President Trump called on a non-American journalist during Thursday's joint press conference with the President of France, breaking with protocol and denying American journalists a rare opportunity to ask a question of their president.
"The reporter proceeded to ask Macron a question in French, then asked Trump about his perception of China's leader, Xi Jinping". Of Trump, he asked, "You have just met with the Chinese president during the G20 Summit".
"Trump did call on some American news outlets at the press conference, including ABC. The White House is functioning beautifully, despite the hoax made up by the Democrats".
- Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) July 13, 2017macron says next question should go to an american journalist, but trump deflects and calls on a chinese journalist. Trump doesn't call on American journalist.
Joint press conferences that USA presidents hold with foreign leaders traditionally include two questions from journalists of the host nation (in this case, France) and two questions from journalists of the visiting nation (in this case, the United States).
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