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Donald Trump’s media summit was a [censured] firing squad


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http://nypost.com/2016/11/21/donald-trumps-media-summit-was-a-f-ing-firing-squad/

Donald Trump scolded media big shots during an off-the-record Trump Tower sitdown on Monday, sources told The Post.

“It was like a f–ing firing squad,” one source said of the encounter.

“Trump started with [CNN chief] Jeff Zucker and said ‘I hate your network, everyone at CNN is a liar and you should be ashamed,’ ” the source said.

“The meeting was a total disaster. The TV execs and anchors went in there thinking they would be discussing the access they would get to the Trump administration, but instead they got a Trump-style dressing down,” the source added.

A second source confirmed the fireworks.

“The meeting took place in a big board room and there were about 30 or 40 people, including the big news anchors from all the networks,” the other source said.

“Trump kept saying, ‘We’re in a room of liars, the deceitful dishonest media who got it all wrong.’ He addressed everyone in the room calling the media dishonest, deceitful liars. He called out Jeff Zucker by name and said everyone at CNN was a liar, and CNN was [a] network of liars,” the source said.

“Trump didn’t say [NBC reporter] Katy Tur by name, but talked about an NBC female correspondent who got it wrong, then he referred to a horrible network correspondent who cried when Hillary lost who hosted a debate – which was Martha Raddatz who was also in the room.”

The stunned reporters tried to get a word in edgewise to discuss access to a Trump Administration.

“[CBS Good Morning co-host Gayle] King did not stand up, but asked some question, ‘How do you propose we the media work with you?’ Chuck Todd asked some pretty pointed questions. David Muir asked ‘How are you going to cope living in DC while your family is in NYC? It was a horrible meeting.”

Trump spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway told reporters the gathering went well.

 

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The hour-long session included top execs from network and cable news channels. Among the attendees were NBC’s Deborah Turness, Lester Holt and Chuck Todd, ABC’s James Goldston, George Stephanopoulos, David Muir and Martha Raddatz,

Also, CBS’ Norah O’Donnell John Dickerson, Charlie Rose, Christopher Isham and King, Fox News’ Bill Shine, Jack Abernethy, Jay Wallace, Suzanne Scott, MSNBC’s Phil Griffin and CNN’s Jeff Zucker and Erin Burnett.

 

WOW!

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He got bazillions of dollars of free publicity from the media. He should be on his knees kissing the hem of their garments and their feet.

 

He won't be able to censor them. It is idiocy to start off by badmouthing them.

Within a couple of years most Americans will be sick and tired of this egomaniacal lout.

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He got bazillions of dollars of free publicity from the media. He should be on his knees kissing the hem of their garments and their feet.

 

He won't be able to censor them. It is idiocy to start off by badmouthing them.

Within a couple of years most Americans will be sick and tired of this egomaniacal lout.

Your problem is is that Trump will have the bully pulpit and the media can't silence him.

Reagan bypassed the media too.

And he didn't have the internet or Twitter.

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Look what happened to LBJ when he refused to get the Hell out of Vietnam. He was forced to resign.

 

Look what happened to Tricky Dicky when he tired to subvert the election in 1972 . You piss off the press and you are out


Trump does not own the Internet.

 

He does not own Twitter.

 

'They could quite easily be the end of him.

 

C'mon, the guy is a THIEF. That is why they forced him to cough up $25 million.

When has any politician had to pay $25 million to people he bilked?

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Look what happened to LBJ when he refused to get the Hell out of Vietnam. He was forced to resign.

 

 

Point of order....

 

LBJ did not resign the presidency

 

He served a partial as sucsessor to JFK, won re-election and quit during the primary for his full second term.

 

He was president from 63 to 69

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