CBS News reports it took the White House twenty-two minutes to figure out how to enable the “listening only” feature on a conference call:
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“This White House can’t even run a fucking conference call,” a reporter on an unmuted phone line angrily exclaimed to the entire call. “They don’t know how to mute their line.”
“It’s the illegitimate media that doesn’t know how to conduct themselves. They can’t mute their fucking phones,” an unidentified official said. “Mute your phones.”
Another White House official repeatedly attempted to quiet the noisy line “so the people in charge” could talk.
“I think if everyone had half a brain and common sense and muted their phones, this wouldn’t be a problem,” she yelled in an apparent fit of frustration.
“Hello? Hello?,” one reporter interjected, some 15 minutes after the slated start of the call. “Has the call started?”
“This is Kim Jong Un calling for Donald Trump,” another reporter joked as tensions flared.