Donald Trump should be trying to learn about the issues, but instead, he personally called CNN control room today to alert them to an interview that was airing with his ex-girlfriend on Fox News.
— Michael Calderone (@mlcalderone) May 16, 2016
Brian Stelter of CNN spilled the beans on Trump, “A few minutes after that interview on Fox this morning, this woman was interviewed in the 7 AM hour; Trump called into CNN’s New Day control room. He wasn’t going to go on air. We asked if he would go on air. The producers were asking him, and he said that he wouldn’t go on air, but he wanted to make sure that the producers of New Day had seen the interview on Fox on the rival network so that they could cover the interview.”
Less than a day after the chairman of Trump’s foreign policy committee admitted that the presumptive Republican nominee needs to learn about foreign policy, Donald Trump was calling the control room of CNN’s morning show in an attempt to direct their content and coverage.
If Hillary Clinton had done the same thing, the media would go bonkers. Donald Trump is completely obsessed with his cable news coverage to the point where he is personally calling up the networks and trying to dictate their coverage to them. His presidential campaign runs on cable news coverage.
Trump’s behavior was completely in character for a man who pretended to be his own publicist. For anyone who thinks that The New York Times story about Trump’s treatment of women was no big deal, we’re looking at you, Joe Scarborough, the fact that the candidate himself is trying to undo the damage says all one needs to know about how seriously Trump is taking the Times story.
Donald Trump is in way over his head and he is already showing signs of cracking under the pressure of being the Republican nominee.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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