1/28/17, "'You don't speak for Britain' Anger at BBC political editor's Trump question," Express.co.uk, Katie Mansfield
"BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg has been condemned and praised for questioning Donald Trump’s views on Russia and Muslims during the US President’s first joint press conference with Theresa May.
The BBC journalist caused a stir with her direct line of questioning forcing Donald Trump to joke she had caused the end of the UK-US special relationship.
Ms Kuenssberg said: "Mr President, you've said before that torture works, you've praised Russia, you've said you want to ban some Muslims from coming to America, you've suggested there should be punishment for abortion.
"For many people in Britain those sound like alarming beliefs. What do you say to our viewers at home who are worried about some of your views and worried about you becoming the leader of the free world?"
Pointing to Ms Kuenssberg and turning to Theresa May, Mr Trump said: "This was your choice of a question?"
Leaning in to the microphone with a smile, he added: "There goes that relationship."
The grilling prompted laughter in the room but some viewers branded Ms Kuenssberg’s questioning as “rude” and an “embarrassment.”
Controversial commentator Katie Hopkins said: “I guess @bbclaurak speaks for the people of Britain in the same way @lilyallen apologises for the people of Britain. Not in my name.”
Others praised the journalist for her work.
Natalie McCormack said: “Bloody brilliant! Glad to see someone call him out. Shame our Prime Minister can’t do the same”.
Jane Northedge said: “You’re a star. Show him what what it means to have a free press. Thank you”.