In 2017, CNN anchor and recent town hall moderator Kaitlan Collins once defended Donald Trump's attacks on the press and made some jabs at her network's expense during an interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News, RadarOnline.com has learned
During Collins' 2017 interview with Carlson, she told the at-the-time Fox News host, "The press is throwing a royal tantrum because they can't control what the country is talking about."
Carlson asked her about the reception she got covering the White House for the first time. She said, "It's definitely a little tense, but I'm not really there to impress them."
"I'm there to ask the questions my readers want answered, and I'm not there to ask what they want me to ask," she continued. "I don't get the questions that CNN wants. I don't get the questions that MSNBC. I ask what my readers want me to ask because outside in the real world where the other 300 million people live, they don't care about, you know, personnel issues that MSNBC is asking."
In the resurfaced interview, she claimed that "you can tell" when publications such as the New York Times and CNN take criticisms from the former President "personally."
"It does affect their reporting," she explained. "And that's not what should happen."