Trump Wanted To Give Fox News Exclusive Broadcasting Rights To The Inauguration

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders says that her boss had no participation whatsoever in his own inauguration. “The biggest thing the president did, his engagement in the inauguration, was to come here and raise his hand and take the oath of office,” she said. However, people who worked on the inauguration are saying something quite different. Bloomberg:

Trump’s involvement in inaugural planning started early. He wanted to give exclusive broadcasting rights to Fox News, with on-air talent that was broadly supportive of his candidacy, according to three people familiar with his thinking. But in a late November phone call with Trump, Jeff Zucker, the president of CNN, argued it would be a mistake to broadcast only to his most loyal supporters, these sources said.

Afterward, Trump told Barrack they’d do deals with both Fox and CNN, two of the people said, but the idea was never executed.

Now here’s the irony, but certainly not surprising. Sanders says Trump had no involvement with the inauguration, people who were there said he had substantial involvement, down to micro managing the numbers of reporters.

Trump loved Barrack’s dinner, where he was swarmed by foreign diplomats and Republican donors, according to two people who were there. But he found one thing lacking: a robust media presence. Trump wanted “tons” of journalists at his own candlelight dinner the night before he was sworn in, according to people familiar with the order.

The article goes on to state that even the table decorations were under Trump’s control. He didn’t like the retro white leather tables with metal studs, he insisted on tablecloths. So tablecloths he got.

More details should come out as investigation into the finances of the inauguration continue to be explored. This regime has been corrupt from the beginning, with the very first thing it ever did, plan it’s own inauguration celebration. The die was cast then, and the pattern has never wavered.

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mae
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But of course he knows nothing about the tower meeting with junior and all the rest. His hands are clean!

HollyValera
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Great post. If only FOX had covered that idiot traffic cone’s inauguration, I suspect it would’ve have only been watched by the already-indoctrinated deplorables. God knows I had no plans to ruin the day by tuning in to any of that obscene spectacle, no matter who broadcast it.

mae
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He is a micromanager, to the extreme. Here is hoping his control freakishness problem is one of the main reasons he gets indicted.

Bareshark
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Not just the micromanagement, Cmae, but the inability to keep his mouth for long. You’ll notice that when he’s managed to pull something off (or thinks he has), he blurts out that he actually did it within…let’s be generous…two weeks’ time. Watching this admin “work” reminds me of that scene in Casino, where the Kansas City underboss is complaining about his lot in life to his mom and brother-in-law. The whole time, he’s spilling secrets that the FBI are listening to.

mae
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You are correct, guaranteed that he will want credit. I am almost happy he can’t shut up.

Bareshark
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Look on the bright side…all the news orgs being involved led to those now-infamous inauguration photo comparisons between the last true President of these United States and Mr. Tangerine Man. I see that as reality’s opening shot on the Virtual Reality “President”.

Bareshark
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That incident right there is a microcosm of the Trump “presidency”: style over substance, flattery above competence and marketing above all. And that’s before we even get into all the millions that seemed to have vanished from that fund…

mae
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I forgot to mention this, Elizabeth NYC, and Anjappa, I think it is spelled? wanted me to tell you that they send their best wishes. Gharlane said, WTF!

Nick Sullivan
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The ‘official’ nightmare started right on 1/20/17 when we were told of the ‘largest crowd ever anywhere in history’ despite photographic “evidence,” to use a word gone out of style …

Denis(dsnottselliott)
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Denis(dsnottselliott)

I guess Trump will channel Sgt. Schultz when reporters ask him about it!

Epimetheos
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FOX NEWS = state run media (the only honest media off course) /s