Fox News Chief White House Correspondent John Roberts joined Fox News Radio's Guy Benson and Marie Harf to discuss the White House Press Briefing.
On key takeaways from the briefing: I think the briefing on the G20 from Bolton and from Larry Kudlow was interesting. We had also spent an hour earlier today with Larry Kudlow. He's suggesting that the President is showing some optimism about Saturday's dinner meeting with President Xi in Buenos Aires at the G20 may be the foundation of some sort of breakthrough in trade talks between the United States and China. (1:12)
On Bolton saying he had not listened to the Khashoggi recording because he doesn't speak Arabic: He has always been outspoken. He has never been reserved. I was somewhat surprised when he said what good would it do me to listen to it. At the same time, I've always known him to be very plain spoken and very frank about things. Maybe there is something to this idea that he doesn't speak Arabic and he's not going to get the nuance of what's being said. He's got a transcription. He could go through it word for word with the translator or interpreter. The interpreter can stop the tape and say at this point this is what is going on. I don't know if he just didn't care to do that, or he didn't think it would be necessary, or he didn't have the time to do it or he just thought the decision has been made. (3:02)
On Acosta's first briefing since having his pass revoked: I think that there was less confrontation. The most confrontation seemed to be, and I don't know the correspondent who was asking the question and John Bolton over the tape. Acosta asked a couple of questions. He was a lot less confrontational as he's been in the past. (6:00)