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    Making enemies - the RIGHT way

    Post  sinister_midget on Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:52 am

    Trump reportedly explodes at media bigwigs in off-record meeting

    President-elect Donald Trump on Monday lashed out at several top media executives and their outlets in a high-profile meeting, according to the New York Post.

    Prominent journalists and executives from CNN, NBC, CBS, and Fox were among those in attendance at the meeting at Trump Tower.

    "Trump kept saying, 'We're in a room of liars, the deceitful dishonest media who got it all wrong,'" a source told the Post. "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," a source told the Post.

    Trump specifically took aim at Zucker, CNN's president, a source told the Post, reportedly telling him: "I hate your network. Everyone at CNN is a liar, and you should be ashamed."

    Those in attendance were under the impression that the media's access to Trump would be discussed, but they instead got an earful from Trump.

    Sounds to me like he was explaining the media's access to him in no uncertain terms.

    The president-elect has repeatedly criticized the media for what he said was biased coverage of his campaign, often describing journalists as "dishonest."

    On Monday night, Trump continued his attack on Twitter, referring to the press as "the crooked media" and dismissing suggestions that his businesses presented potential conflicts of interests for a commander-in-chief.

    Prior to the election it was well known that I have interests in properties all over the world.
    Only the crooked media makes this a big deal!

    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2016

    Earlier, Kellyanne Conway, Trump's senior adviser who ran his presidential campaign, called the meeting "excellent" and "unprecedented," praising the fact that it was arranged in two days.

    Conway later denied that Trump lashed out at the media during the meeting.

    "No, that's not true at all. I sat right to his left. He did not explode in anger," Conway said during an appearance on Bloomberg's "With All Due Respect."

    She added:

    "By the way, it's an off-the-record meeting, so whoever said that and mischaracterized it should think twice. But no he did not explode in anger. He's the president-elect. He won … winning solves a lot of problems. Winning makes a lot of statements. I'm really happy he reached out to them after a very long and bruising, hard fought, not-always-fairly-covered campaign."

    A Politico report characterized the meeting as "less intense," with Trump expressing the possibility of a "reset" in relations with the press. But that report also suggested that he ripped into the executives in attendance.

    So, he may not have lashed out. He may have said something like "I'm not thrilled with the coverage you guys gave me. I consider it biased." The media, being the media, and being hostile to anything to the right of Karl Marx, would take that as a direct hit on their broadside and use it as an excuse to be even worse. So, if Trump didn't really get nasty with them, they could have taken it that way anyway without any real evidence to back it up.

    The left will, of course, do their solemn duty and believe whatever story the government press concocts. If the state-run press says Trump got nasty, he did. No matter the truth.

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