maybe if the president would have given answers that were not quite as long, more reporters would have been able to ask those very questions.”

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