It’s sad to watch but journalists are sucking up to Trump in a transparent bid for access.
- Mike Allen, one of the most prominent journalists in D.C., said that Trump had “done more than any POTUS-elect ever.”
- Rick Klein, the Political Director for ABC News, described confirmation hearings of Trump’s nominees to top cabinet posts as “less compelling” than Trump’s tweets.
- A reporter from the New York Times scored a phone interview with Trump and only asked about Meryl Streep.
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- In a tweet Monday morning, Trump claimed credit for Fiat Chrysler’s decision to create 2,000 jobs in the United States. Within two hours, we contacted a spokeswoman for Fiat Chrysler, who confirmed the decision was actually made in 2015, and we delivered the facts to our audience.
- In a statement released after receiving an intelligence briefing last Friday, Trump claimed that Wikileaks, whether it was fed information by Russia or not, had no impact on the election. The next day, we released a compilation of the 164 times Trump had talked about Wikileaks in the last 30 days of the campaign.
- Our exclusive investigation revealed that Kuwait, under political pressure, moved its annual event to the Trump Hotel. Our story was cited by USA Today as evidence of Trump’s corruption and “exactly what the Founding Fathers were trying to protect against.”
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