Fox News reporter Jennifer Griffin doubled down on her reporting that confirmed key well-known sides of an article from The Atlantic that alleged that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he doesn’t deem he would possibly perchance doubtless perhaps’ve done more to quit virus spread Conservative activist Lauren Witzke wins GOP Senate significant in Delaware Trump defends claim coronavirus will go, citing ‘herd mentality’ MORE disparaged World War I veterans all over a 2018 time out to France.
“I’m in a position to scream you that my sources are unimpeachable,” Griffin acknowledged on the air Saturday. “I essentially feel very assured with what we’ve reported at Fox.”
The Atlantic article printed Thursday alleged that Trump referred to slain American troopers buried at a French cemetery as “losers” and “suckers.” The administration has vehemently denied the claims, despite the indisputable fact that Fox and other shops were ready to verify key well-known sides.
“No longer every line of the Atlantic article did I verify, however I’d command that most of the descriptions and the quotes in that Atlantic article, I did secure of us that were ready to verify, and so I essentially feel very assured in my reporting,” Griffin acknowledged.
The president lashed out at Griffin in an earlier tweet after she on the starting set apart reported that her sources confirmed well-known sides of the Atlantic story, calling for her to be fired from the network, which the president is known to be a fan of.
GOP Secure. Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerFox News reporter defends confirming Atlantic fraction despite Trump backlash: ‘I essentially feel very assured’ GOP lawmaker defends Fox reporter after Trump requires her firing Lindsey Graham: ‘QAnon is bats— loopy’ MORE (Sick.) got here to Griffin’s protection on Saturday, calling her “one amongst my current journalists. Impartial and unafraid.”
“It is continuously better when of us design on digicam, however you would possibly perchance detect how of us assemble destroyed when they assemble crosswise with the president when they design out, and so of us are reluctant,” Griffin acknowledged Saturday. “They’ve viewed the language vulnerable to checklist of us and the manner Twitter has been weaponized against them, and I deem they lawful don’t essentially feel they need that variety of effort most attention-grabbing now.
“What they are asserting they essentially feel very strongly is correct,” she added. “They were there, and I’m a reporter, and it is a long way my job to story what I heard.”
Griffin also reported that Trump used to be adamant flags now not be reduced to half of-staff when the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainCOVID response reveals a manner ahead on deepest gun sale tests Trump pulls into need to-take care of Arizona trailing in polls Nonprofit 9/11 Day bashes Trump for airing political commercials on Sept. 11 anniversary MORE (R-Ariz.), a fierce critic of Trump, died in 2018.
Trump has beforehand made feedback disparaging McCain, who used to be prisoner of struggle in North Vietnam, asserting he’s “now not a struggle hero [because] he used to be captured. I love of us that weren’t captured.”
Extra than one sources suggested Griffin the president “hated John McCain” and didn’t need the flags to be reduced, main to a standoff, she acknowledged.