“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.
A second source confirmed the fireworks.
“The meeting took place in a big boardroom and there were about 30 or 40 people, including the big news anchors from all the networks,” the other source said.
“Trump kept saying, ‘We’re in a room of liars, the deceitful, dishonest media who got it all wrong.’
Then Kellyanne Conway came out to talk to the press and described the meeting this way, according to TV Newser...
“Thanks for sharing your bosses with us,” Conway said to the assembled press who are staking out the lobby for transition news.
When asked if the meeting was about mending fences, Conway said, “There’s no need to mend fences. It was an off-the-record meeting. It was very cordial. Very productive. Congenial. But it was also very candid and honest.”
Trump wants adulation without criticism from the press, and their main job is to question him and hold him accountable. He's not dealing with the gossip pages anymore, and the sooner he comes to grip with it, the better. And by the way, getting the election wrong is not the same as lying, Mr. Thin-Skin Elect. Your pollsters got it wrong too.