AP Reporter Confronts State Department Spox on Taking Credit for Trump-Era Accomplishments: ‘Don’t You Think It’s a Bit Disingenuous?’
“Don’t you think it’s bit disingenuous to claim credit for the 18 companies winding down?” Lee asked at a department press conference, speaking in reference to the European nations that have withdrawn support for Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
“All of this work was done in the previous administration, and you guys have only been … in office for a month. Right? Are you telling me that in the last four weeks, these 18 companies all of a sudden decide to say, ‘Oh my God! We better not do anything with Nord Stream 2.’ All of that — you guys are taking credit for stuff that the previous administration did. Right? No? Yes or no?”
“Matt, I am speaking for the Department of State,” Price replied. “The people who have been working this, the people who are working this now, were the same people a month ago, were the same people three months ago, four months ago.”