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Trump Answers CNN Chief: 'I Always Find A Way To Get Even'

Donald Trump got so upset with CNN during last year’s campaign, he warned the president of the television news network that he would “get even,” according to The Hill.

The threat, in the form of an email to CNN’s Jeff Zucker, apparently was a reaction to the network’s debate panelists having questioned Trump about his comments on a 2005 “Access Hollywood” audiotape that had just been made public. The tape featured the future commander-in-chief boasting about his sexual exploits, including groping and kissing women against their will. Following the tape’s release, a dozen women came forward to accuse the real-estate mogul of sexual assault. Trump denied the charges, calling his accusers “liars.”

“Jeff — Too bad you couldn’t be honest with how well I did in the debate,” Trump’s email to Zucker stated. “The dumbest thing I ever did was get you the job at CNN — you are the most disloyal person. Just remember, I always seem to find a way to get even. Best wishes, Donald J. Trump.” The New York Times reported that Trump urged CNN executives to select Zucker as network president in 2012. However, unidentified CNN sources told the newspaper that the recommendation did not influence the hiring decision.

Since entering the White House, the president has continued to lash out at CNN. He has frequently alleged that the network reports “fake news,” including stories about the many connections between Trump’s team and the Russian government. The president also is upset with CNN because it refutes his claim that the Obama administration “wiretapped” him.

The president’s battle with mainstream news reporters has reached an extreme point, with some media outlets being banned from White House press conferences. Trump insists that none of the stories about his administration’s Russian ties are true. The FBI, as well as the intelligence committees in the House and Senate, are investigating how Russian leader Vladimir Putin tried to interfere with the U.S. election and whether the Trump campaign colluded with him.

Source: The Hill
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