Chaos in the White House Press Room — Gateway Pundit Reporter Accuses Fox Radio Correspondent of Assault

If the White House press pool has seen some wild times since President Trump took over, Friday afternoon was no exception.

This time, however, it didn’t involve the president or any member of his administration.

Instead, it was a heated confrontation between Gateway Pundit reporter Lucian Wintrich and Fox News Radio correspondent Jon Decker, which reportedly culminated in accusations of racism, hate, and — according to Wintrich — an assault:

According to Wintrich, and others, Decker loudly accused both the reporter and Gateway Pundit — a controversial “far right” website — of hating “blacks, Jews, Hispanics.”

As Wintrich told Mediaite:

“[Decker] followed me into the briefing room calling me a Nazi.

He really aggressively grabbed me, not to the point where I was bruised, but close to it.”

Shortly afterward, reporters interviewed Wintrich about the incident, who brushed off questions about whether or not he was Nazi or racist by countering that “half my family died in the Holocaust” and that “my boyfriend is Colombian”:

It should be noted that there was apparently already some bad blood between Wintrich — who was only recently granted White House press credentials — and Decker.

According to a Fox News representative, Decker “was upset with some of Wintrich’s previous tweets and sought only to notify other members of the press corps that the Gateway Pundit writer was attending the daily briefing.”

Before that, Decker also reportedly “sent an email to the entire White House reporter email listserv, noting that the White House ‘has admitted Gateway Pundit into today’s White House Press Briefing.'”

While other White House reporters confirmed that some type of confrontation between Decker and Wintrich definitely went down:

Decker himself released a statement denying that any assault took place:

“Earlier today I had a conversation with a representative from the online publication Gateway Pundit. The conversation was straightforward and direct.

I also informed the full White House pool that this representative was present in the Briefing Room. At no time did I accost or assault this individual. More than a dozen witnesses will attest to this fact.”

A Fox News representative also denied that any assault took place.

Wintrich personally retweeted a claim that Decker had his press credentials pulled and was escorted from the room following the confrontation:

But another reporter quickly discredited that claim:

Nonetheless, it’s clear that the Gateway Pundit reporter wants Decker to be held accountable for the situation.

On Saturday morning, Wintrich wrote that he plans to pursue legal action against Decker:

Gateway Pundit editor and publisher Jim Hoft has since made it clear that he stands fully behind his reporter’s claims, saying that he, too, was going to help “to try to press charges or at least report the incident.”

As Hoft put it, what Decker did “was totally uncalled for.”

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