Earlier this week, President-elect Donald Trump called an off-the-record meeting with some prominent members of the American media.
Anchors and executives from the five biggest television networks convened at Trump Tower – including names such as Wolf Blitzer, Lester Holt, Martha Raddatz, George Stephanopoulos, Chuck Todd, and Charlie Rose.
The media, which has spent decades controlling the news narrative in our nation, suffered a crippling blow when Trump was elected, and this meeting showed just how far things have fallen.
While the meeting was off-the-record, reports have begun leaking out and as you might suspect, things didn’t go so well for those in attendance. Trump apparently called the group together so he could kick their collective ass for being dishonest.
One source from the meeting said that Trump dishing out a heavy dose of reality was “like a f–ing firing squad.”
Via the New York Post:
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.
No surprise that a significant portion of ire was directed at CNN, a network most conservatives referred to as the Clinton News Network during the campaign.
Another source that spoke to the Post 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.’”
How difficult it must be for these media elites who have been considered allies to the Democrat Party for so many years, be called out as the lying, left-wing propagandists they actually are.
Cross-posted at the Political Insider