CNN pushes on Bush’s coms director: We want the candidate, not you

Yesterday morning on CNN’s New Day, Alisyn Camerota let her displeasure be known. Rather than interviewing the candidate himself, the Jeb Bush campaign dispatched the communications director, Tim Miller, to do an interview with Camerota on the morning show, rather than the candidate himself.

Camerota pointed out that candidates Carly Fiorina, Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, and even Marco Rubio, who until just recently had been boycotting CNN, were all appearing on New Day themselves — not their aides.

“It’s nice to have you, but, with all due respect, where is the candidate? Where is Jeb Bush? Shouldn’t I be speaking with the candidate?” Camerota pressured.

When Miller deflected, saying he was flying to New Hampshire for another campaign event, Camerota interrupted him. “This morning, other candidates have made time to be on our program, to give us a sort of post-debate wrap-up.” She went on, “So, shouldn’t Jeb Bush be talking about what happened last night?”

“I’m sorry you’re stuck with me, Alisyn,” Miller responded dully.

(H/t Poynter via Johnny Dollar)

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