‘We’re in a room of liars, the deceitful dishonest media who got it all wrong’
President-elect Donald Trump invited members of the mainstream media to Trump Tower Monday for an off-the-record pow-wow some described as an “f-ing firing squad.”
Believing they were in for a discussion about the media’s access to Trump, the presidents of NBC News, MSNBC and CNN, in addition to various other media figures, were treated instead to a brutal tongue-lashing.
“It was like a f–ing firing squad,” a source told The New York Post, adding that Trump specifically singled out CNN boss Jeff Zucker saying, “I hate your network.”
“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.