Well, remember Brian Karem? He’s the White House Correspondent for Playboy. He’s also a CNN contributor. Former Special Assistant to the President and current Salem Radio Host Dr. Sebastian Gorka confronted him at a presser in the Rose Garden. He’s been called one of the biggest pigs of the press corps, known for his combative style with the press secretaries of the Trump White House. He likened Trump voters to the Nazi Party. He said that the attendees of the White House’s social media summit were willing participants of demonic possession. Gorka said that he called the president a “f**king idiot” when he refused to answer the questions being hurled at him. So, he just got his press pass suspended for thirty days, which Playboys vows to fight (via Washington Examiner):
Received an email today shortly before 5 p.m. from the WH: as of Monday afternoon my press pass is suspended for 30 days.— Brian J. Karem (@BrianKarem) August 2, 2019
Suspension of credentialed press by the government is incredibly concerning. We are working with our lawyers to appeal the decision to suspend @briankarem. Since 1953, Playboy has fought to protect First Amendment rights, and the fight must continue today.— Playboy (@Playboy) August 3, 2019
Neil Munro shouted questions at Obama in the Rose Garden and was called a heckler by his supposed colleagues. You guys created this standard. Here’s a tiny violin. https://t.co/b1wWVrrGVt— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) August 3, 2019
Playboy's White House correspondent Brian Karem said his White House press pass is being suspended.
It was not immediately clear why. Karem has had a number of high-profile combative exchanges with members of the Trump administration.
Last month, he got into a confrontation with former White House staffer Sebastian Gorka following President Trump’s July 11 social media summit. Karem said the audience, which were mainly right-wing provocateurs and social media influencers, a “group of people that are eager for demonic possession.” A fight nearly broke out.
Back in 2017, Karem gained notoriety for going on a tirade during a White House briefing led by then-press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Don’t be sad Brian.— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) August 3, 2019
You’re still a punk. pic.twitter.com/mOKStruVTa
Maybe the White House press briefings will be temporarily a bit more orderly and less rambunctious, right?
That was a wild one ??White House Repoeter @BrianKarem said the crowd in attendance for the President’s announcement was “prone to demonic possession.” @SebGorka was having none of it - wow.— Benny (@bennyjohnson) July 11, 2019
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