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February 27, 2019

Statement on Hanoi summit coverage

The White House Correspondents’ Association strenuously objects to the capricious decision to exclude some journalists from a press encounter with President Trump and Chairman Kim.

This summit provides an opportunity for the American presidency to display its strength by facing vigorous questioning from a free and independent news media, not telegraph weakness by retreating behind arbitrary last-minute restrictions on coverage.

We call on the White House to not allow a diminution of the previously agreed-to press complement for the remainder of the summit. 

–Olivier Knox, WHCA President 

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