"This is a president, who has to be held accountable, but at least he's not making up truth and alternative facts. That is behind us, we feel," Alcindor, speaking on behalf of journalists, assured viewers on Thursday.
"We are in this situation where we are covering a White House that respects the idea of truth, that says, yes, we might have disagreements... but ultimately we see each other as human beings that we can talk to in a way that doesn't feel aggressive, or targetting, or charged. I think it is a feeling that both reporters here feel a bit of relief, frankly," Alcindor told MSNBC host Joy Reid.
"This is, again, a White House that will be held accountable," Alcindor said. "We're going to ask tough questions. I'm going to ask tough questions. But at least we're in a situation where they're saying we're going to level with you. We're not going to lie to you upfront. We're not going to make things up out of whole cloth."
"What Dr. Anthony Fauci said about being liberated and letting science talk in a pandemic. It, to me, sums up the 6 weeks we were in before which is that the science was not speaking, the facts and data were not speaking. This is a president, who has to be held accountable, but at least he's not making up truth and alternative facts. That is behind us, we feel," Alcindor said.