State Department Torches Media for Comparing U.S. to Chinese Communist Party: ‘Have Never Experienced’ Anything Like This

The U.S. State Department on Monday issued a stinging rebuke of establishment media figures who attacked the Trump administration and falsely claimed the U.S. government was acting like the Communist regime in Beijing for not taking questions during the briefing about former National Security Adviser John Bolton’s book.

The representatives from the media outlets who did this—from Reuters to Bloomberg—broke longstanding precedent of keeping State Department policy briefings on topic by attempting to ask unrelated questions. The Bloomberg reporter actually accused the State Department of acting like the Chinese Communist Party by not taking questions on Bolton’s book during the call.

Morgan Ortagus, the State Department spokeswoman, after the incident wrote a stinging letter to AFP’s Shaun Tendon, the head of the association of reporters who cover the State Department, explaining that she had never seen anything like this before. Ortagus provided that letter to Breitbart News exclusively ahead of its public release:

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State Department Letter to Shaun Tandon