Fox News’ Tucker Carlson faced off Monday with White House Correspondents Association President Jeff Mason, who blasted President Donald Trump during the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday for denouncing some mainstream media outlets as “fake news,” 100% Fed Up reports.
Carlson said Saturday night’s gala felt like people from the media was very anti-Trump and the event itself was “an extended middle finger to the president.”
Mason, a White House correspondent for Reuters, pushed back pointed to the part of his speech during the event praising the Trump administration for providing White House reporters “good access.”
But Mason also said that President Trump’s recent rhetoric clearly undermines First Amendment rights.
The host of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” tells Mason, “I thought the whole evening was arranged around a response to a guy who wasn’t there.”
Earlier in the interview, a clip of President Trump’s speech at a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania rally Saturday was played where the president criticized media outlets like CNN and MSNBC as “fake news.”