Reporter Simon Ateba of Today News Africa has previously caused a stir at press conferences by claiming that White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre does not call on him frequently enough. This charge was repeated by Ateba on Monday. "We won't do this! We won't be acting! Ateba started shouting from the back of the room, and Jean-Pierre said. The reporter said that Jean-Pierre ignored him for months on purpose since she didn't like his inquiries.