SPONSORED:

Spicer mocks Pelosi claim of CNN being GOP 'apologists': 'Had no idea I had Wolf Blitzer in my pocket'

Spicer mocks Pelosi claim of CNN being GOP 'apologists': 'Had no idea I had Wolf Blitzer in my pocket'
© Bonnie Cash

Former White House press secretary Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerThe Memo: Trump allies have hope, urge new approach in crucial last debate Spicer mocks Pelosi claim of CNN being GOP 'apologists': 'Had no idea I had Wolf Blitzer in my pocket' Debate moderator Steve Scully says his Twitter account was hacked as president accuses him of being a 'Never Trumper' MORE joked early Wednesday that he "had no idea" he had "Wolf Blitzer in his pocket" after Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOvernight Health Care: Following debate, Biden hammers Trump on coronavirus | Study: Universal mask-wearing could save 130,000 lives | Finger-pointing picks up in COVID-19 relief fight On The Money: Finger-pointing picks up in COVID-19 relief fight | Landlords, housing industry sue CDC to overturn eviction ban Finger-pointing picks up in COVID-19 relief fight MORE (D-Calif.) accused the CNN anchor of being an "apologist" for the Republican Party.

"I'm just upset. Six years at the RNC [Republican National Committee] and working with President TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump, Jared Kusher's lawyer threatens to sue Lincoln Project over Times Square billboards Facebook, Twitter CEOs to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 Sanders hits back at Trump's attack on 'socialized medicine' MORE, and I had no idea I had Wolf Blitzer in my pocket the whole time," Spicer, the host of Newsmax's "Spicer & Co.," said to "Mornings with Maria" anchor Maria BartiromoMaria Sara BartiromoMeadows criticizes veteran journalist Lesley Stahl as an 'opinion journalist' Greenwald slams Schiff over Biden emails on Fox Hillicon Valley: DOJ accuses Russian hackers of targeting 2018 Olympics, French elections | Federal commission issues recommendations for securing critical tech against Chinese threats | House Democrats slam FCC over 'blatant attempt to help' Trump MORE on Fox Business.

"Gimme a break," he added. "CNN is in the pocket of the president? That's insane!"

ADVERTISEMENT

Spicer's comments came after Pelosi called Blitzer an apologist for Republicans while defending her opposition to a $1.8 trillion COVID-19 relief package in a contentious interview Tuesday afternoon.

"With all due respect, and you know we've known each other a long time, you really don't know what you're talking about," Pelosi said at one point.

"What I say to you is, I don't know why you're always an apologist and many of your colleagues are apologists for the Republican position," she argued later.

CNN is often attacked by President Trump for being "fake news" and biased against him, with rallygoers chanting "CNN sucks" at many of his rallies, including one on Monday night in Sanford, Fla.

 

ADVERTISEMENT

Spicer often sparred with CNN White House correspondent Jim AcostaJames (Jim) AcostaSpicer mocks Pelosi claim of CNN being GOP 'apologists': 'Had no idea I had Wolf Blitzer in my pocket' Jim Acosta responds to pro-Trump crowd chanting 'CNN sucks' The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump eager to leave the hospital MORE and CNN contributor April Ryan at daily press briefings during his tenure as press secretary in the first eight months of 2017.

Bartiromo's two interviews with Trump over the past week on "Mornings with Maria" and "Sunday Morning Futures" on Fox Business and Fox News, respectively, generated record numbers for the former CNBC star.

Her phone interview with Trump on Thursday resulted in the most-watched hour for "Mornings with Maria" in its history, delivering 376,000 total viewers, while Bartiromo's "Sunday Morning Futures" interview with the president on Sunday scored 2.375 million viewers, the most-watched program on cable news that day.