The night before the president-elect’s first press conference since winning the election, CNN/Buzzfeed released a slanderous dossier that made a series of claims about Russia having blackmail material on Trump, but without providing a single piece of evidence to back up their claims.
During the press conference, CNN reporter Jim Acosta repeatedly interrupted Trump as he was attempting to call on another reporter, demanding that he be allowed to ask a question instead. Although Trump tried to politely move on at first, Acosta wouldn’t let it go and continued to badger the president-elect. Trump eventually shut him down by calling his organization (CNN) terrible and saying, “You are fake news”.
This move successfully pivoted the media’s attention and headlines away from the error-ridden Russian blackmail report, and to topics involving Donald Trump’s treatment of the media.
Conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham was interviewed on Fox News this morning where she was asked her opinion on Trump’s handling of the media at yesterday’s press conference. During the interview Ingraham says, “Trump isn’t going to be a punching bag for the media“.
Laura continues by saying how she believes the relationship between Trump and the media will ultimately become healthier as time goes on, since the soon to be president is setting firm expectations of what is acceptable behavior and what is not…much like parents do with their children.