Donald Trump is known for his terrifying man-child tantrums. Lashing out on everyone who disagrees with how he is running our nation seems to be more of a hobby for him.
As the media continues to report factual statements about the so-called president, Trump feels the need to put an end to their First Amendment right by inviting them over to Trump Tower for a private closed-door meeting.
“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.”
No one really knew why Trump gathered the media together. Well, the reason is simple: he wanted to shred them into pieces with open threats.
One source who spoke with NY Post described the incident:
“It was like a f–ing firing squad…Trump started with [CNN chief] Jeff Zucker and said ‘I hate your network, everyone at CNN is a liar and you should be ashamed.”
Trump then continued to ridicule every news outlet (except Fox News, of course):
“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.”
Another source discussed Trump’s mannerisms throughout the meeting:
“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…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.”
Per usual, the White House is in complete denial about what actually went on during this secret meeting conducted by Trump.
Honestly, what happened or didn’t happen is not the issue here. The issue is that Trump delivers this false narrative to his clan of followers: the media is ‘fake news.’
For those unaware, the free press serves a more important role in this country than most Americans realize. Journalists and reporters are hard-working (indeed, overworked) public servants who provide a much-needed check on powerful institutions and in fact, hold corrupted individuals like Donald Trump accountable for their actions. We desperately need that because the people who govern our nation will never tell us the ugly truth. Hell, they won’t even release tax returns after pledging to do so. We, as Americans, should be embracing news organizations that do endless amount of research day in and day out to deliver the most accurate coverage. Instead, more and more people are willing to destroy their careers because a big orange-faced buffoon deemed them as liars.